From best to worst “Tik Tok” fashion trends (2020)

Grace King-Wagner, Editor

2020: A lot happened! Especially in the world of fashion. A famous social media app, Tik Tok, influenced a lot of fashion trends in the year of 2020. Let’s talk about them and judge them from best to worst…

1.Bold makeup

Personally, this trend was my favorite. I feel makeup is one of the most expressive forms of fashion and art. I loved seeing people try new things! Bold colors are especially groundbreaking and are hard to have confidence in to pull off. From the drawn-on hearts and clouds on people’s eyelids, to the very bold and bright blush colors people used, bold makeup was so much fun from 2020.

2. 90’s

A throw back for sure! Lots of people loved to dress up as characters from the show “Friends,” a very popular sitcom from the 1990’s. From all the fashion throwbacks, this was my favorite. I love seeing Tik Tokers break boundaries by wearing denim jackets and crop tops. The 70’s and 80s can die in the past, so bring on the 90’s baby.

3. Y2K

A part of me has always been super girly, so this trend was definitely fun to see and try. Y2K fashion is best known for its pink and velvety ensembles inspired by pop culture. There’s a lot of TikTok videos on how you can dress like Regina George or even as a Bratz doll.

4. Cozy/Oversized

I dress cozy probably 9 times out of 10. Oversized t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants is where it’s at, everyone. Pair this look up with some fashionable Nikes, or Doc Martins, you’re stylin’. The reason why I rated this 4/10 though is because it’s definitely not the newest or most fashionable look, but it’s an easy way to feel comfy but cute at the same time.

5. Combat boots

This one was really hard for me to judge, because these shoes can go with just about everything. If used in the right way, I think they are absolutely stunning and can turn any boring outfit into something iconic, especially the platform style.

6. Baguette Bag

A baguette bag is easily an essential for every girl’s closet. I have a couple myself, although I don’t think they’re a good bag for an everyday look. There’s simply not enough room for more than your phone and a lip gloss. 

7. Cottage Core

Cottage core: not the best nor the worst. I like the idea of it, buuuut, I feel florals are very overrated sometimes. It’s been a trend for the past couple of years, and I’m ready for something new. The hairstyles are cute and the curly updo is also very adorable, and I can get down with that. I’m not good with hair, so I love learning from this trend.

8. Monochrome

Monochrome is boring! I like mixing it up and having multiple colors to look at. Don’t get matching and monochrome mixed though. They’re NOT the same. Monochrome outfits aren’t new, but the fashion community of TikTok just can’t get enough of themed ensembles. Let’s leave this trend in 2020, please.

9. E-Girl

The only things I like from this trend are the chain jewelry and the dyed hair colors. I just can’t get down for this look though. All through middle school I wore black eyeliner and black clothes. (It was my emo phase.) E-Girl reminds me too much of my awkward preteen phase. The mix of pastels and dark clothes with graphic tees is just so unsettling to look at. Another trend to leave in 2020.

10. Plaid Skirts and Tennis Skirts

*Insert throwing up emoji* Oh my God…I HATE early 2000s fashion trends. For the love of God, leave this trend back in 2020…this trend shouldn’t have even become a thing after the movie “Freaky Friday”, where Lindsay Lohan can’t get enough of plaid. Don’t even get me started on low rise jeans. Then there’s tennis skirts. Is it just me or is this look, icky? It makes me feel like girls are trying to achieve a “sexy school girl” look. You do you girl, but you won’t catch me wearing either of these skirts.

No matter what trend you love or hate, fashion is a form of expression. There’s no hate in what you choose to wear. Whatever you feel comfortable in is what truly matters. If there’s one thing we can learn from fashion trends off of Tik Tok last year, it’s that there’s so much creativity and people love experimenting. I for one think that this is amazing, its good for people to go beyond, and I can’t wait to see what else comes from Tik Tok fashion this year.