Back To The Future

Virtue Nyarko, Editor-in-Chief

The New Year is always filled with hopes and promises—of innovation towards clothing, music, and entertainment. While new trends are to be made, it’s important to remember the ones that brought society to this point.

Certain aspects, such as old sayings and fashion items, have recently reappeared, while other items are expected to never return—with good reason.

Rewinding to the early 2000s, popular expressions like chillax, for-shizzle and dope fell to the wayside. As the early 2010s ushered in the digital era, new phrases, such as swag, shook, and yolo, spread like wildfire throughout the world, with people using social medias like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat on a daily basis. Those phrases soon expired, however, and became cringe-worthy, while new ones were introduced. Nowadays, the language of teens incorporate sayings like no cap, g.o.a.t, and woke. Most of the time, these words are used in an ironic manner to make light of a certain situation. The new 20s has yet to reveal is catch words.

   But, just like these phrases, fashion trends may go out of style but always reappear when least expected due to a certain celebrities or through the spread on social media. However, if it were up to Olivia Knepper, 10, to create her own trend, it would be “Personalized jean jackets with patches and designs.”  Hate to break it to her, but those were popular in the 70s. While her trend hasn’t resurfaced yet, items like mom jeans, scrunchies, chunky “dad sneakers,” and striped clothing that were most popular during the 80s and 90s are now infiltrating the closets of younger generations. For Knepper, her preferred old style is simple: “White T-shirt with jeans and black Converse; it’s iconic.”

For 2020, the expectation for trends is uncertain, but Knepper has high hopes that, if nothing else, the saying for this year would be Solid.”

For-shizzle!