A Decade in Fashion


Tatiana Joseph-Saunders, Culture Reporter

As we close out 2020, it’s worthwhile to take a trip down memory lane and look at the most popular fashion trends from the past decade. Throughout this article, I will be noting a few of the most prominent trends from 2010 to 2020.


Tiny Glasses

One of the most interesting trends of the past decade only poppedon the scene a few years ago. It is commonly cited as being first introduced to the mainstream world after a January 2018 episode of “Keeping Up WithThe Kardashians,” where Kim is telling her family how her husband, Kanye West, sent her an email saying she was forbidden from wearing big sunglasses—and,next thing you know, tiny sunglasses were the new thing. Ever since, more and more influencers and celebrities are flaunting the tiny accessories.


Throwback Thursday, Friday, Saturday…


While this trend dates back to the 80s, there seems to be an intense resurgence over the past few years. It is not uncommon now to see a lot of styles from the “90s grunge scene” incorporated into everyday fashion. Whether it’s distressed jeans, baggy mom jeans or oversized band T-shirts, the 90s are back, and I am 100% here for it.


Joggers, Hoodies, & Athleisure

Whether it was a luxurious brand drop from Beyoncé, or stores keeping stylish joggers and cropped hoodies in stock, athleisure took over this decade. More and more stars are seen strutting around town in the latest sweatpants and sneakers, and people are taking notice.


The Chunkier, The Better: Chunky Sneakers


While it can be traced to 2012 via  Designer Isabel Marant, chunky sneakers have just gotten bigger and more popular. Celebrities are getting papped left and right in these chunky shoes, and they’re getting bought by the masses nonstop. The Fila Women Disruptors are pretty trendy, and luxurious shoe brands are coming out with a new version every season.


Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh My!

Animal print jumped on the scene full force at the beginning of the decade, becoming the it trend from 2010-2013. It is now appearing once again as we round out the decade. Whether it’s on runways or in malls around the world, it is hard to avoid the attention-grabbing print nowadays.


One-For-All and All-For-One

The latter half of the decade has brought about more awareness, and inspired action when it came to having more diversity and inclusive representations in the fashion world. The lack of different size and race representation have long been a critique of the fashion industry, but the 2010s have brought about a new wave of making sure the clothes reflect all of the consumers. Some examples are Rihanna’s Savage Fenty lingerie campaign, which includes women of all sizes, American Eagle’s #AerieReal or the inclusion of more gender-fluid clothing.