Popular fashion trends from the last two decades! From crocs to uggs, we review the defining fashion trends of the 2000s
20. Crocs- You know you committed sin if you owned a pair of crocs. These shoes were a mix of clogs and Swiss cheese, while we can’t deny how comfy they are who could’ve predicted how big these would get? If you owned a pair, you either loved them and proudly wore them everywhere or you secretly bought a pair online to see what the fuss was all about, but wouldn’t be caught dead in public wearing them.
19. Big Chains and Military Dog Tags- Plain but shiny unornamented chains was a classic fashion accessory worn by many rappers in the early 2000’s to symbolize wealth, many men took to sporting chains as a fashion statement. Actual military dog tags list the person’s name and medical information, but wearing personalized dog tags became a flashy and fast growing trend. While there is a bit of a barrier for men to get over wearing any jewelry, decorated in this type of bling was midlength and adorned with jewels and worn over big shirts, but we’ll get more into that later.
18. Emo Grunge- Although the culture origin started in the 1980’s, it wasn’t until the early 2000’s that emo and emo grunge broke into the mainstream. This included wearing black, fitted shirts, cuffed jeans and is mainly recognized for its unique hairstyles. Popular looks include big poofy hair with bright colors like blue pink or blonde. Hair is also cut into choppy layers accompanied with side swept eyes and dark makeup for both boys and girls. Emo grunge is a stereotype associated with being emotional, introverted and angst.