October 1, 2022

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Youth trendy style

‘Unwritten,’ ‘Backyardigans,’ 2000s fashion are back

There is nothing new under the sun and TikTok is proof. 

If you’ve found yourself endlessly scrolling through your FYP (for you page) lately, chances are you’ve been transported to a moment in time you either love to remember or beg to forget — the new millennium.

With just a few scrolls, users will run into videos of flash mobs dancing to a trap mix of Natasha Bedingfield’s 2004 hit “Unwritten,” creators dressed in 2005 Hollister polos and a random yet delightful revival of songs from early 2000s cartoons.

While the social media app is relatively new, much of its viral content stems from the nostalgia of the rhinestone forward, low-rise jean wearing and phone flipping early aughts.

If you've scrolled through TikTok lately, chances are you've come across major throwback moments to a time you love to remember or beg to forget: the 2000s.

If you’ve scrolled through TikTok lately, chances are you’ve come across major throwback moments to a time you love to remember or beg to forget: the 2000s.
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“Last year, with everything that was going on, it makes sense that we want to go back to what was comfortable to us growing up,” viral trend researcher Agustina Panzoni says.  

Social media has given Generation Z (people born between 1997-2012, according to Pew Research) the power of tastemaking on an international level – and the 2000s are it.

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