Five trends that are back in Fenton High

Sydney Bommersbach, Assistant Online Editor in Chief

What’s in style changes every year and each season is different from the last. Here are some trends that are repeating their appearances in the Fenton High halls.

High Waisted Pants and Mom Jeans

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Originally fashionable in the late 1980s and early 1990s, high-waisted pants and “mom jeans” specifically, have taken this generation by storm. Until recently, they were considered unflattering and untrendy. This is no longer the case because according to a study done by Lyst, searches for “Mom Jeans” are up 105 percent since last year, and that they’ve officially outpaced the skinny jeans.

White Shoes

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Seemingly able to match any outfit and impossible to keep clean, it feels as though everyone today owns at least one pair of all-white shoes, if not more. Between the entirely white High Top and Low Top Converse, Sk8-Hi and Lo Pro Vans, Nike Air Force Ones and white tennis shoes of all brands, there are many different style options. Both Converse and Vans of all types were popular in the ’80s.

Choker Necklaces and Hoop Earrings

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From the ’90s, both of these accessories are back and more popular than ever. According to Vice, the choker’s increase in popularity started on the runways, and can also be linked to beloved style inspirations: celebrities. Whether they are silver, gold, or beaded with small, personalized beads, these necklaces can go with everything to add a simple detail. Depending on how much of a statement a person is trying to make, different sizes and shapes of hoop earrings can also be added to compliment an outfit.


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Comfort became king in the 1980s, when sweatpants moved from being worn in the gym only to becoming general leisurewear. Today, no one bats an eye when people wear any kind of sweatpants to any place, as they are so common. According to CBS, Americans spent nearly $44 billion on so-called “activewear,” up 16 percent over 2014. On the other hand, denim sales have taken a hit, down 5 percent or more every year since 2013.

Flannels and Black Boots

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The ’90s grunge look is back, and it’s enjoyed by many in the fall and winter months. The heavy, black combat boots, made by Dr. Martens or Timberland, keep feet warm in the cold and snowy conditions. Able to be thrown on top of any outfit, flannels also provide extra warmth, with extra style and stripes.