Hey guys! Today we being the Fashion and Culture week of the Afrobloggers Winter Blogging Festival! I hope we will enjoy (and complete) this week!
I decided to start on a really light note and look back at some things that were trending in the 2000s. Some things I regret ever owning and some things I’m glad I never owned. I know fashion repeats itself but I hope the things mentioned below never come back or never trend again.
Also, if you still wear any of the items mentioned below, please do not feel attacked. Just know I wouldn’t wear them.
Please tell me someone remembers these. My aunt got me these for my birthday in 2012. She got them in the colour red but they were a size too small. So the following day, after school, I exchanged them for a bigger size. They didn’t have my size in red so I got them in grey instead. Those shoes were so trendy. Sneakers with a wedge? Who came up with that idea? Looking back, I’m glad I changed them to grey because imagine me walking around with red wedge sneakers?
I hope these never come back. I must admit, they brought me a lot of joy in 2012 but other than that, I can’t believe I owned and actually loved them. Such a dark time in fashion.
Thigh high canvas
What do you know about these? I literally begged my mom to buy me these but she said no. Do you know how heartbreaking it was not wearing these with a little “Hey Mama” skirt? Pain. I experienced real FOMO with these but no amount of begging would convince my mom to buy them. I’m so glad she refused to buy them because she definitely knew better. I hope these never make a comeback. However, if they did come back, I wouldn’t be surprised. Too many people wore and actually liked them.
In english, these are Jelly shoes but in Zambia, we called them “Maliposa”, “Sofia” or “Nshaupwa Bwino”. “Nshaupwa Bwino” means “I’m not married well” or “My marriage isn’t good”. If you think about it deeply, you will understand why they were called Nshaupwa Bwino. As for the name Sofia, I have no idea why that was.
These shoes were made of plastic and came in so many different styles. Some would even have a butterfly on them. I remember I owned these in green. I definitely owned more than one pair and none of them were black. These shoes were nowhere near comfortable and on a really hot day, your feet would burn. On an extremely hot day, wearing these was wearing hot, melting plastic. They were so slippery too. No skid resistance at all. I’m so grateful we stopped wearing these.
I think we owned them because they were cheap. Definitely not for comfort.
Cargo shorts are not my preference at all. If a man approached me wearing cargo shorts, he would have to go back. I don’t have much to say about these. I’m just hoping that one day, those who still wear them shall see the light. There is no way these aren’t one of the worst things to happen to men.
I am not mad at Supras. These were a moment in fashion and I respect that. Could we have worn them better? Yes. I think the way we dressed was the problem. I don’t know why people (we) wore these with baggy jeans. Maybe skinny jeans hadn’t started trending yet. If these shoes came back now, I’m pretty sure we would do them justice. I really don’t hate them but I don’t love them either. I’m just glad they had their moment.
Dresses over jeans
I know some people still do this. I promise you dresses were not meant to be worn with jeans. I know I did this. Mostly with top-dresses (which should never come back too). Teen celebrities in the early 2000’s made this so cool and that just makes me sad.
Did you wear any if these? Please let me know in the comments. Also, tell me one fashion trend you didn’t like and you hope never comes back. Leave a comment. I would love to know!
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