The 2010s were filled with countless memories for us as children. Looking back at them gives us nostalgia, and they were one of the more simpler times throughout our lives. Here is a small review of the trends of the 2010s and how they shaped our following years:
The Tumblr Era: Besides my childhood, I’d say the most nostalgic time of the 2010s has to have been that of the Tumblr era. The Tumblr era took 2015 by storm. It was a much simpler time. Everywhere you looked, flowers, peace signs, converse, galaxy print, and boy bands were certain to be found. I can’t say that I hated the Tumblr era. However, it’s definitely different from today’s more recent aesthetic, but I definitely know that at one point, I strived to look and be like the Tumblr girls that once flooded my Pinterest page. Although that time provided me with some good memories, I’m glad the trend has died down, and that we’re not still stuck in that rut that was the Tumblr Era.
Killer Clowns: Whether your remembrance of 2016 was based on Harambe, the many deaths that took place, the 2016 election, or whatever else is personal, I’m sure the killer clowns that ran rampant definitely left quite an impression in that year. It was a scary time for everyone, and while many of the cases turned out to be hoaxes, there were many accounts of killer clowns who actually ran loose and lured kids into the woods. Whether it was supposed to be “harmless fun”, or someone actually intended to actually harm and scare people, I’d like to think that this trend won’t be ignited any time soon.
The Era of Teen Romance and Dystopian Movies: From the early to the mid-2010s, teen romance and dystopian movies were all everyone talked about. I think everyone remembers how movies like Twilight, Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars, and The Hunger Games swept the nation. At times, I’ll find them on TV and watch them just for fun, I mean, who doesn’t like a classic romance or action-packed dystopian film. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if this time in our decade, filled with many memorable films, made a comeback, as they provided me with many good memories. Although, if the genre of Teen Romance and Dystopian Movies did make a comeback, I don’t think it would be nearly as popular as it once was.
The Dress Debate: The dress debate, although somewhat infuriating, was a fun trend that people had lost their minds over in 2015. It became a viral sensation after people had heard of discrepancies on the dress’s color. People were confused as to whether the dress was either blue and black or gold and white. Although this fun and mind puzzling trend is over, recent trends very similar to the matter have come across media attention, such as Yanny and Laurel. It is for this reason that trends like these won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. People have taken a particular liking to more serious debates, which is far more beneficial and engaging than these silly online disputes.
Duct Taping Everything: Duct taping everything was a craze that had everyone in over their heads. Even though it may not seem like it, making things out of duct tape was challenging. I certainly remember it to be that way, as my 8-year-old self would constantly search up duct taping tutorials. Everything from duct tape bows, wallets, roses, etc. would pop up on my recommended pages, and I’d be ecstatic. It was the trend that broke out in the early 2010s. Sadly, it was quickly deemed “uncool” and the trend didn’t live long. It may be because of the unappealing appearance, or maybe it was because of the rainbow loom trend that quickly followed afterward. Even though they weren’t the prettiest, most of the products were actually very effective and sufficient for their purposes. I have good impressions of duct-taping, but it would be a lost cause if it were to ever make a comeback.