- Teens and members of Gen Z are known as the social-justice-oriented digital generation.
- Between apps like TikTok, celebrities, and social media, Gen Z has a ton of influences when it comes to fashion trends.
- From bucket hats to early 2000s trends, members of Gen Z aren’t afraid to be bold when it comes to style — even if the older generations just don’t get it.
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Gen Z fashion trends are getting wilder and wilder.
From bucket hats and mom jeans to unisex clothing items, some trends might seem confusing to the older generation — and you can usually guess that teens are getting these items online, rather than in-store.
“TikTok and Instagram are likely the largest drivers of new trends and brand exposure. There’s hardly a line between celebrity and social media influencer anymore,” Samantha Brown, a New York-based celebrity stylist trained by Stacy London of “What Not To Wear,” told Insider. “Many of these young people are also finding inspiration from their peers, as most of them upload their looks all throughout the week.”
Here are eight Gen Z fashion trends that Baby Boomers will never understand.