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TikTok has been the source of so many trends lately that it’s hard to keep track, especially when it comes to the teenage world. The uber-popular app is a place for teen entertainment, food, viral dance, and beauty trends, to name a few. But scroll one through the feed of any teenage TikTok user and the first thing you’ll notice is the fashion trends.
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We got the inside word on TikTok teen fashion thanks to a real teen. Our teen advisor says the following fashion trends are what all stylish TikTok creators wear. Hint: It’s heavy on the flavor of the ’90s with big influences from that era including pop star Britney Spears and the hit sitcom The new prince of Bel Air.
1. Cloud slides
A quick internet search for Cloud Slides (sometimes called Pillow Slides) will present you with multiple versions of this super soft shoe that’s trending on social media these days.
The synthetic foam slide has an extra thick, squishy sole, so every step feels like you’re walking on, well, a cloud. With so many colors to choose from and an affordable price point, your teen can stock their wardrobe with more than one pair.
$20 at Amazon
2. Fun and exotic jewelry
For teens, jewelry is a big punch. Not only can a unique pair of earrings, a dazzling necklace or a stack of bracelets add a touch of elegance to her fit, but it’s also something that doesn’t ruin her budget.
BaubleBar delivers when it comes to unique, high-quality pieces, especially since many of them can be personalized with a meaningful name or word.
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3. Peplum Peaks
Peplum tops having teen moments on TikTok, probably inspired by the cottagecore fashion wave that’s been hitting since the Netflix show Bridgeton for the first time.
These flowy tops pair with jeans, skirts, and shorts to create a look worthy of Fashion Week.
$16 at Forever 21
4. Graphic shirts
Graphic t-shirts are never out of fashion for teens, but guys and girls wear them as loungewear as well as outwear.
Throwback versions are especially popular with TikTok stars, and Old Navy has a wide and affordable selection.
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5. Plain button up shirts
Teens who really enjoy fashion pair their T-shirts with a button-up shirt over them. It’s a way to mix and match prints, add more style to her look and also layer for cooler evening temperatures.
Pro tip for dads: Let them leave a little wrinkle if they want to, it’s the style.
$20 at Target
6. Retro Print Dresses
Dresses are not just for casual wear and special occasions, they are great for everyday wear too. On TikTok, you’ll find teens rocking mini dresses, midi and maxi while hanging out with friends, running errands, or hanging out at home or in the backyard learning the latest dance trends.
What makes these dresses look trendy are the prints – funky florals and geometric Y2K patterns are hot right now.
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7. High Sneakers
The Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker is a classic TikTok favorite lately—especially since the brand has released so many variations on the classics.
From limited-edition print accents to chunky platform soles to custom shoe interiors, Converse doesn’t disappoint teens like the “it” shoe.
$65 at Converse
8. The basics of fear of God
Without a doubt, one of the viral TikTok trends for teens is ripping off gear by Fear of God Essentials — and showing your followers what you’ve got in your distance.
With the luxury brand’s collection of sweatshirts and comfy shirts now available at Nordstrom, they’re more accessible — but still a bit pricey.
The Fear of God Basics at Nordstrom
9. Chunky loafers
When they’re not wearing the latest sneaker trends, teens on TikTok can be seen wearing chunky dad shoes or slippers. The thicker the sole, the better.
We found a few great pairs of style (aka “creepers”) on ASOS for everyone.
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Definitely a nod to the artisan aesthetic that started in 2021, all teen influencers are sporting crochet everything this year. From crop tops, jackets, and dresses to pocketbooks and bucket hats, this knitwear in any style or color combination is a winner.
Not sure how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe? Try a simple bucket hat to get started.
$8 at Forever 21
11. Cargo bottoms
The cargo style of baggy pants or shorts with patch pockets along the leg is another TikTok teen trend that’s great for everyone. Teen girls style their loads (sometimes from the men’s section) with shorts, T-shirts, blouses, graphic T-shirts, and even jackets, while teens wear their loads with hoodies, this graphic and button-up combo shirt.
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12. Waist beads
The great thing that has emerged from TikTok for teens is body positivity, so when it comes to trends in recent years, waist beading has gained popularity among young women on the app. They are also referred to as belly beads, waist beads, or beaded waist chains.
In West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity and spiritual well-being. Etsy has waist beads for under five dollars so our teens can try this trend without breaking the bank.
$5 at Etsy
13. Retro Logo Baseball Caps
Guys and girls are into the most retro things, and baseball caps are an easy way to incorporate this style into their wardrobe. While the logo or branding is important when choosing a retro cap, it’s really all about the color path and how the cap will coordinate with the favorite elements of their wardrobe.
$13.99 at Amazon
14. Misty Feathers
As random as it may sound, feathers and fuzzy items are big trends for teens on TikTok. Fashion has gone from simplistic to extreme and teens are buying feathered styles or going DIY by adding feathers (eg: feather trim) to shirts, dresses, earrings and more.
The blurry crop top is the perfect way to combine two trends into one.
$10 at Forever 21
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