8 Trends from 2008 That We’d Love to See in 2018


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Flo Rida’s Low. The iPhone 3G. Rage comics. The Dark Knight. The Pussycat Dolls. Michael Phelps dominating the Beijing Olympics. The international year of the potato. 2008 was a simpler time and we are so ready to relive those glory days. Lucky for us, trends are cyclical and 2018 is the perfect time for a 2008 revival.

Cropped leggings under everything

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Under skirts, dresses, shorts – cropped leggings were comfy and were always there for us no matter the occasion. We should be there for them too.

Wide waist belts

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If the high-waist trend can make it in 2018, why can’t the wide waist belt? They cinched our figures perfectly for a classic hourglass. We’ll just have to sew wider belt loops onto our jeans.


Nicole Richie wearing a low headband with a white top
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2008 was a big year for headbands, ranging from the preppy Gossip Girl-inspired bands to the bohemian ones that always left a mark in the middle of your forehead. Headbands are truly an underrated accessory and must come back.

Shutter shades

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Popularised by Kanye West’s Stronger video, shutter shades were everywhere in 2008 and deserve a place in 2018. Say what you want about them, they’re definitely a conversation starter.

Juicy Couture tracksuits

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These tracksuits were the outfit of the 2000’s and we can see why: they’re attention-grabbing and comfy as hell. Why did they ever go out of style?

Maxi dresses

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The boho trend hit a peak in 2008 and with it came maxi dresses. Comfortable, slouchy, and able to hide both a full stomach and a small pet underneath all that fabric. What’s not to love?

Gladiator sandals

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Gladiator sandals are definitely an eye-catching style. The downside? They might leave an equally eye-catching tan line after a hot day. Oh well. If it’s good enough for Rihanna, it’s good enough for us.

Baggy boyfriend jeans

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Free yourselves from the prison of tight-fitting jeans and embrace baggy boyfriend jeans. They look just as chic and let you have seconds for dinner with no problems.

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