Welcome to the great Gen Z-Millennial divide. Between their call for the end of skinny jeans and how to correctly part your hair, the younger generation has some pretty polarizing opinions that have everyone on both sides up in arms. While I’ve definitely taken sides on some things (I no longer own skinny jeans, for one, but I am a huge fan of avocado toast), I still feel trapped in between the two groups and according to the internet, it’s because I’m technically a Zillennial.
Those of us born between 1992 and 1998 are part of the microgeneration that’s not quite Gen Z but also not fully Millennial, either. We were there to go from flip phones to smartphones but still remember the days of floppy discs and dial-up internet. It was a specific time, to say the least. So with the new and rather distinct Gen Z aesthetic that’s on the rise in the fashion world, I felt compelled to share my thoughts.
Everyone you speak to will have their own opinion on what’s really worth buying, skipping, and wearing from all the new trends in the market right now and as a member of this in-between generation, I definitely tow the line between wanting to wear the latest thing and being low-key traumatized seeing the Y2K fashion I wore in my awkward middle school days make a comeback. With that, I put together my list of what I’m personally excited to try right now and what I’m giving a hard no to.