Flip-flops: Also known as thong sandals, these beach-appropriate slippers are making a splash at fashion weeks lately — much to the chagrin of some — and we can’t wait for them to signal a more relaxed dress code.
Juicy Couture tracksuits: The 2010s had athleisure. In the 2020s, these blinged-out tracksuits are beckoning for their turn in the spotlight once again. (Photo: @happy.vintage)
The emo get-up: Break out the grungy, nobody-understands-me T-shirts and kohl liner — My Chemical Romance just announced their reunion. (Photo: @my.chemicalromance)
Flapper fashion: Because we all need a dose of fantasy and escapism in this serious, dark world.
Friendship bracelets: If shell necklaces can have their comeback and eat it too, why can’t BFF weaves? (Photo: @alexinnovations)
Fran Drescher’s OTT blazers: TV series The Nanny served looks. While blazers are still hot on and off the runways, we’re missing the imaginative versions Fran Drescher pulled off with aplomb. (Photo: @whatfranwore)
Doctor’s bag: Not convinced? Just think about all the puns the fashion set will come up with about how the bag is sick. Heh. (Photo: @frock.and.fellow)
Batik: The traditional print from Indonesia has sadly taken the backseat to modern patterns. In 2020, we hope heritage makes a comeback. (Photo: @makerlysg)
Peranakan beaded sandals: Speaking of heritage, beaded sandals are a painstakingly intricate art form, one that demands the expertise of trained artisans and hours with a tiny needle. That's why it's deserving of couture status. (Photo: @mapicomapico)
Fabric headbands à la Gossip Girl: Barrettes had their time under the sun, and they should make way for the triumphant return of the preppy fabric headbands loved by Blair Waldorf. (Photo: @everyggoutfit)
Platform sneakers: The Spice Girls are are rebanding again. Ergo, it's right to indulge in a little nostalgia with these towering sneakers. (Photo: @spicegirls)
Dungarees: Utilitarian fashion meets farm chic. ‘Nuff said. (Photo: @cosmoandfries)
Victorian ballgowns: The 2010s was the decade of camp. In 2020 and beyond, let's top the madness with bigger, bolder, more dramatic silhouettes. Practicality be damned. (Photo: @vamuseum)
Petite watches: These dainty timepieces double as arm candy for days when we need a break from our smartwatches. (Photo: @vintage_watch)
LED sneakers: The cool kids always had a pair that lit up with every step. Adults deserve to be young too. (Photo: @hoverkicks)
Psychedelic dresses: Drug laws aren't about to relax in Singapore anytime soon but you can always revisit the next wildest part of the '60s with your clothes. (Photo: @sixties.stylee)
Jane Fonda’s ‘80s leotard: Sportswear giants could take a page out of the OG aerobics queen's diary and slap us with some happy adrenaline through their 2020 lineup. (Photo: @dancebodysuits)
Pearl necklaces: Perfect pearls still get an aunty rep, and we challenge designers to change that in the next decade.
Ugly sweaters: Ugly fashion has been enjoying its moment in the current decade but the ugly sweater subset never quite caught the same fanfare despite our love for kitsch. (Photo: @ugly.christmas)
Boxing shorts: With a thick waistband and giant brand logo front and centre, we wonder why these never caught on with the conspicuous consumer — shopping is a sport after all. (Photo: @everlast)