A Look Back at 2020

By Alexsa Carreiro

As we all know, 2020 was one of the toughest in our history. Many different events and reasons made 2020 the year it was, but many took this as an opportunity to make the most out of their situation. Let’s take a look back at all the craziest trends and some of the best products throughout the year:

Tie-Dying Everything: From sweatshirts to backpacks to couches, people tie-dyed everything in sight. It was an activity that gave many people something to do during quarantine.

Live Stream Workouts: Due to nearly everything being closed due to the pandemic, people had to get creative with their ways to stay active. Live stream workouts made it easy for everyone to keep in shape and incorporated new ways for people to feel like they were physically in a gym. The Chloe Ting 2 Week Shred became one of the most watched YouTube videos at over 300 million and now gives many people bad flashbacks to the times of quarantine.

Tik Tok Creations/Trends: It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have TikTok downloaded and doesn’t use it frequently. TikTok provided many ways to stay entertained throughout quarantine including dances to learn and so many things to make including whipped coffee and cloud bread.

So Much Baking: Everyone became a professional baker in 2020. Stores had trouble restocking the baking goods due to the demand. It gave many families an at-home activity to do and provided them with something (Hopefully!) good to eat after.

Shortages, Shortages and More Shortages: From toilet paper to paper towels to hand sanitizers and masks, many people struggled to get what they needed. As soon as lockdowns were declared people stocked up on many things leaving others with nothing. Thankfully now we have a surplus so all essential items!!

Blasts from The Past: So many trends from the past were brought back in 2020. Disposable cameras began to be used again to document all the interesting things we all did this year. Biker shorts sales skyrocketed along with many other popular items from the 80’s-90’s.

Best year for Netflix and other streaming services: Quarantine left us with very few things to do. This resulted in weeks of binge watching shows and many movie nights. The majority of conversations with others were about shows and movies you had watched and asking for recommendations to help make it through quarantine.

Social Media Finally Used for The Better: Social media became a big source of information, for better or worse, during these times. Many social issues surfaced and many people became activists attempting to help others in a fight for equality and justice. Without the spread on social media many issues and situations would never have been learned about.

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