Shop TikTok fashion trends for teens, from cloud slides to cargo pants

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TikTok has been causing so many trends lately that it’s hard to keep up with them, especially when it comes to the teenage world. The ultra-popular app is the place to be for teen entertainment, food, viral dancing, and beauty trends, to name a few. But one scrolls through the feed of any teenage TikTok user and the first thing you will notice are the fashion trends.

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We got the inside word on TikTok teen fashion thanks to a real teenager. Our teen consultant says the following fashion trends are what all stylish TikTok designers are wearing. Hint: They’re very 90s inspired with major influences from that era including pop star Britney Spears and the hit sitcom The prince of Bel-Air.

1. Cloud Slides

Who wouldn't want to walk around in comfort all day while looking stylish?

A quick internet search for Cloud Slides (they are sometimes called Pillow Slides) will provide you with several versions of this super soft shoe that is trending on social media these days.

The synthetic foam slide has an extra thick, spongy sole, so every step feels like walking on a cloud. With a great selection of colors and an affordable price, your teen can stock more than one pair in their closet.

$20 at Amazon

2. Fun and quirky jewelry

Statement jewelry can be fun and playful, perfect for teens.

For teenagers, jewelry packs a big punch. Not only can a unique pair of earrings, a dazzling necklace, or a stack of bracelets add style to their cut, but it’s also something that won’t break their budget.

BaubleBar offers quality unique pieces, especially since many of them can be personalized with a meaningful name or word.

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3. Peplum tops

Peplum tops are great for layering, especially now that the fall season is upon us.

Peplum tops have a moment with teens on TikTok, perhaps inspired by the wave of cottagecore fashion hitting since the Netflix show Bridgerton made its debut.

These flowy blouses pair well with jeans, skirts, and shorts to create a fashion week-worthy outfit.

$16 at Forever 21

4. Graphic Tees

Your teen can show off a bit of personality with the right graphic tee.

Graphic tees never really go out of fashion for teens, but young boys and girls wear them as both loungewear and going out wear.

Throwback releases are especially popular with TikTok stars, and Old Navy has a huge selection at affordable prices.

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5. Casual Button Down Shirts

Remix this flannel button-up any way you like.

Teens who really love fashion pair their graphic tees with a layered button down shirt. It’s a way to mix and match prints, add a bit more flair to their look and also layer them up for cooler evenings.

Pro tip for parents: leave them a little wrinkled if they want, that’s the style.

$20 at target

6. Dresses with retro prints

Not only are these dresses from Target eye-catching, but they're also comfortable.

Dresses are not just for dressing up and for special occasions, they are also perfect for everyday wear. On TikTok, you’ll find teenagers wearing mini, midi and maxi dresses while hanging out with friends, running errands, lounging around the house or in the garden learning about the latest dance trend.

What makes these dresses trendy are the prints – funky florals and Y2K geometric patterns are all the rage right now.

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7. High top sneakers

Converse sneakers are a true classic.

The classic Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker has been a TikTok favorite lately, especially since the brand has released many variations of the classic.

From limited-edition printed accents to chunky platform soles to custom shoe interiors, Converse doesn’t disappoint teens as the “it” shoe.

$65 at Converse

8. The essence of the fear of God

These high quality sweatshirts are perfect for chilly autumn mornings on top of the bus.

By far, one of the viral TikTok trends for teens is snagging gear from Fear of God Essentials and showing your followers what you’ve got in your run.

Since the luxury brand’s range of cozy sweatshirts and t-shirts are now available at Nordstrom, they’re more accessible, but they’re still a bit on the pricey side.

Fear of God Essentials at Nordstrom

9. Chunky moccasins

If you haven't heard of the dark academia trend, ask your teen, they'll tell you.

When not wearing the latest sneaker trend, teens on TikTok can be spotted in dad shoes or chunky-soled loafers. The thicker the sole, the better.

We’ve found some great pairs of the style (also known as “creepers”) at ASOS for everyone.

Buy moccasins at Asos

10. Crochet

Bucket hats are a trendy solution to bad hair days.

Definitely a nod to the craftcore aesthetic started in 2021, all teenage influencers are crocheting everything this year. From crop tops, cardigans and dresses to wraps and bucket hats, this knit in any pattern or color combination is a winner.

Not sure how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe? Try a simple bob to start.

$8 at Forever 21

11. Cargo funds

Cargo pants are so versatile they can be dressed up or down.

The cargo style of baggy pants or shorts with patch pockets along the leg is another teenage TikTok trend that appeals to everyone. Teen girls style their cargos (sometimes from the men’s department) with crop tops, sweatshirts, graphic tees and even blazers, while teens style their cargos with hoodies and this graphic tee combo and button down shirt.

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12. Waist Beads

Waist beads are available in many colors to match your vibe.

One big thing that has come out of TikTok for teens is body positivity, so in terms of trends over the past few years, waist beads have gained popularity among young women on the app. They are also called 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 bucks so our tween can try this trend without breaking the bank.

$5 on Etsy

13. Retro Logo Baseball Caps

Didn't you hear?  Trucker caps are back in fashion.

Guys and girls love most things retro, and baseball caps are an easy way to incorporate this style into their wardrobe. While logo or branding is important when selecting a retro cap, it all depends on the colorway and how the cap will coordinate with their favorite wardrobe items.

$13.99 on Amazon

14. Feathers and fluff

This copper set from Forever 21 is both cozy and cozy.

As random as it sounds, feathers and fuzzy elements are big trends for teens on TikTok. Fashion has shifted from minimalism to maximalism, and teens are buying feather-embellished styles or DIYing by adding feathers (think: feather trim) to tops, dresses, earrings and more.

A fuzzy crop top is the perfect way to combine two trends in one.

$10 at Forever 21

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