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

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tick tock is the source of so many trends lately that it’s hard to keep track, especially when it comes to the teenage world. The wildly popular app is the go-to place for teen entertainment, food, viral dance and beauty trends to name a few. But you scroll through any teenage TikTok user’s feed and the first thing that will catch your eye are fashion trends.

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Thanks to a real teen, we got the inside word on TikTok fashion for teens. Our teenage advisor says the following fashion trends are sporting all the stylish TikTok creators. Tip: They have a strong ’90s vibe, with big influences from that era including pop star Britney Spears and the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

1. Cloud slides

Who doesn't want to walk around comfortably all day and look stylish at the same time?

A quick internet search for cloud slides (they’re sometimes called Pillow Slides) will bring you multiple versions of this super soft shoe that’s trending all over social media these days.

The synthetic foam slide has an extra thick and squishy sole, so every step feels like walking on a cloud. With lots of colors to choose from and an affordable price point, your teen can fill their wardrobe with more than one pair.

$20 at Amazon

2. Funny and Fancy Jewelry

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

For teenagers, jewelry packs a big punch. A unique pair of earrings, a dazzling necklace, or a stack of bracelets can not only add flair to their fit, but something that won’t break the bank.

BaubleBar delivers unique pieces in terms of quality, especially since many of them can be individualized with a name or a meaningful word.

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3. Peplum Tops

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

peplum tops are having a moment with teens on TikTok, possibly inspired by the cottagecore fad that has been sweeping since the Netflix show Bridgeton debuted.

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

$16 at Forever 21

4. Graphic t-shirts

With the right graphic tee, your teen can show off a little personality.

Graphic t-shirts never really go out of style among teenagers, but young men and women wear them for both loungewear and going out.

The throwback versions are particularly popular with TikTok stars and Old Navy has a wide selection at affordable prices.

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5. Casual button down shirts

Mix and match this flannel button down shirt however you see fit.

Teenagers who really like fashion combine their graphic tees with a shirt layered on top. It’s a way to mix and match prints, add a little extra style to your look, and pair them up for cooler evening temperatures too.

Pro tip for parents: let them crinkle it up a bit if they want, it’s the style.

$20 at target

6. Dresses with retro prints

These Target dresses aren't just eye-catching, they're also comfortable.

Dresses are not only suitable for dressing and for special occasions, but also in everyday life. On TikTok, you can find teens rocking mini, midi, and maxi dresses while hanging out with friends, running errands, lounging around the house, or learning the latest dance trend in the garden.

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

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7. High sneakers

Converse sneakers are a real classic.

The classic Converse Chuck Taylor high-top sneakers is a TikTok favorite lately — especially since the brand has released so many variations on the classic.

From limited-edition print accents to chunky platform soles to custom shoe inner designs, Converse doesn’t disappoint as an “it” shoe for teenagers.

$65 at Converse

8. Fundamentals of Godliness

These quality sweatshirts are perfect for those chilly fall mornings at the front of the bus.

Without a doubt, one of the viral TikTok trends for teens is to snag gear Foundations of the Fear of God– and show your followers what you’ve got in your catch.

Now that the luxury brand’s comfy sweatshirts and t-shirts are available at Nordstrom, they’re more accessible — but they’re still a bit pricey.

Fear of God Essentials at Nordstrom

9. Chunky loafers

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

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

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

Shop loafers at Asos

10. Crochet

Bucket hats are a trendy solution for bad hair days.

Definitely a nod to the Craftcore aesthetic that started in 2021, all the teen influencers are wearing everything crochet this year. From crop tops, vests and dresses to paperbacks and bucket hats, these knitwear styles come in all patterns and color combinations.

Not sure how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe? Just try bucket hat start.

$8 at Forever 21

11. Cargo Floors

Cargo pants are so versatile that they can be dressed up both casually and elegantly.

That cargo style Baggy pants or shorts with patch pockets on the leg are another teen TikTok trend that is a hit with everyone. Teenage girls style their cargos (sometimes from the men’s department) with cropped tops, sweatshirts, graphic tees and even blazers, while teenage girls style their cargos with hoodie sweatshirts and this graphic tee and button-down combo.

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12. Waist Beads

Waist beads come in numerous colors to match your mood.

One great thing that has emerged from TikTok for teens is body positivity. So, when it comes to trends in recent years, waist beads have gained popularity among young women on the app. They are also known as 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

Did not you hear?  Trucker hats are back in fashion.

Both boys and girls are into retro, and baseball caps are an easy way to incorporate this style into their wardrobe. While the logo or brand is important when choosing a retro cap, it’s really all about the color scheme and how the cap matches the favorite pieces in her closet.

$13.99 at Amazon

14. Feathers and Fuzzy

This copper set from Forever 21 is as cozy as it is cozy.

As random as it may sound, feathers and fuzzy elements are big trends for teens on TikTok. Fashion has moved from minimalism to maximalism and teens are buying feathered styles or going DIY by adding feathers (think feather trimmings) to tops, dresses, earrings and more.

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

$10 at Forever 21

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