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[gen z fashion trends]ECHO’s Street Style from 10 years ago – what we were wearing

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  2010 was a big year for the UK – it was the year we had our first coalition government since the war.

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  But what were we wearing? What gems of fashion were filling our wardrobes and high street rails in 2010?

  The Liverpool ECHO has always enjoyed hitting the streets of Liverpool City Centre and snap some local fashionistas and their looks.

  Georgina Barnes, Jenna Smith and Rachel Copeland - ECHO street style from 2010

  Georgina Barnes, Jenna Smith and Rachel Copeland – ECHO street style from 2010

  Before Instagram popularised the #OOTD (outfit of the day) trend, our 'Street Style' features showcased a gallery of glamourous ladies and gents out and about in town.

  And in 2010 a classic preppy style of dress had well and truly made it to the streets of Liverpool with many favouring the simple tailoring of a light coloured suit jacket paired with skinny jeans and ballet pumps.

  Colette Russell, Louise McLoughlin and Bethany Harvey - ECHO street style from 2010

  Colette Russell, Louise McLoughlin and Bethany Harvey – ECHO street style from 2010

  Many millennials still wear this type of outfit a decade on and remain defiant in the face of the skinny jean mockery from Gen Z on TikTok.

  Celebs who embraced and inspired the preppy look included Kate Moss, Mischa Barton and Taylor Swift.

  Hector Guerrero, Ali Slimas and Nick Burke - ECHO street style from 2010

  Hector Guerrero, Ali Slimas and Nick Burke – ECHO street style from 2010

  Vouge says 2010 saw the rise of the 'luggage tote' bag – a large bag that has parallel handles from each side and extra pockets and details on the outside.

  Many of us will still have these and remember cursing them for not having a zip at the top.

  Lillie Wall, Jade Elliott and Sophie Holloman - ECHO street style from 2014

  Lillie Wall, Jade Elliott and Sophie Holloman – ECHO street style from 2014

  According to Harper's Bazaar, one of the other most important trends to come out of 2010 was 'millennial pink' – something which we still see plenty of from clothing rails to home renovation Instagram accounts.

  Harper's Bazar described it as a “slightly muted Barbie pink” that took over social media with pictures of everything from buildings to manicures in the colour.

  Orlagh Mailey, Samantha Trow and Esme Higgins - ECHO street style from 2014

  Orlagh Mailey, Samantha Trow and Esme Higgins – ECHO street style from 2014

  Festival fashion also started to become a huge trend from 2010 – think scarfs, headbands, fringed detailing and cowboy boots.

  Preppy chic was also a popular choice on the streets of Liverpool, potentially inspired by the likes of Gossip Girl and Taylor Swift.

  Daisy Gill, Jenny Sumner and Megan Burns - ECHO street style from 2014

  Daisy Gill, Jenny Sumner and Megan Burns – ECHO street style from 2014

  For the boys, it was all about jeans and minimal trainers and luxe gym wear became a big fad for men and women.

  Cycle shorts with heels are still in fashion and men still love a pair of grey joggers.

  Joseph Back, Martin Poile and Carl Tam - ECHO street style from 2014

  Joseph Back, Martin Poile and Carl Tam – ECHO street style from 2014

  Bomber jackets and the preppy look for men was also doing the round in Liverpool City Centre by the time we got to 2014.

  And staples like denim and leather jackets continue to reign as people's go to for a shopping trip at Liverpool ONE.

  Emma Doyle, Jennifer Ludwig and Emma Bentley - ECHO street style from 2014

  Emma Doyle, Jennifer Ludwig and Emma Bentley – ECHO street style from 2014

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