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The 2010s were known for a lot of important events. The rise of social media, Brexit, heated politics, LGBTQ+ activism, and unique fashion defined the years from 2010 to 2019. This article will show you a couple of ways to relive the 2010s.

Part 1
Part 1 of 3:
Dressing Like Someone from the 2010s

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    Wear a combination of athletic and formal clothing. In the late 20th century, people began wearing leisure clothing, like T-shirts, jeans, and shorts. In the 2010s, people did this too. 2010s fashion is a bit different than 2000s fashion because it is called athleisure. It is a combination of leisure clothing and fancy accessories. [1]
    • Wear clothing like leggings and T-shirts with formal accessories like earrings and high-heels.
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    Wear festival fashion. Festival fashion was revived in the 2010s when people like Vanessa Hudgens wore flower crowns and boho-inspired clothing. Wear accessories that hippies wore in the 1960s.
    • Get a flower crown to put on your head.
    • Wear gypsy blouses and jean shorts.
    • Wear accessories with fringe. Wear fringe shirts or boots.
    • You can add hoop earrings to your outfit if you want.
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    Wear millennial pink. Millennial pink was a trend starting from 2016 when celebrities wore varying shades of muted pink. The pink ranged from salmon pink to rose quartz and other shades of pink.
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    Put on large sneakers. Large, chunky sneakers made by brands such as Balenciaga were a trend during the 2010s. Many celebrities like the British royals added the accessory to their wardrobe.
    • Wear large sneakers with athletic clothing like tank tops and leggings.
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    Wear skinny jeans. Skinny jeans were very popular during this whole decade. People of all sizes and shapes loved wearing skinny jeans. They were popular for a long time. People like Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge wore them. [2]
    • So, get on a pair of skinny jeans!
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Part 2
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Viewing Media from the 2010s

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    Listen to songs from the early 2010s. The early 2010s were the start of modern pop songs. Pop, hip-hop, and dance songs were the most popular in the 2010s. If you were a teen or young adult in the years 2010-2014, you probably listened to these trendy songs. Plenty of these songs were popular with teens in the 2010s. Many 2010s songs were about empowerment and courage. [3]
    • Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars) - July 2010
    • Teenage Dream (Katy Perry) - July 2010
    • Rolling in the Deep (Adele) - November 2010
    • Born This Way (Lady Gaga) - February 2011
    • Super Bass (Nicki Minaj) - April 2011
    • Gangnam Style (Psy) - July 2012
    • Roar (Katy Perry) - August 2013
    • Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus) - August 2013
    • Happy (Pharrell Williams) - November 2013
    • Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars) - November 2014
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    Listen to songs from the late 2010s. The late 2010s were the start of new music styles. It was slightly different than early 2010s songs. Many of these songs marked a new generation of unique music artists. These songs appeal to mostly Gen Z teens and tweens (younger members of Generation Z). [4]
    • Blackstar (David Bowie) - November 2015 (This song was from David Bowie's 26th and final studio album)
    • Can't Stop the Feeling! (Justin Timberlake) - May 2016
    • Love on the Brain (Rihanna) - September 2016
    • Baby Shark (Pinkfong) - June 2016
    • Despacito (Luis Fonsi) - January 2017
    • New Rules (Dua Lipa) - July 2017
    • Thank U, Next (Ariana Grande) - November 2018
    • Bad Guy (Billie Eilish) - March 2019
    • ME! (Taylor Swift) - April 2019
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    Watch some nostalgic 2010s kid's cartoons. If you are a member of Generation Z (people born from 1997-2012), you probably watched these 2010s cartoons. Specifically, younger Gen Z members (2006-2012) are more likely to have watched many of these cartoons. You can watch these childhood cartoons to experience your 2010s childhood again.
    • Arthur (1996-2022)
    • Bob the Builder (1999-2011)
    • Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015)
    • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010-2012)
    • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010-2012)
    • Transformers: Prime (2010-2013)
    • Adventure Time (2010-2018)
    • Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011-2016)
    • The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)
    • Wild Kratts (2011-)
    • Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
    • Wander Over Yonder (2013-2016)
    • Steven Universe (2013-2019)
    • Teen Titans Go! (2013-)
    • Clarence (2014-2018)
    • Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015-2019)
    • We Bare Bears (2015-2019)
    • Milo Murphy's Law (2016-2019)
    • The Loud House (2016-)
    • The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017-2020)
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    View some 2010s kids' movies. Kids' movies during the 2010s were very unique. It was the start of newer, more realistic, 3D animation. These movies were very popular for kids of all ages and personalities. Many of these movies contained important themes, like family and dealing with tough emotions. [5][6] Some of these movies include:
    • Toy Story 3 (2010)
    • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    • Tangled (2010)
    • Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
    • Frozen (2013)
    • Big Hero 6 (2014)
    • Inside Out (2015)
    • Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
    • Moana (2016)
    • Zootopia (2016)
    • Wonder (2017)
    • Coco (2017)
    • Paddington 2 (2017)
    • Toy Story 4 (2019)
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    Take out your 2010s toys. Young Gen Z'ers born in the years 2006-2012 probably remember what toys they used to play with as kids in the 2010s. Even though the decade has just passed, Gen Z'ers can fondly reminisce their 2010s childhood with 2010s toys. Some toys you may have had in the 2010s include: [7]
    • Silly Bandz (released 2008)
    • ZhuZhu Pets (released 2009)
    • The Angry Birds merchandise (released 2009)
    • Zoobles (released 2010)
    • Squinkies (released 2010)
    • Hot Wheels R/C Stealth Rides playset (released 2010)
    • Original Monster High dolls (released 2010)
    • The Lego Ninjago franchise (released 2011)
    • Rainbow Loom (released 2011)
    • Fireman Sam: Pontypandy Multi Rescue Set (released 2011)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset (released 2012)
    • The Frozen merchandise (released 2013) [8]
    • Shopkins (released 2014)
    • Hatchimals (released 2016)
    • Squishmallows (released 2017)
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    Play video games from the 2010s. The first video games came out in the 1960s and the 1970s, and 2010s video games have come a long way. Tablet/mobile games became mainstream, and virtual reality games were developing. Casual mobile games were also made to download for free. If you were a kid or teen in the 2010s, you likely played some of these games. You can play some of these nostalgic video games:
    • Call of Duty franchise (first released in 2003)
    • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (released 2010)
    • Minecraft (released 2011)
    • Temple Run (released 2011)
    • Skylanders (released 2011)
    • Clash of Clans (released 2012)
    • Candy Crush Saga (released 2012)
    • Grand Theft Auto V (released 2013)
    • Yo-kai Watch (released 2013)
    • Destiny (released 2014)
    • Five Nights At Freddy's (released 2014)
    • Tom Clancy's The Division (released 2015)
    • Fortnite (released 2017)
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (released 2017)
    • Super Smash Bros Ultimate (released 2018)
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    Use 2010s video game consoles. 2010s video game console manufacturers like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft produced a lot of video game consoles. They dominated the video game industry during this decade. [9] Play some nostalgic 2010s video games on these consoles:
    • Nintendo 3DS (released 2010)
    • Xbox Kinect (released 2010)
    • PlayStation 4 (released 2013)
    • Xbox One (released 2013)
    • Nintendo Switch (released 2017)
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    Get your hands on 2010s technology. In the 2010s, phones and social media were on the rise. Many tech items that we use today were produced in the 2010s. Since the 2010s was only a decade away, chances are that you have some 2010s technology in your home. Many people have older technology that they don't want to waste by throwing away, so they might have 2010s, 2000s, or even 1990s technology still preserved in their homes. [10] Older technology, like 1960s, 1950s, or 1940s technology is harder to come by, since these are often old, fragile, or unusable.
    • See if you have a Windows 7 computer. The Windows 7 computer was released in 2009, but it gained popularity in the 2010s instead of the 2000s. Mainstream support for it ended in 2015, and extended support for it ended in 2020, but many people still use this technology today.
    • See if you have an old 2010s Apple computer. macOS was originally called Mac OS X in the 2000s and the 2010s. The first version of Mac OS X made in the 2010s was OS X 10.7 Lion. Later versions came along, like OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in 2012, OS X 10.9 Mavericks in 2013, OS X 10.10 Yosemite in 2014, OS X 10.11 El Capitan in 2015, macOS 10.13 High Sierra in 2017, macOS 10.14 Mojave in 2018, and macOS 10.15 Catalina in 2019.
    • Find an old iPad from 2010 in your home. The first iPad was sold in 2010!
    • See if you still have a Google Nexus phone. Google Nexus was the precursor to Google Pixel phones today. Google Nexus phones were first made in 2010.
    • See if you have an old 4G phone. 5G networks exist now, and many people are using 5G. But, you may have kept your old phone in your home instead of throwing it away. 4G networks were first made in the years 2010-2011.
    • Check if you have an old Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. It was first sold in 2011, and it was a competitor to the expensive iPad.
    • Find an old Chromebook in your home. Chromebooks were first released in 2011, and companies still sell Chromebooks today.
    • See if your Tesla car is a Tesla Model S. This car was released in 2012. This was the second car that the electric car company Tesla made, after the Tesla Roadster in 2008. [11]
    • Use Amazon Echo or Amazon Alexa. These smart assistants were introduced in 2014 by Amazon.
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Part 3
Part 3 of 3:
Acting Like Someone from the 2010s

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    Use 2010s slang. Each decade has its special phrases and slang. The 2010s was no different. There were many phrases that people across social media used. Some of these words and phrases include: [12]
    • Bae - short for baby or babe; used to refer to someone's spouse
    • Fam - short for family/people whom you are close with
    • Humblebrag - bragging disguised as a humble apology, complaint, etc.
    • On fire - amazing or awesome
    • On fleek - impressive or stylish
    • Lit - cool, awesome, or amazing
    • TFW - short for "That feeling when"; often used in memes
    • Yaass/yass - used to describe strong approval
    • Yeet - to describe excitement and approval
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    Do 2010s trends. Each modern decade has its many trends. Some of these are interesting, whereas some of these are weird or even dangerous. Try to attempt some safe 2010s trends. [13]
    • Do the iconic Harlem Shake. This became a viral meme in 2013. The Harlem Shake is a short video of one person dancing, others slowly joining in, and the background becoming a full-on party. This article will tell you how to make an awesome Harlem Shake.
    • Play with some Silly Bandz. These are stretchy bands that you can shape into any shape.
    • Play the iconic game Flappy Bird, which was released in 2013. You can find out how to play the game here.
    • Flip a plastic water bottle.
    • Use a selfie stick to take some selfies! This article has the instructions for using a selfie stick.
    • Ride on a hoverboard. This article will show you how to ride one.
    • Drink a Unicorn Frappuccino. This Starbucks drink went viral in 2017.
    • Listen to songs that went viral during the 2010s. Some of these include What Does the Fox Say? (2013), Gangnam Style (2014), PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) (2016) and Baby Shark (2016).
    • Dance the floss. This article will tell you how to dance the iconic floss. You could also twerk. This article will show you how to twerk.
    • Wear a horse head mask in random places. This can make you seem weird, so be careful.
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