8 Random But Cute Things I Bought Because of TikTok

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TikTok is an app I currently have a love-hate relationship with. While it has provided tons of entertainment for me over the past few months, it has also wasted a lot of my time (which I'm fine with, by the way, just stating the facts). Besides the random recipes I've found and the countless dances I've learned, I've also been sucked into the fashion scene that is trending on the app, so much so that it has caused me to actually purchase random items I never thought I would. 

Earlier this year, I wrote a story that skimmed the surface of the sartorial setting on TikTok, discussing what everyone is wearing and why. Well, just a couple of months later, the trends have evolved and so has my personal interest in the matter. Ahead, go on to find out which new fashion trends are gaining steam on TikTok and in my heart. 

Tie-Dye Sweatpants

This trend isn't new for TikTok, but it's a new trend in my life, and therefore I'm including it. Tie-dye has become a hobby of sorts during this new time spent at home, but as someone who has no skill in the crafting department, I prefer to purchase mine. And after seeing TikTok after TikTok featuring the eye-catching sweats, the purchase became nonnegotiable. 

@jillian_dearwater

Hi ##fyp

♬ Savage x Animal Crossing LLusion Remix - llusionmusic

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Sarongs

I truly do not remember the last time I thought about a sarong, but after seeing Addison Rae (basically the Kim Kardashian West of TikTok) wear one on repeat, I decided it was time to up my swimwear game with the chic accessory. 

@addisonre

say so full dance!

♬ original sound - dancevids_tutorials

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Calvin Klein Underwear

Leave it to the younger generation to take something as classic as Calvin Klein underwear and make it feel brand new. Whether it's popping out from underneath a crop top or a pair of baggy sweats, this branded band is what the youths are gravitating toward right now, as am I. 

@zoifishh

THANK U FOR 1.6M FLLWRS AND 16M LIKES AHH ILY GUYS😳😳🐠🐠😝💖 (dc: @skaibeauty ily)

♬ Flo Milli In The Party x SKAI BEAUTY - skaibeauty

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Striped T-Shirts

If you spend hours scrolling through TikTok a day, you'll understand the hype of an oversize bold-stripe T-shirt. The look is extremely eye-catching on the app and makes any casual look feel 10 times cooler. 

@ysabellecapss

♬ renegade mashup - lorddroman

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One-Shoulder Tops

The one-shoulder top is quickly sweeping TikTok, and I am all for it. This is one trend, in particular, that has gained respect in the fashion community as well, so I feel extra good about buying into the summer top trend. 

@charlidamelio

dc @elliepascuaa

♬ Ice Me Out - Kash Doll

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Crew-Neck Sweatshirts & Button-Downs

A collared shirt popping out from underneath a crew-neck sweatshirt? Believe it or not, this is one trend that is hitting hard on TikTok right now. Both girls and guys have been sporting the layered look, and it's time I hop on the bandwagon as well.

@madisonbeer

🤍

♬ Paris Loves Lovers (Instrumental) - Cole Porter (composer), The MGM Studio Orchestra

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Sheer Printed Shirts

I've loved this trend for a while, so I will admit I was quite pleased with myself when I saw all the trendy young TikTokers rocking these sheer shirts as well. From butterflies to animal prints, these loud tops are working all kinds of wonders on my wardrobe right now. 

@jadadireito

clearly i don’t take myself seriously ##fypシ ##finalsathome ##tiktokrestarea ##goldenhour

♬ crystal dolphin switch up - kyleyoumadethat

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Weird Graphic Tees

If there's one thing I've noticed about TikTok over the past few months, it's that the fashion can get weird, but the good kind of weird. As a huge lover of graphic tees, I found comfort in knowing they would have a home on the app. 

@emmachamberlain

i cant

♬ crystal dolphin switch up - kyleyoumadethat

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Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 


She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.