Apparently All Of These Things Became Cheugy In 2021, So If You're A Fan Of Any Of Them, You Might Want To Change That Before Your Gen Z Cousin Roasts You Over The Holidays

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If there's one thing we learned in 2021, it's that Gen Z loves to put the things millennials love on blast.

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2021 was certainly the year of cheugy, with Gen Z taking virtually every opportunity to destroy the confidence of millennials by declaring that all of their favorite trends are tacky and out of style.

As a cusper born in 1997, I can't help but both feel called out for indulging in some of these now-cheugy trends and a little validated knowing that I'm not completely cheugy.

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From skinny jeans to blonde hair, let's take a stroll down memory lane to see which trends officially crossed over into cheugy territory in 2021.

1.Side parts

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2.Skinny jeans

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3.Blonde hair

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4.Rae Dunn pottery and farmhouse decor

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5.Pumpkin spice lattes

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6.Graphic tees

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7.Gucci belts

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8.Punny sayings on items

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9.Jean jackets

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10.Girl boss culture

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11.TJ Maxx/Marshall's

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12.Blanket scarves

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13.Lasagna

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14.The Bachelor

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15.Apple Watches

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16.Leggings

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17.Script font

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18.Going on cruises

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19.The Office, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and probably every other late 1990s/early 2000s TV show you've ever enjoyed

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20.Disney adults

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21.The dollar section at Target

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22.The crying laughing emoji

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23.Punny Instagram captions

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Have anything else that you think has crossed over into cheugy territory? Let us know in the comments below!

The year is almost over, and we're looking back on 2021. Check out more from the year here!