4 music playlists for popular fashion trends

Each student has their own unique style. Fashion can say a lot about your personality, and so can music. These are two ways of expressing yourself without even saying a word. For essential pieces, style inspiration figures and the best stores, check out 4 popular fashion trends to try this semester.

If you’re still searching for your unique style, music can help you discover your likes and dislikes. It all depends on your own tastes and how you incorporate them into the clothes. Here are the music playlists to match some of the most popular fashion trends:

College reading list

College style refers to to an aesthetics group that involves learning and study. This style is very put together and professional, with some of its essential pieces including trench coats and blazers. This style is simple, yet inspiring and would motivate anyone to put in the work.

With the style being so academically focused, so is its complementary music playlist. Perfect Songs are relaxing indie pop songs that can be used to play in the background while studying. “Old Money”, “Greek God” and “Cosmic Love” are all songs about finding love and the consequences that come with it. Although they are all soothing and calming, euphoric melodies are capable of getting you lost in the lyrics. Whether or not you relate to college style, these songs are perfect for your study playlist.

Songs to listen to:

“Old Money” by Lana Del Rey

“Greek God” by Conan Gray

“Cosmic Love” by Florence + The Machine

Y2K Playlist

Now is the time to release your comeback playlist. The year 2000 is officially back in trend, both in music and fashion. Artists like Britney Spears transformed pop music in the early 2000s, in addition to being fashion icons at the time. For more inspiration, check out the guide to becoming a Y2K princess.

‘I’m A Slave 4 U’, ‘Buttons’ and ‘Promiscuous’ are all well known from the era. All of the songs were outrageous and wild, which embraced the new direction pop music was heading at that time. We didn’t know it then, but we still party to those songs today. It’s the perfect music to listen to, especially because we still can’t have those wild parties right now.

Songs to listen to:

“I’m A Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears

Pussycat Dolls “Buttons”

“Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland

grunge/vintage playlist

Just like Y2K, there are still plenty of Gen Z kids who wish they were there in the 90s. The retro style native from Seattle, as it gained popularity in the 1990s with the help of channels like MTV. The most popular of these bands being Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

The songs below represent what grunge music is all about: rebellion. It was a whole new style in its time, and there were no restrictions or limits on where it could go. The song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is specifically about how teenagers see themselves and the freedom they so desperately need. It really embraces the out of the box nature that grunge has to offer.

Songs to listen to:

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

“Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

“1979” by the Smashing Pumpkins

Streetwear Reading List

This last playlist is the most modern, but still gives elements of its initial roots. Streetwear brands were introduced in the 1980s. It is inspired by the street style of Los Angeles skaters and surfers and New York hip-hop fashion.

Similar to the fashion trend, “streetwear” music is both laid back and effortless. These songs exude a relaxing energy, while exuding emotion and a free spirit like grunge music. “SOHO”, “Girls Need Love” and “WHOLE WORLD” also all give hip-hop components, but still remain under the R&B genre. They give the perfect mix of LA and New York style just like it is inspired fashion.

Songs to listen to:

“SOHO” by *Jaden

“Girls Need Love” by Summer Walker

“WHOLE WORLD* by Earl Sweatshirt ft. Maxo

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