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TikTok fashion feud: Gen Z and millennials go to war over side parts and skinny jeans

Over the past few weeks, Gen Z has been waging an all out war on all the style choices Millennials have come to love, starting with something as straightforward as the side part.

One TikToker does her best middle part pose to prove her allegience to the side part.
One TikToker does her best middle part pose to prove her allegience to the side part.  © screenshot/tiktok/tracyhawchar

Things have gotten a bit chippy between Gen Z and millennials. It was all fun and games when both generations were teaming up against, and making fun of, the boomers. Memes were made, laughs were had, and social media seemed to be living in harmony.

As it goes, all good things must come to an end, and Gen Z kids are now setting their sights on side parts and skinny jeans.

While millennials were thinking of themselves as cooler, older siblings to the late '90s and early 2000s youth that seem to make up TikTok dances in their sleep, Gen Z has busy making diss videos about side parts that make people look old and skinny jeans that aren't "woke."

All hell broke loose after one TikToker's sound clip, called Middle Part Baddies, went viral. In it, she issues a challenge: "Prove me wrong, but I don't think that there's a single person that looks better with a side part than they do a middle part."

People of all ages made their cases, and millennials who have rocked the side part over a decade remained unconvinced that Gen Z, or anyone, could tell them to give up their staple hairstyle.

The tale of the skinny jeans

Side parts were just one battlefront, and while the opinion of Gen Z ruffled some feathers, it didn't create half of the drama that the attack on skinny jeans did.

A TikTok by Glow Up University declared, "Gen Z has spoken, and skinny jeans are officially over." And just like that One day, another keystone of millennial fashion is being thrown out the window by Gen Z.

The Glow Up University video then goes on to share some possible swaps for people's beloved skinny jeans, suggesting several pairs of pants millennials likely saw their parents wearing in family photos from the 80s and 90s.

Too soon to let a good thing go

The thing is, millennials have seen just about every style of jeans that one could wear. From boyfriend jeans to low-rise jeans, flare to wide-legged, baggy to saggy.

Any style the mind can fathom, millennials have sampled themselves. They've weighed the pros and cons of every style, and have chosen wisely each day since then.

Gen Z can cancel whatever they like on TikTok, but the trendy opinions of a generation that was eating tide pods should probably best be taken with a pinch of salt.

Cover photo: Collage: screenshot/tiktok/tracyhawchar & glowupu

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