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Here’s what Google searchers wanted to know about style, memes and Gen Z in 2021

Google dropped its top trending U.S. searches of 2021 and it looks like Gen Z culture has become highly influential.

People wanted to know about social media-driven trends like cottagecore, dark academia, red flags, Gen Z slang, Y2K style, and wolf cut hair. Memes were also a hot topic in 2021 with newsworthy items quickly becoming inside jokes, like Bernie Sander’s mittens, Squid Game and the Suez Canal debacle.

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Gen Z fashion dominated search trends with people inquiring about middle hair parts, Gen Z jeans (skinny is out, loose-fitting is in) and sweater vests. For the second year in a row, lots of people at least considered getting curtain bangs. Others wondered if jean jackets, cargo shorts and tall boots were still in.

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Google quantified its top trending data by analyzing search queries that saw huge traffic spikes over a sustained period in 2021 when compared to last year.

Google Year in Search Top Trending Data 2021

Aesthetics

  • Indie

  • Dark academia

  • Cottagecore

  • Y2K

  • Sage green

  • Kidcore

  • Coconut girl

  • Kawaii

  • Harry Potter

  • Slytherin

Read more about the aesthetics taking over the internet here.

How to style

  • How to style straight leg jeans

  • How to style a wolf haircut

  • How to style a corset

  • How to style rings

  • How to style a sweater vest

  • How to style boyfriend jeans

  • How to style bell bottom jeans

  • How to style oversized sweater

  • How to style a bob haircut

  • How to style flannel

Memes

  • Bernie Sanders’ mittens

  • Hamster

  • Twisted tea

  • Squid Game

  • Sheesh

  • Red flag

  • Dab me up

  • Trade offer

  • Vin Diesel family

  • Suez Canal

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Gen Z

  • Gen Z fashion

  • Gen Z side part

  • Gen Z slang

  • Gen Z jeans

  • Gen Z eminem

  • Gen Z middle part

  • Gen Z meaning

  • Gen Z skinny jeans

  • Gen Z birth years

  • Gen Z hair part

Are… in style?

  • Bangs

  • Skinny jeans

  • Cargo shorts

  • Overalls

  • Tall boots

  • Jean jackets

  • Bell bottoms

  • Cold shoulder tops

  • Leather jackets

  • Vests

Hairstyles

  • Wolf cut hair

  • Skunk stripe hair

  • Fluffy hair

  • Squid Game red hair

  • Blonde highlights on brown hair

  • Hair tinsel

  • Money piece hair

  • Curtain bangs straight hair

  • Ashy copper hair

  • Butterfly locs hair

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