Imagine this, you wake up in the morning with plans to meet your bestie to watch the premiere of Charlie’s Angel (with the original cast, of course) on MTV. You get up and crank up the radio to play Britney’s newest drop ‘Oops I did it again’ and walk to your wardrobe. Sure, you don’t have a fully automated AI closet that supersedes its time like Cher Horowitz does from Clueless but you’ve just gone on a shopping spree at the mall yesterday and you can’t wait to match all the colors and designs.
We’ve seen the 80’s and the 90’s make a comeback, and now we’re ready to embrace the 2000’s too. Also known as y2k (short for ‘the year 2000’), fashion trends from the double zero are coming on strong more than ever. Reminisce on the good old times with fashion trends that are making their way back. We list Y2K fashion styles we’ll be rocking this season.
Tie front tops
You’ve probably seen these on the shelves already as tie front tops make the most worn 2000’s inspired fashion item. In 2021, they’re revamped with pastel notes and small intricate details like the ruffled hems and double-tied fronts. Style them up with cute pleated skirts and kitten heels or style them down with some wide-leg trousers and sneakers. You can also accessorize with innerwear such as styling with a lacy camisole to give off a more feminine and daintier look or style them with some chunky statement chain necklace for a tougher look.
Forget your image of crochet as what your grandma does for her afternoon activity, crochet is hip and back stronger than ever. Crochet tops, crochet bags, crochet hair accessories, needless to say, they’re so versatile! Because of the natural holes in crochet designs, we love pairing it with block-coloured shirts, either plain black or white. Unless, if you’re going to the beach embrace the coolness of the material and wear it on its own!
Fun print denim jeans
There is really no going wrong here, printed denim jeans are fun, quirky and can help bring out your personal style. Whatever style you opt for, printed denim jeans make a statement on their own so we would recommend you stick with something basic for the top. If you want to spice it up a bit layer a laced camisole on top to fully embrace the kitschy y2k look!
Baguette bag was first introduced by Fendi in 1997. With its small compact design but still adding a punch of style to your entire outfit it was popularized on the show Sex and the City during the 2000’s and is often cited as the first ‘it’ bag. Well, it’s 2021 and this it bag is here to stay. Perfectly matched with any outfit – whether you’re dressing up or down, just make sure you only carry the essentials with you.
A Hollywood star isn’t a Hollywood star unless they’re seen running away from the paparazzi with black sunglasses. When they aren’t being chased by the paparazzi, you can see them fitting tinted sunglasses for a relaxed beach vibe. Bring this iconic look this summer with some tinted aviator glasses or a retro rectangular frame and play along with colours of rose, blue and yellow!
Is it a bit over the top? Maybe. But that’s what the year 2000’s was really about. The confidence you felt when you were strolling down the streets with your hands inside your pocket with bedazzled ‘juicy’ written across the hips was priceless and we’d like to embrace our fashion choices with the same amount of confidence. So take out the velour jumpsuit that you hid in your closet (we know it’s in there) and go run your errands! It’s the perfect effortless look.