Love it or hate it, Y2k fashion is making a major comeback
We’ve been obsessing over the ‘90s for a while now - so much that we’ve exhausted every trend that saw the light of day in the decade. A new era is being ushered in by nostalgic millennials and Gen Zs on TikTok, and thanks to trendsetters like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid - Y2k fashion is making a splash once again.
A still from 13 Going on 30 showcasing the Y2K fashion
Bucket hats, baby tops, kitten heels and a whole lot of kitschy glamour from the early aughts have seen a rise in popularity in the past year. Fashion relics from a bygone era that we perhaps look back on embarrassingly, are now inescapable on social media. The decade of divisive fashion is undoubtedly seeing a revival, and with HBO rebooting our favourite fashion-forward shows from the 2000s (welcome back SATC and Gossip Girl), it’s safe to say that the trend will be carried into the next year.
If you’ve long discarded all your noughties favourites, we’ve got your back. Here’s how to rock the now ‘vintage’ trend once again:
Carrie Bradshaw always had one in The Sex And The City while Paris Hilton was seldom spotted without her Dior and Fendi baguettes. Add pops of colour to your outfit with tuck-and-go arm candy, roomy enough for your wallet, hand-sanitiser and a flip-phone. Remember those?
Georgia Bag by Wandler, Carly Mini Heavy Chain by Wandler, Carly Mini by Wandler
To ask one to wear skinny jeans after a year in sweatpants - mon dieu! Comfortable, functional and super stylish right now - cargo pants will be your fool-proof go-to for every possible scenario. Team them with flats for a casual day look or dress them up with heels and a fitted top for a dinner date - comfy yet chic.
Cargo Pants by Balenciaga, Cargo Pants by Chloé, Dune Trouser by Ulla Johnson
Remember Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on the AMAs red carpet in 2001? If being on the internet were a thing back then, we’re sure the iconic denim-on-denim twinning moment would’ve broken the internet. Relive the moment in an all denim ensemble. We’re digging the crystal embellished jean jacket from Alexandre Vauthier.
Crystal Jeans Jacket by Alexandre Vauthier, Stonewash Indigo Jacket by Balenciaga, Belted Denim Dress by Chloé
Nothing sparks more joy than cheerful Y2k jewellery. Add bright pops of colour to your outfits with blingy cuffs and earrings. The handmade bracelets and necklaces from Studio Love Letter are perfect for layering.
Custom Words Bracelet by Studio Love Letter, Mini Sparkle Heart by Olivia Dar, Blue Crush Large Bracelet by Balenciaga