The 2000s were definitely memorable – and arguably polarising – when it came to fashion: after all, it was the era of Paris Hilton, the Olsens and Britney. But recently, we’ve seen quite the resurgence of some of the biggest trends of the decade and the term ‘Y2K’ has been taking social media by storm with our favourite young Hollywood stars Bella, Kendall and Kaia all putting their own spin on some classic pieces. Want to join in? We turned to some of the most quintessential noughties style icons for some fresh inspiration to fuel our newfound obsession and here are the trends we rediscovered…
1. Bucket hats
A trend that has become an undeniable summer staple in recent years is the bucket hat – but did you know that Mary-Kate and Ashley already made this accessory a key piece twenty years ago? If you want to incorporate some Y2K vibes into your wardrobe, headwear is a good place to start. And it’s not all just the bucket hat: noughties-inspired hair clips, bandanas and scrunchies are huge right now too.
2. Tank tops
Known to many as the queen of the 2000s, Paris Hilton taught us that the basic tank top never goes out of style. This season, we love them in pastel shades and with pyjama-style detailing like lace and ditsy patterns. You’ll just love how versatile, comfy and easy to style they are…
3. Midriff crop tops
Over the past few years, we’ve been pairing crop tops with high-waisted bottoms – but in 2020, low-rise styles have become their ultimate sartorial companion instead. Take notes from Naomi Campbell in the ’00s and go for a midriff-baring combination to update easy day-to-day looks. Or, try cardigans, camis and scarf tops for a different take on the trend.
4. Slip dresses
Sarah Jessica Parker practically invented the slip dress, both on-screen as Carrie Bradshaw and off-screen when attending red carpets at the time – and the strappy staple has remained a wardrobe must-have ever since. The best thing about them? You can pretty much wear them anywhere, styled with pretty much anything. We’re talking trainers, sandals, boots, with a jacket, a jumper around the waist – you name it…
5. Low-rise jeans
No ’00s fashion round up would be complete without a nod to the low-rise jean, which is making its official comeback at the moment. Although we love the way Britney Spears and co. wore them in the noughties, this season the fit of the denim piece is often much more relaxed, with an oversized waistline giving them a laid-back appeal.
6. Asymmetric necklines
With the influx of recent video calls, we’ve become really fond of interesting necklines inspired by the 2000s. Singer Ciara was one of many celebrities who regularly updated their red carpet looks with a bit of asymmetry at the time and we’re definitely taking notes. For now, look to one-shoulder pieces or cut-out details to add some interest to any outfit.
7. Platform flip flops
The humble flip-flop has been reimagined this summer, making it no longer just a poolside exclusive. It started with a teeny-tiny heel and now platform styles are what you need to complete any 2000s-inspired look. Need more convincing? Look to Lindsay Lohan in her Get A Clue days for a whole host of inspiration on exactly how to make them look cool…
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