As the saying goes, everything old is new again. And that’s certainly the case with Y2K fashion, which has made a surprising comeback in recent years. That’s right, the styles that were once mocked and ridiculed for their over-the-top embellishments and questionable fashion choices are now back in Vogue. So let’s take a walk down memory lane at some of the most cringe-worthy, yet iconic and recycled fashion trends of the early 2000s that are now making a triumphant return.
First up, we have the iconic low-rise jeans. You know, the ones that sit so low on your hips that you have to constantly tug them up to avoid exposing your underwear to the world. Well, they’re back and they’re badder than ever. But this time around, they’re being paired with cropped tops and bralettes, creating a daring and provocative look that’s not for the faint of heart. Featuring the new girl in the fashion world, Julia Fox, while she has been a well-known New York Socialite for awhile – her DIY-curated looks have taken over the eyes of the high-fashion industry.
Next on the list, we have the velour tracksuit. Yes, you heard that right. The epitome of early 2000s lounge wear is back and it’s more comfortable than ever. Juicy Couture may have taken credit for the look but the real queen of velour, Paris Hilton has been the reigning queen of the velour tracksuit. Now every brand from Adidas to Nike is getting in on the action. So if you’re looking for a cozy and stylish outfit for running errands or binge-watching Netflix, then grab yourself a velour tracksuit and prepare to live your best early 2000s life.
Moving on, we have the chunky platform sandals. Remember those clunky shoes that made you feel like you were walking on stilts? Well, they’re back and they’re even chunkier than before. Whether you opt for a pair of platform flip flops or some sky-high wedge sandals, you’re sure to make a statement in these bold and daring shoes. And the best part? They give you a few extra inches of height without the pain of stilettos. So strut your stuff and embrace your inner Spice Girl with a pair of chunky platform sandals. Demonias have become the “it”-girl shoe in the last two years, beware of the low-quality fakes! many are trying to use these fast-fashion sights to recreate the style.
Last but not least, we have the metallic everything trend. From metallic pants to metallic jackets to metallic handbags, there was no escaping the shiny and reflective trend of the early 2000s. And now it’s back with a vengeance. Whether you go for a full-on metallic outfit or just a few key accessories, you’re sure to turn heads in this flashy and bold trend. And the best part? You’ll never lose your friends in a crowded room because you’ll be shining like a disco ball. Brands like Chrome Hearts and Vivienne Westwood have become iconic yet again in the younger generations, highlighting their logos on pieces and accessories.
So there you have it, folks. Y2K fashion is back and it’s here to stay. Whether you cringe at the thought of low-rise jeans or you can’t wait to rock a velour tracksuit, there’s something for everyone in this nostalgic trend. So go ahead and embrace your inner Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan and let’s party like it’s 2003.