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6 Ways To Add Y2K Nostalgia To Your Wardrobe

The Revival Of 2000s Fashion: Streetwear Meets Glamour

Remember our first foray into reality TV? When Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie aired on screens in The Simple Life, the 2000s was a time long before social media took over our lives. Life back then seemed much simpler with our Hip Top’s iced up in crystals, phone charms dangling off our Nokia 3310’s and streetwear was all the craze, think logomania brands like Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, Adidas tracksuit sets and who could forget the Juicy Couture Velours Kim K and Paris Hilton used to rock?

The early 2000’s fashion was all about celebrity culture and gaudy style that sat in between the sartorial limbo of streetwear meets glamour. We all know fashion is cyclical, 20+ years on Y2K fashion is back sparking nostalgic flashbacks we’ve come to love again. From wide-leg denim to kitsch accessories, here are 7 ways to incorporate the Y2K trend back into your wardrobes without looking like you’ve stepped right out of the year 2005.

#1 CARDIGANS

 

Logomania tee’s reigned supreme when it came to casual 2000s, we’re seeing the style in the form of cardigans worn with the top buttoned up paired with a logo tee.

But for a more elevated look in 2021, try a clingy ribbed cardigan worn with the top and bottom buttons undone seen frequently paired with mini skirts, baggy denim, duo sets or style it over a silk slip dress.

 

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aere

Cotton Blend Ribbed Cardi

$120.00
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manning cartell

Decadent Touch Knit Cardigan

$249.00
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mango

Crop ribbed cardigan

$79.95
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Jacquemus

Azlou cropped cardigan

$350.00
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glassons

Button Front Cardigan

$29.99

#2 Wide-leg denim

 

Every time we stood up from wearing low rise denim, it was almost like a ritual to have to pull our jeans up – we do not miss those days! The early 2000s were best known for low rise and boot cut denim but the statement of the era was wide-leg denim.

A more modern take on the wide-leg denim trend is less extreme and made more feminine paired with cropped tank tops, baby tee’s and ribbed button-ups for a chic twist on the skater inspired jeans.

 

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Sir.

CLASSIC MID RISE JEAN

$320.00
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Re/Done Levi's

No.23 High Rise Wide Leg Crop

$‌625.00
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Cotton On

Long Wide Leg Jean

$59.99
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Zimmerman

POSTCARD WIDE LEG JEAN

$550.00
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Rolla's

Sailor Jean

$139.95

#3 Peter Pan Collars

 

We believe we have Ganni to thank for making Princess Diana’s famous neckline’s come back – the Peter Pan collar. From check dresses to button-down shirts and oversized detachable collars paired with loafers and socks, this trend can be found making an eye-catching statement transcending across seasons in contemporary and high street brands.

 

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Violet Romance

mini smock dress

$66.00
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Maje

CARDIGAN WITH LARGE COLLAR

$476.00
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Ganni

POPLIN RELAXED COLLAR SHIRT

$235.00
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Blanca

ZOE BLOUSE

$229.00
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Lee Mathews

TAYLOR COLLARED SMOCK DRESS

$549.00

#4 KitSch Accessories

 

Colour and playfulness embodied a majored part of the Y2K trend and that doesn’t stop at the clothes but reflects in the candy-coloured accessories. Whether you’re planning an all-out naughties fit or just want the slightest injection of colour to your minimal fit we love the fun phone charms and beaded chokers to claim your stake in the biggest trend we’ve seen this year.

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Pura Utz

BEADED NECKLACE

$149.00
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Blobb by Sofia Elias

OG Blobb tie-dye resin ring

$89.00
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The Personal Print

Beaded Phone Charm

$29.00
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Valet

Agata Clip

$49.00
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Castify

Glossy Rainbow Phone Strap

$54.00

#5 Pleated Mini Skits

 

Following the Clueless movement in the ’90s thanks to Alicia Silverstone, miniskirts made a huge comeback in the 2000s and who can forget the oversized Supre belts? Whether you wore your pleats with a cropped baby tee or followed the OC movement of polo shirts, we all loved their form-fitting counterpart – pleated mini’s.

 

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Free People

Honey Pleated Skirt

$90.81
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See by Chloe

Check high-rise twill mini skirt

$480.00
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PE Nation

Upfield Tennis Skirt in Peach

$119.00
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Sandro

Yolanda pleated mini skirt

$429.00
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Marcs

Tweed Time Mini Skirt

$159.95

#6 BAGUETTE BAGS

 

Popular in the late ’90s and early 2000s when Fendi released The Baguette bag, the trend has since seen fashion brands recreating the “it” style made famous in an episode of Sex and the City.

The baguette bag is defined by its short shoulder strap and compact shape that fits all your essentials.

 

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Prene

The Banks Bag

$79.95
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By Far

Perforated Suede Leather Bag

$580.61
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Fendi Pre-Owned

2000s Zucchino Baguette bag

$1,995.00
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Brie Leon

The Camille

$189.00
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Staud

TOMMY BEADED BAG

$250.00

Filed under Shopping Guide , Style , Trends

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