The 2000s are back, baby! Now is the best time to bring back the best fashion statements the noughties had to offer: we're talking halter tops, crop baby tees, tiny sunglasses, bedazzled clothes, velour tracksuits and kitsch accessories.
If you've seen these awesome threads on TikTok or are just hankering for the time when the Matrix was the best thing cinema gave to the world, we've got the cutest pieces around with a gothic flair!
The Y2K aesthetic is what we call the most popular fashion and design from the period between 1995-2004. At the start of the new millennium, there was a huge emphasis on changing technology which was reflected in an emphasis on cyber, cyberpunk and futuristic looks.
As a general rule, the colour scheme features a lot of pastels including lilac purple, baby pink as well as holographic and glitter finishes. There's a lot of crossover with Vapourwave and holosexual aesthetics here as well as inspiration from Japanese anime, video games and bold minimalism. The best examples of this can be seen in Eurodance and pop music videos from this period, such as "No Scrubs" by TLC and "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.
For inspiration, we've got to look at who was popular in the late 1990's and 2000s Style icons include pop stars like the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Destiny's Child. These celebrities would wear the latest fashions of the day like crop babydoll tops, halter tops, low rise pants, mini skirts (like, seriously mini), bucket hats, small sunglasses and velour tracksuits. Incorporate some of these pieces into your wardrobe, or look to iconic movies of the 2000's like Legally Blonde or Mean Girls for more outfit inspo.
It wasn't all pastels though! The late 90's and 2000's was the height of nu-metal where bands like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Korn and Evanescence became super popular. Some typical nu-metal fashion essentials included red caps, baggy pants, bondage pants and tracksuits so give these a go if baggy is more your speed.