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I’m going back in time to one of my favorite childhood eras – Y2K. I can’t believe I’m old enough where my favorite pieces from my teenage girls are coming back in style! Y2K style aesthetics is revived by Gen-Z on social media, a generation way too young to embrace the midriff-showing, g-string revealing ensembles favored at the time.
Yes, Y2K fashion was a hot mess. But we’re here for the rebirth.
What is Y2K aesthetics, you ask? Just think distinctive style resulting from blending the millennium’s pop culture and the first generation of internet. From the 2000 turn-of-the-millennium computer bug to the launch of Bratz dolls in 2001, there are plenty of nostalgic influences impacting the Y2K fashion trend.
Oh, and Y2K was dominated by women who #rules: Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Paris Hilton, and who can forget one of my favorite Disney heroine ever – Zenon!
Y2K’s fashion style is loud and unapologetic. It’s nowhere there is the resurgence of Y2K grew louder than ever during the pandemic. Just think bubblegum pink everything with sparkly letters: Metallic jackets, wide-leg denim trousers, bedazzled logos, teeny-tiny bags, denim on denim, and lots of Juicy Couture. Retro with a futuristic vibe.
For my Y2K inspired look, I opted for one of the most popular trends – the double denim. Double denim gives you a fierce look. The key to pulling off this trend is to create a versatile silhouette without look like you’re lost in a sea of fabric. I polished off my look with a pop of red statement-making boots.