35Y2K fashion is back in vogue again, two decades and a bit after its appearance.
The Y2K comeback proves once again the cyclical nature of fashion.
And the fact that if you hold onto your favorite pieces long enough, they will come back in style!
The Y2K fashion style is revived by the Gen-Z on social media, a generation too young in 2000 to embrace the midriff-baring, butt-skimming ensembles favored at the time.
Now, as young adults growing nostalgic for the pre-algorithm advertising times, Gen-Z seeks metallic jackets, bubblegum pink, velour tracksuits, and other Y2K aesthetics to wear in 2021-2022.
What is Y2K Aesthetic?
The Y2K aesthetic is radically distinctive and inspired by the mid-'90s and early 2000s when the internet became more popular, during the dot-com boom. This style is typically quite futuristic with a slightly retro edge – think shiny materials, chunky sneakers, pleated skirts, baguette bags, and colorful sunglasses. With the massive peak in the advancement in technology, viewers were both optimistic and cautious about the future, and how it could transform our lives. This came through with changes in music, films, decor, and, of course, fashion. Some of this era's biggest influences include Carrie Bradshaw, Bratz Dolls, and films like The Matrix and Mean Girls.
Find your own Y2K style with our guide!
Now it’s your turn…
Do you have any memories of the year 2000 times? How old were you back then?
Which one of these Y2K clothing stores is your favorite and why?