And where you can shop them for under $100.
Dust off that So Fresh compilation CD and grab your Von Dutch, because two decades on, early 00s fashion is back in vogue. That’s hot.
Whether you’ve already lived through it or it’s your first time at the rhinestone rodeo, we’ve rounded up our 15 fave noughties trends that are making a comeback. To keep your wallet happy, we’ve tried to stick to picks under $100 as well.
1. Halter necks
Halter necks have been a staple throughout many eras, but they become quintessentially 00s when they’re found on a simple tank top, in a bandeau shape or on a dress with a bold print. 10 points to Gryffindor if you can score a halter neck that’s also a handkerchief top.
2. Faux fur cardigans
This look combines two big trends from the 00s: cardigans and faux fur trims. It’s an absolute statement piece that’s pretty easy to pair with jeans, a denim skirt or flared pants. If you’re going for Y2K realism, go for a cardi in a pastel green, pink or blue shade.
3. Low rise jeans
No one is more distressed about this news than me, but low rise jeans are officially back. If you’re down to rock this look (and more power to ya), you can go for a boot leg, baggy or flared cut to throwback to the 00s.
4. Baby tees
What will you pair with your low rise jeans, you ask? A tiny T-shirt, duh. You’ll get brownie points if it’s emblazoned with a slogan, rhinestones or a cute cartoon character of some kind.
5. The whale tail
Pioneered by the likes of Paris Hilton, visible G-strings were a BIG trend in the 2000s. More recently, we’ve seen the likes of Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa and Kimmy K rocking the look. If visible underwear isn’t your thang, you can always recreate the look with a skirt or pants with ties or cut out details around the waist.
6. Chunky platform shoes
I have been obsessed with chunky platforms my entire life and I think a childhood playing with Bratz Dolls is to thank (or blame?) for that. Not only are they fabulously obnoxious, but they also give you a nice little height boost and they’re surprisingly versatile. If you’re feeling a little more edgy, go for a pair of chunky platform boots. Wanna get the sports luxe or preppy look? Try platform sneakers instead. Or if you want to keep it a little flirty and feminine, chuck on a pair of platform heels or sandals.
7. Big sunglasses
We’ve been riding the teeny sunnies trend for a hot minute, but the 2000s were all about ha-yuge sunglasses. Donned by IT gals like the Olsen twins and Nicole Richie, round and square shapes were all the rage in the early noughties.
8. Baguette handbags
Handbags were either massive or tiny in the 2000s. There was no in-between. If you believe less is more, a petite baguette bag is the way to go. To match the 00s trend, pick up a purse in a leather croc, vinyl or pastel material.
9. Bucket hats
Bucket hats are another accessory that have been riding a steady comeback over the last few years, but the Y2K trend is taking them to the next level. We’re talking head-turning fluffy, bedazzled and patchwork denim materials.
10. Velour tracksuits
Thanks to trendsetters like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and the fictional but fabulous Julie Cooper, velour tracksuits reigned supreme in the 2000s. If you want to get the Juicy Couture look for less, check out these reasonably priced options from Cotton On, boohoo and ASOS.
11. Pleated skirts
Live your Plastics fantasy and pay homage to a big 2000s trend with a pleated skirt. Pair it with a turtleneck, college sweatshirt or knitted vest to really nail the 00s look.
12. Checkerboard print
It’s time to chuck on some Avril Lavigne because checkerboard is back, bby. Slip-on Vans are always a classic choice, but check out our round-up of ways to wear the checkerboard trend for more inspo.
13. Beaded jewellery
Friendship bracelets but make it chic. From necklaces and anklets to earrings and phone charms, cute and kitschy charms are where it’s at.
14. Cut out tops
In case you haven’t noticed all over Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok, cut out tops are THE moment right now. They’re also a super easy way to shake up that “jeans and a nice top” combo that we’re all guilty of wearing to death.
15. Bedazzled everything
The 00s were all about bling. We’re talking glomesh halter tops, bedazzled denim and bejewelled Blackberrys. The gaudier, the better.