If you were a teen in the ’90s era, you would remember the computer glitch of Y2K at the turn of the century. Besides that, the ’90s are synonymous with Bratz dolls, butterfly clips, mini skirts, chokers, and baby tees. trucker hats and more. The Y2K fashion is making a strong comeback this year. What is the Y2K fashion and how do you dress Y2K in 2023?
There were fun mini skirts, chunky platform shoes, low-rise trousers, and more. Fashion trends go around and for those who were too young during the new millennium or were not born yet, the ’90s and early aughts were a treasure trove of fashion. If you are looking for style inspiration for the Y2K fashion look, ahead are some of the hottest trends then and how to rock them.
The graphic tees that were once reserved for heavy metal fans were snapped up by the fashion girls in the 90s or early aughts. It was the tee to be seen, especially the Ed Hardy tees. Today, the Ed Hardy graphic tee is becoming cool again with its graphic tees in tattoo motifs and crystals, thanks to the Y2K dressing comeback. Its flashy tops have been spotted on celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Addison Rae.
Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw of the infamous Sex and the City, the Fendi baguette was the original It bag in the early aughts. Carrie wore this slim bag with almost everything and everyone who was a fan wanted one. Now, many are once again looking at the tucked under-the-arm baguette bags that are available in a wide range of similar styles. If you want to embrace the authentic 2000s vibe, you can look for this itty bitty bag and wear it with a pink top and flared jeans.
One of the biggest accessories of that era is the trucker hat. Featuring a mesh back and graphic front, the trucker hat was all the rage then. Back in 2003, Justin Timberlake wore a Von Dutch hat to the Grammy’s after-party and that began the trend for this big hat style. Not too long ago, Hailey Bieber was photographed in a lime green trucker hat and wearing a white tank and classic jeans.
The belly-baring baby tees were the t-shirts of the early aughts. While Y2K fashion is known to be loud, colorful, and ‘in-your-face’, the baby tees are more casual and give it a minimalistic approach. There is a wide selection of baby tees in solid colors and retro prints available now. For an elevated and relaxed look, you can pair with a baby tee with loose-fitting jeans and platform sandals or sneakers.
Wide Leg Denim
These are the classic jeans that actually died when skinny jeans began to hit the racks. The revival of these wide-legged jeans is not as extreme compared to low-rise jeans that were all the rage during the ’90s and early 2000 eras. You can wear the wide-leg jeans with a fitted baby doll tee and accessorize with vintage Von Dutch Trucker hats to complete the Y2K aesthetic.