In case you hadn't heard, the 2000s are back, and, with it, Y2K fashion is the style everyone will be wearing in 2021. The nostaglia for the early aughts has been in the works for a while. Hit movies and TV shows from that era like Gossip Girl and Legally Blonde are being rebooted for today's teens, and while the wardrobe will undoubtably see an update, some of the most iconic trends from the decade will likely appear in these revivals.
In their hey day, trendsetters like Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez were lauded for their bold fashion choices, on and off duty. Today, their fahsion sensibilities remain an essential part of how we remember and reimagine the clothing of the early aughts. From low-riders to whale tails, here is L'OFFICIEL's guide to Y2K fashion for the coming year.
The high-waisted mom jeans of the '90s are officially yesterday's news. Exposed midrifts and low-rise bottoms are the foundational 2000s look that will define your Y2K wardrobe.
A cropped cami is a simple yet effective item for your everyday 2000s-inspired attire, especially when styled with your favorite pair of low-cut jeans.
From the cat-eye to the mini lens, sunglasses have seen a number of trends over the last few years. Nevertheless, this functional accessory is often the key to cementing the overall aesthetic of your outfit. The elongated sunglasses favored by Devon Aoki and Lenny Kravitz have recently seen a resurgence on the Balenciaga runway.
R.I.P. to the skinny jeans of the 2010s. Whether flared or baggy, opt for jeans that aren't necessarily form-fitting.
While a crossbody may be the way to go when traveling, for a night out of a casual day of shopping with the girls, a chic shoulder bag, like the Dior saddlebag (a 2000s essential that was reintroduced in 2018), is the only purse you'll need this year.
Everyone remembers the velour Juicy Couture sweatsuits of the mid-aughts. Now, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, loungewear has reached a new peak. Find your favoriite WFH uniform with a comfortable yet colorful matching sweatsuit like Tracee Ellis Ross.
From scandalous to stylish, the whale tail has seen a revival in recent years courtesy of Kim Kardashian West and Alexa Demie. Employ your undergarments as another accessory with this defining 2000s trend.
While Pantone may have its Color of the Year, expect to see loads of bubblegum-colored pieces in 2021, everywhere from your Instagram to the runway. It embodies the unabashed femininity of the 2000s, with a playful attitude for some added fun.