The term ‘Y2K’ — the Year 2000 Problem — refers to the issues with the formatting of calendar dates at the beginning of the year 2000. Since then Y2K has been used to describe the fashion trends of the late 90s and early 2000s.
When you look back on 00s style you think about UGGs, miniskirts, and baggy jeans. On reflection, this era was full of trends that should never be brought back. However, there’s something about these bold fashion statements that feel too iconic to sweep under the carpet.
Fashion was so casually glam and girly then (when you forget about the dresses with jeans underneath). Everything felt chic even if it was just a bedazzled tracksuit or a Von Dutch trucker hat.
But how do I dress in a Y2K style? Think Mean Girls, Lizzie McGuire, and Bratz dolls. If you want some 2020 Y2K inspiration, look to Paris Hilton. This Queen of Couture still looks permanently glamorous even when she’s wearing denim on denim.
Some items of clothing you may want to consider in your wardrobe refresh: little shoulder bags, fitted crop tops, miniskirts, and denim. Always make sure your outfits are bright and colorful for that extra 2000s authenticity.
Most importantly have fun! The early 2000s was all about having fun with fashion and with the hecticness of 2020, we all need a bit of excitement.