In case you haven’t heard, Y2K fashion is back, thanks to the nostalgia for the early aughts. Most eminent across social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, Y2K trends have been widely embraced by Gen Z. These trends are heavily featured in some of our favourite movies and TV shows from that era such as Mean Girls and Clueless.

Y2K fashion is all about making a statement, and making it louder than anyone else, which is something Paris Hilton, the most prominent fashion icon of the 2000’s strongly stood by. She admired all things glittery, sparkly, diamond-encrusted, and pink.

When the words ‘Y2K fashion aesthetic’ come to your mind, there are probably a few particular things that you would reminisce about. That said, not absolutely anything and everything is back in fashion. And yes, the cute must-have trends are back but they are certainly new and improved.

From low-riders to velour sweatsuits, here’s a guide to the Y2K pieces you will be needing this year.

1. Pants from the 2000s

Low-rise fits and baggy jeans are reappearing in the mainstream as skinny cuts take a step back

2. Shoulder bags

A chic baguette is all that you’ll be needing this year for a night out or a casual day at the mall.

Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City”

3. Matching tracksuits

Everyone remembers the velour Juicy Couture tracksuits from the early 2000’s! Thanks to the recent surge in popularity of loungewear, coordinated ensembles are back.

4. Baby tees and cropped tanks

Easy to wear and an everyday basic! Pair them with your favourite low-cut jeans

5. Mini skirts

Mini skirts are back in fashion in 2021 and we love them!