The Y2K Trend That Is Making Waves Right Now
- BY: JOSIE HOWELL
- Apr. 1, 2019
If you have an Instagram account or even a Pinterest account, you have probably noticed something occurring over the last year. Platform sandals are making an appearance again, alongside tiny crop tops emblazoned with cheesy phrases and rhinestones. Tiny handbags adorn the arms of Instagram’s hottest influencers, and butterfly clips are everywhere you turn.
What is this movement?
The Y2K movement (standing for ‘Year 2000’) is the newest trend to make it mainstream. This means that the styles we donned during those instrumental (and sometimes regrettable years) are back in. Still confused? Just think; Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Mean Girls & Bratz dolls.
Here’s a few pieces that will get you in the Y2K mood.
Valet Studio’s new collection is right up the Y2K movement’s alley. Made from resin with a glossy finish, these barrettes are a small step you can take to dip your toe into the waters of this trend. They also come in four colours so you can mix & match!
Low-rise jeans are making a comeback, with labels such as Chanel and Versace sending them down the runway this year. Check out this skintight pair from R13 (available at Net-A-Porter). Check them out here.
Halter tops are the perfect cut to throw you back to the simpler times of the early 2000s. Fabrics such as satin also add extra points. This piece from ASOS is currently on sale for $22.
Square-toed strappy heels have stomped their way back into our hearts over the last year. This pair from Neous (available at Net-A-Porter) pair slingback style with a square toe, a skinny but angular heel and criss-cross straps, and it’s a recipe for delight.
Susan Alexandra’s line of entirely handmade bags, jewellery and purses are what Y2K dreams are made of. This ‘I Heart NY’ bag definitely elevates a throwback look. You can check out her entire line here.
Is this a trend you love? Or do you wish the fashion from the early 2000’s stayed back where it began? Let us know. Whether you love it or hate it, it's definitely making waves.