The fashion cycle is ever-changing, and Y2K fashion has been revived, and some of the most trending pieces in 2022 are vivid flashbacks reminiscent of the 90s and early 2000s. These days, it’s all about color block garments, low-rise jeans, and baby tees. Gone are the days when skin-tight jeans were all the rage; younger generations aren’t willing to compromise on comfort anymore.
With this, if you’re wondering what essentials you need to kit out your closet for Y2K trend-setting outfits, we’ve listed the best revivals for you.
Caps And Bucket Hats
Caps are practical fashion staples to have; everyone needs a few different hats in their closet. Nevertheless, the flat cap trend is ‘so last season,’ and baseball-style caps are back. You can even find custom-fitted hats and opt for a unique design.
Beyond caps, bucket hats have also taken over the fashion scene and can be seen just about everywhere. These hats are also practical, and the best designs to opt for are patterned and detailed or vibrant and bold colors.
Low-Rise, Loose-Fit Denim Jeans
There are currently quite a few millennials out there mourning the death of the high-rise skinny jeans trend. While millennials already went through the low-rise craze, GenZ has revived the trend regardless and tweaked the style a bit more for the sake of comfort.
Mom jeans and boyfriend jeans are trending; both of these jean cuts are flattering yet loose-fitting. But the main charm is the absolute comfort they offer, which skin-tight denim simply can’t.
Baby Tees And Oversized T-Shirts
Baby tees are another Y2K fashion revival that most of us simply can’t get enough of these days. The shorter t-shirt cut is exceptionally flattering when paired with high-rise bottoms. On the other hand, oversized t-shirts are equally popular; the bigger, the better.
What’s more, the best t-shirt designs to opt for are bold and vibrant colors, color block designs, band shirts, or pop culture trends.
Even though mini-skirts have been on the scene for several years already, emerging into the fashion scene way back in the 1960s, today’s trending mini-skirts are Y2K revivals. These skirts are mid-rise, a-line, pleated, or split. Most cuts are crafted from stretch fabric for comfort as well.
You can pair your mini-skirt with a polar neck long sleeve t-shirt and a color block or detailed chunky sweater for winter. Pair your mini-skirt with a baby tee or a racer tank for summer.
Those Juicy velour tracksuits that were even worn by celebs like J-Lo on red carpets have made a surprising comeback; none of us anticipated this revival. Nevertheless, velour tracksuits are a 2022 wardrobe staple, and due to the overall comfort of these matchy sets, you really won’t regret investing in a few pairs.
Bandanas And Scarves
Bandanas and scarves are both exceptionally versatile accessories to have, so you probably already have some of these hanging around in your wardrobe. That said, bandanas and scarves are trending this year as headwear, and there are several different ways to wear them.
Not so long ago, oversized hobo bags and tote bags were all the rage. However, these bags are bulky and typically not that comfortable to carry around. Y2K fashion offers the perfect solution in the baguette bag revival.
These smaller and sleeker bags are just the suitable sizes, and they don’t overwhelm outfits by drawing all the attention as a larger bag does. That said, it’s best to opt for a few different colors while keeping in mind that pastel and bold colors are trending.
The original Y2K accessories are enough to make any millennial cringe; layers of chunky plastic necklaces and oversized belts were worn with absolutely everything. However, once the cringe subsides, it’s easy to remember just how fun it was to accessorize back in the early 2000s. Perhaps Y2K fashion holds the most playful and fun accessories to date; everything goes, and the more color and sparkle, the better.
Denim garments will always be at the forefront of everyday fashion for most of us; denim is practical, versatile, and durable. Regardless, this year, double-denim is trending. This means wearing more than one denim garment together. So, think of denim button-down shirts paired with denim jackets or denim jeans paired with denim jackets.
Other excellent additions to the Y2K-ready closet are bell-bottom pants, shiny metallic outfits, and tie-front tops. Oversized hoodies, track pants, and color block windbreakers are also currently trending and worthwhile additions for comfort.