Updated: May 26
When the 2000s fashion comes to mind, a lot of us think “Oh God…” as we think about some of the awkward stages in our lives that incorporated all the cringey outfits. However, surprisingly, I am starting to believe the late 90s and 2000s trends are coming back alive. Of course, some items are not, like the long beaded necklaces, Miss Me jeans and flats, but there are several pieces and prints that I think we will see a lot more of in the upcoming months.
The trend that I am most excited to see come back and the one that slowly is coming back is low rise jeans. The 2000s queens like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears rocked this look. High-waisted jeans are perfect for so many outfits and occasions, do not get me wrong, but low-rise jeans definitely make a statement and can contribute more to the denim game this year. Influencers are already starting to notice this trend and are hopping on it. I have seen them wear low-risers with denim tops, cropped tanks, etc. Brands are also starting to notice as well. For example, Levi's recently released new styles of low-rise jeans, so you know it's real. Since this trend is on the horizon, you can easily find a pair at Goodwill or local thrift stores to test out the look. Also, while I am talking about denim, I would like to say the denim-on-denim look is coming back, and it looks dope. You can create this look with anything from denim mini skirts and a denim top to a denim bucket hat.
The next item that I have personally started loving are mid-height heels. They do not even have to be mid-height necessarily -- I think heels are coming back in everyday looks in general -- just mid-height ones make it easier and more comfortable to wear to work and look stylish at the same time. These shoes can be found at almost any thrift store because they are overlooked in my opinion. I think younger people may believe the shorter the heel, the more “grandma” (no offense) your outfit may look. However, these shoes to me can make an outfit, yes, look older, but in a mature, classy way. Just think of Carrie Bradshaw. She always had a pair of heels on for almost every outfit no matter the occasion, from her daily outings in New York to nights out with Big. Also, if you are tired of wearing sneakers with every outfit you go out in like me, then buy some mid-height heels because, again, they are not too much and are still comfortable. They have stepped up my outfits so much.
The final piece that is slowly making its way to the top again is a little thing called a hair clip. I am seeing this accessory everywhere. You can find these at Urban Outfitters or Forever 21 or pretty much anywhere now. What is great about this item, just like all the other trends I mentioned, is that you can use these for a lazy day or a night out with your friends. It is just all about how you style them, but you know you can get your money’s worth because they are so versatile. These things are kind of genius because how nice is it to have your hair pinned back during class when you are taking a test or to have it out of your face when you are dancing. From Nicole Richie in 2004 to Ariana Grande now, colorful, rhinestone hair clips have made their come back.
We only have a couple more weeks of summer, so try these trends out before they really become big because I have a feeling they will soon. I can go on and on about more pieces that are a must like the mini purses to the fabric silk to sweatsuits. Be ready to tackle the first semester with these hot looks. Isn't it crazy how fashion keeps reviving itself?
Here is a link to low-rise Levi's jeans!
My heels pictured were $5 from a thrift store! #noexcuses