How to Pull Off the ‘90s and Y2K Nostalgia Trends
Nostalgia has taken over the fashion scene. The fashion of the ‘90s and Y2K are the most prominent trends in this resurgence especially this 2022. With these trends coming back to shake the industry, we’ve put together easy ways to effortlessly pull off the looks. You can now channel your inner ‘90s Kate Moss and ‘00s Sarah Jessica Parker with ease. From night outs to everyday wear, here are four different ways to channel the ‘90s and Y2K nostalgia trends.
Put on Trend Basics
The ‘90s and Y2K are all about the basics. How they became the icons they were at the time is only a matter of making it fabulous with accessories. For you to truly be one with the trend, start off with the basics and make sure you have them to mix and match with your fancier numbers.
A cami dress is one of the basics especially in the ‘90s. A slip dress can get you literally anywhere—dinner with friends, at the club with your friends, and even on the red carpet! Give a nod to the supermodels of that era by putting this at the top of your style must-haves.
Corsets are also making a comeback with this nostalgic trend. A bustier style top will get you a long way. You can pair it with cargo pants and chunky sneakers for an edgy look.
There’s nothing like a plain white tee. Complete your look with a skirt and channel your inner Katie Holmes at work or at brunch!
Along with this trend, tube tops are also coming back. A smocked top is the perfect addition not only to the ongoing trend but also to your capsule wardrobe.
Finally, do not underestimate the power of comfy leggings. It’s great not only for a good workout but also for mixing and matching with your other basics!
Let It Hang Loose
There are no in betweens back in ‘90s and Y2K. You’re either wearing something loose or something really form-fitting. However, if you want a more comfortable look that will get you through the day in style, loose-fitting numbers are the way to go.
Denim is just one of the signs of this resurgence. Put together the denim and nostalgia trend with a trucker denim jacket. You don’t have to go all denim like Justin and Britney but this jacket is perfect for everyday wear.
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Wide-leg pants are an easy addition to your office-ready looks. It can be trendy but remember to wear a pair in dark hues to be classy enough to be worn at work.
Oversized blazers are also great for an evening out. Put it over a tube top or a silk cami for a true paparazzi moment.
An oversized shirt goes a long way. Pair it with your trusty jeans or flared trousers. Whatever you wear it with, you’ll surely look great anyway.
Be Hippy, Be Happy
Think Lisa Bonet circa 1990 in New York City—the hippy look is easily one of the biggest comebacks we’re looking at this year. Go crazy with the prints and don’t be afraid of accessories that will elevate your look. We’re thinking of patterns, knits, and even bold colors.
A maxi tiered dress may look cute but with the right accessories, it can exude the hippy vibe you need. Shell accessories, a wide hat, and crocheted bag can completely change the whole look!
A midi skirt also looks great with a knit top, extra long necklace, and brown booties.
An eyelet tiered maxi skirt is easy to style if you’re going for this motif. A thick belt with heavy buckles, loose cardigans, and straw bags will transform this skirt from no-go to boho.
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A patterned lapel maxi dress will turn your hippy dreams to a reality with a pair of boots, mini sunnies, and heavy bangles.
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Lastly, take your summer kimonos and put it over to finish the ensemble. It adds a layer of chic to a rather laid back look!
Cop the crop
Capri pants are the last to make a comeback with this trend. We’ve always tucked this away since the Y2K has passed but it’s time to bust out these cropped babies again. Not a trouser but not a pair of shorts, we’re bringing back capri this year.
There are many ways to wear this look but you can never go wrong with basics. Capri pants in different jean washes or colors should be your go-to. You can wear it with a hanging tee, the look completed by hoop earrings and a shoulder bag in bright color. Now, if that doesn’t scream Lizzy McGuire then we don’t know what does. Capri leggings are great for an easy workout.
Bringing Style Back
What we love about the ‘90s and Y2K trends is the fact that we’ve already been there. We’ve seen it, we’ve worn it. Now, it’s just like coming home and getting comfortable with the looks that made our youth!