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The Y2K Revival

It’s the fashion deju vu we’re here for…the return of Y2K style. Iconic pieces inspired by the early 2000s originals, scroll to see them all.

Jodie Spragg
by Jodie Spragg

Y2K fashion and trends are experiencing a renaissance that shows no signs of halting! The style sets obsession with everything nostalgic has seen the re-emergence of everything from low waist denim to teeny-tiny handbags and diamante accessories.

Girl wearing denim skirt, top and shirt

Want to join the social media masses sporting these playful looks? We’ve dug into the fashion archives to revamp the 2000s most-wanted pieces, essential to nailing Y2K dressing.

What is the Y2K Aesthetic?

Inspired by the mid 90s to early 2000s and heavily influenced by the rise in celebrity culture that came with the internet boom, the Y2K aesthetic is futuristic, playful and varied. Revived by Gen Z on social media, the aesthetic appeals both to those getting a first-look and millennials wanting a second-chance at nailing the nostalgic items that littered their teen hood.

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Pink Heart Ring Detail Mini Dress £11

Girl wearing pink dress with pink bag

Tiered Heart Earrings £2, Silver Glitter Strappy Sandals £10

The Velour Tracksuit Revival

The soft-touch sets made famous by celeb socialites like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are back in vogue. With the style crowds new-found love for all things comfort first, there couldn’t be a better time to try a matching set. Rhinestone embellishments and baby pink tones (did someone say Barbie™️ nostalgia?) combine for a duo that you’ll never want to take off. Wear with chunky trainers and tinted sunnies for max impact.

Girl wearing butterfly print vest and tracksuit

White Butterfly Print Vest £5, Pink Resin Butterfly Hair Slide £2

Girl wearing pink tracksuit

Baby Pink Velour Cargo Tracksuit Trouser £12, Baby Pink Butterfly Diamante Velour Zip Up Jacket £12, Chunky Pink and White Trainer £12

The Butterfly Effect

This throwback motif has fluttered back onto the fashion radar. Making an appearance on many of SS22’s catwalk shows, the butterfly is the iconic Y2K print to be seen in. Wear it in print by snapping up one of our butterfly print pieces or add kitsch butterfly accessories to your look.

Girl wearing denim skirt, top and shirt

Patchwork Denim Print Mesh Shirt £8, Strappy White Heels £10, Pink Butterfly Chain Detail Bag £8

Girl wearing blue shirt, top and skirt

Patchwork Denim Print Corset Top £6, Pleated Denim Tennis Mini Skirt £15