Spring trend #2: Y2K - 90s & 00s nostaligia
While we’re on the topic of low-slung jeans, a Y2K staple, let’s just take it all the way! Y2K fashion is back for 2022, and it’s swinging in hard. After these past years we’ve all been craving the nostalgia of ‘those good old days’ and nothing seems to be better or more reassuring than those glorious new millenium feels of the early 2000s. From flip phones (and yes, even those are making a minor cult comeback) to Paris Hilton’s immortal “that’s hot” for just about anything and everything on cult-reality classic The Simple Life, the early 2000s were a time of joy, relative innocence and, clearly-defined, albeit questionable, style. The year 2022 seems just far enough away from the original time period to bring back the Y2K style, and with Gen Z just reaching their early 20s now, it seems like 2022 was always destined to be the year that brought back Y2K style. As proof of how much of an influence it is on 2022 style, you just have to look at the makeup trends for 2022 to see that Y2K is a major deal there too. But, in fashion-terms, your Y2K staples will probably end up being cute pleated co-ords, with tennis skirts and a matching cropped blazer (in fact, consider cropped styles to be a go-to in all departments), halterneck tops are also set for a major comeback, as well as cut-out dresses and tops, and don’t forget your Y2K accessories! From beaded bracelets & choker necklaces to butterfly detailed jewellery and the return of cute hair clips and baguette style handbags, your accessories game needs to be on to nail the Y2K look!