February 2, 2021News
The first time you hear the phrase ‘Y2K’ it might stop you in your tracks. The name simply refers to the year 2000, focusing on the trends of the early 2000s up until 2010. Why are the trends back so soon? Usually, most fashion trends work on a twenty-year cycle as one generation grows up and sees the clothing style of the previous one. The Y2K trend has been made popular by Gen Z, who have come to love the trends they were too young to appreciate as children. There are Instagram accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers, dedicated to posting y2k fashion inspiration.
During the early 2000s, no one was afraid to wearing a bright pastel. With films like Legally Blonde and Means Girl, came a popularisation of the colour pink. While it’s always been a favourite shade for women, its popularity reached new heights during the 2000s. If you want to create a y2k wardrobe, you need to make sure you have at least one pink outfit you can wear.
If you’re not a fan of pink, you can stand out from the crowd in a purple outfit, with Daphne from the Scooby Movies are your style muse. Purple can give you the feminine look without appearing as though you’re trying to cosplay Elle Woods.
One of the biggest trends of the 2000s was the Juicy Couture tracksuits. While the trend is having a resurgence thanks to the pandemic, it is a must-have for anyone who wants to channel the Y2K look. Focus on adding vibrant colours to your tracksuit collection – and if it has crystals, all the better! For a true Y2K look, you can pair your velour tracksuit with flip-flops, a white t-shirt, and a fresh spray tan.
We all own a graphic shirt with a logo somewhere in our closet. During the 2000s, people were obsessed with wearing designer labels, and making sure everyone knew exactly who they were wearing. The J’Adore Dior t-shirt is a classic example, appearing in both Sex and the City and several classic films from the era. While you don’t need to go to the heights of Dior, you want a logo t-shirt with a brand that matches your aesthetic.
If you need Y2K outfit inspiration, the film ‘Uptown Girls’ is your one-stop-shop. Britney Murphy’s character wears a pair of patched-embossed denim overalls throughout the film that scream the early 2000s. Find a vintage pair that you like an iron on some patches of your favourite bands, logos, or things that make you smile. Add a pastel vest-top underneath and a pair of wedged heels to finish off your look. Don’t forget to add a curl to your hair and throw on a hobo bag to carry your essentials.
What are your favourite early 2000s trends? Do you consider yourself to be a y2k style follower?
We’ve all watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s and wished we could dress like Audrey Hepburn. If you take a dig around Instagram, you’ll find thousands of girls who wear exclusively vintage (or vintage-inspired) pieces. It’s a niche within the industry that’s becoming increasingly popular as people decide to follow their own personal style instead of trends. Vintage fashion isn’t all modest, and it’s a wide umbrella term that encompasses every decade prior to the early 2000s.
Refreshing your wardrobe every season can be expensive. More of us than ever are choosing to build capsule wardrobes and take a vow of minimalism. Unless you’ve got the budget of a Hadid or a Kardashian, it’s unlikely you can buy into every fashion trend. Thankfully, trends are like boomerangs that eventually come back around.
Before the pandemic hit, TikTok was app that few of us took seriously. In fact, most of us swore to never download it. Then the pandemic hit, and everything changed. With endless hours in the days that we needed to fill, TikTok became the leading social media platform by the end of 2020. While we often associate Instagram with fashion trends, TikTok is rivalling the app for its fashion crown. With its viral videos, TikTok has become a breeding ground for every type of subculture. The algorithm allows you to curate your ‘for you page’ to reflect your fashion and personality.
When we talk about green beauty, sustainability and ethical consumption, it is crucial that we also include beauty biotechnology into the conversation. It is not a topic we see debated often, but we expect to see that change as we move more firmly into a more technologically driven era. If you are curious about beauty biotech and what it all means, then keep reading!