Here’s your official guide to the 2000s fashion trend

These 2000s fashion styles are anything but cheugy

Two young women in 2000s fashion or y2k trends, like plaid, leather and rectangular sunglesses, are pictured during paris fashion week
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For years it seemed as though 2000s fashion was too cheugy to ever make a comeback but recently the familiar trends of the early 21st century have been making a name for themselves—again (wait, does that make us cheugy?)

This fierce return of Y2K fashion is bringing a surge of nostalgia with it as well. Think bright neon colors, beaded jewelry, and lots of hair clips. This era also featured some of the most iconic trends in television, with Gossip Girl style and Mean Girls outfits setting the bar for future fashion.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and update your wardrobe with some 2000s fashion pieces, take a look below to learn more about the clothing and jewelry trends you'll want to copy this season.

The 2000s aesthetic is anything but subtle. Go bold with shiny materials, pastel and neon shades, and chunky accessories. 

Celebrities, including Hailey Bieber, have been sporting these trends. In fact, Hailey was just spotted wearing a complete purple ensemble featuring the exact vibrant shades worn in Y2K, along with chunky shoes and a matching purple purse.

Hailey Baldwin Bieber is seen strolling on Avenue Montaigne on June 21, 2021 in Paris, France.

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ASYOU Cut Out Halter Bandeau

ASYOU Cut Out Halter Bandeau | $24 (£15)

Go bold with a cut-out bandeau-inspired top that aims to bring you that Y2K nostalgia.

Missoma, Short Beaded Necklace

Missoma, Short Beaded Necklace, $167 | £129

Tap into your nostalgia with the new beaded summer collection from Missoma. They come in varying colors and lengths so you'll easily find the perfect one for you. 

ASOS DESIGN Flippy Cotton Mini Skirt

ASOS DESIGN Flippy Cotton Mini Skirt | $36 (£25)

Bring some tie-dye to your wardrobe with this cotton blend skirt, perfect for dressing up or down.

Koi Footwear Vegan Chunky Loafers

Koi Footwear Vegan Chunky Loafers | $102.70 (£65)

Nothing adds an edge to an outfit more than a pair of chunky shoes. We definitely can't take our eyes off these punk-inspired loafers.

Zara Initial Bead Necklace

Zara Initial Bead Necklace | $17.90 (£11.99)

Remember those beaded necklaces you’d make as a kid? Well, they’re back. So, if you can't find the ones you made back in the 2000s, definitely add this to your cart.

Zara Tie Dye Slip Dress

Zara Tie-dye Camisole Dress | $49.90 (£19.99)

Camisole dresses bring a touch of elegance to your look, but this season add a touch of Y2K to it with a bold tie-dye print.

Zara Rubberized Hair Clips

Zara Rubberized Hair Clips | $17.90 (£11.99)

Looking to amp up your outfit? Hair clips are a simple way to add color and detail to almost any look.

Mean Girls-inspired Outfits

The style from Mean Girls was arguably one of the most fetch looks for its time. Since the fashion world is deeming 2000s fashion trendy again, it's time to take out your best two-piece co-ords. FYI On Wednesdays, we wear pink!

The movie Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters.

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ASOS DESIGN Frill Cardigan

ASOS DESIGN Frill Cardigan | $26 (£8.10)

Pink is one of those colors that rarely goes out of style. Add a touch of fun to your outfit with this versatile cardigan that can be worn over your favorite tank or on its own.

Pull&Bear Gingham 90s Split Mini Skirt

Pull&Bear Gingham Split Mini Skirt | $20

Gingham has made a huge comeback, so show off your best Regina George-inspired look with this trendy mini skirt.

Lola May Short Sleeve Polo Shirt Dress

Lola May Short Sleeve Polo Shirt Dress | $24 (£15)

A T-shirt dress is a closet essential, especially in the summertime.

Parisian Ruched Detail Mini Dress

Parisian Ruched Detail Mini Dress | $32 (£20)

Look pretty in pink with a dress that's perfect for a picnic in the park with friends.



Gossip Girl-inspired Style

You can't have Y2K fashion without the chic elegance of your favorite Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl helped establish headbands and scarves as some of the most coveted fashion accessories and had most of us dreaming of the luxurious lifestyles enjoyed by Blair and Serena. While some of the outfits may be a bit dated, we gave the Gossip Girl looks an upgrade to make them more 2021 appropriate.

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester on location for "Gossip Girl" on June 25, 2008 in Port Washington, New York.

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Zara Floral Silk Scarf

Zara Floral Silk Scarf | $45.90 (£27.99)

Scarves are a must-have for any wardrobe. This versatile accessory can be tied around your neck, worn as a headband, tied into your bun and more.

Zara Animal Print Dress

Zara Animal Print Dress | $49.90 (£29.99)

This features a slit skirt, perfect for helping you stay cool on those hot summer days.

Zara Double Breasted Blazer

Zara Double Breasted Blazer | $129 (£79.99)

Who says a blazer has to be boring? Ditch the classic black look for a soft pink and all eyes will be on you as you head to your next meeting.


Zara Floral Print Dress

Zara Floral Print Dress | $69.90 (£39.99)

This Blair Waldorf-inspired dress brings just the right amount of chic and style to show off your most luxurious side.

Zara Heeled Square Toe Sandals

Zara Heeled Square Toe Sandals | $59.90 (£45.99)

Rather than stick to the basics, add a pop of color to your heels collection with a sunny yellow pair of sandals.

Don't be afraid to embrace your childhood trends this season. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that nostalgia is so fetch.

Rylee Johnston
Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 


Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.


When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.