Our nostalgia for the early 2000s is reaching fever pitch. Low-rise jeans’ return is causing significant pearl-clutching and the revival of The Hills — the reality show that made now-lifestyle blogger Lauren Conrad infamous for rejecting a Vogue internship in Paris — causing a media frenzy.
With the growing 00s renaissance, there has been much musing as to what fashion might look like in the next several years. The 10-20 year trend cycle (who would’ve thought a 2009 Hervé Leger bandage dress could constitute as ‘vintage’?) means everything we once swore to leave buried in the past is coming right back round.
But it’s not all bad. The 2000s were a simpler time: privileged teens making poor life decisions ruled television, Calvin Klein released this life-altering ad campaign, and trends pioneered by the decade’s divas — from chart-toppers Britney and Mariah to reality sensations Paris and Kim — are among the greatest contributions to fashion we will ever see…so we compiled the best of them.
1. Under-the-arm purses
In case you missed the full reboot of the Dior Saddle bags, as waist-lines get lower shoulder straps are becoming shorter. Any purse should be now and forever be definitively tucked under your arm — welcome back my sweet.
Dresses and costume jewelry, sequins and diamantés, we welcome you back into our loving arms/closets. Also this dress could absolutely be reworn by Kimberly Kardashian today — specifically with the french manicure.
3. Rhinestone body decor (stick-on of course)
Nothing screams chic like stick-on glitter accessories. Pair this with your Coachella look, or take them out on the town this Saturday night. Don’t forget butterflies are back with a vengeance this year — take it from queen Mariah.
3. Boho chic
Slouch boots coupled with a tie-die dress and a thigh-length cardigan-coat, best-suited for the end-of-summer beach bonfire before everyone heads off to college? Sign us up.
While we might not be yet ready for soft emo-punk (especially ill-fitting ties), a waist coat moment with a hip-hugging pant is sure to be everywhere this year. Just wait, it’s about to be 2002 all over again.