2000’s Fashion: Don’t Say Bye-Bye-Bye Just Yet

Fashion in the 2000s undeniably brought about some kitschy looks. This period of fashion was defined by style revived from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s and introduced the world to cult pieces like Juicy Couture and Von Dutch. Although this period of fashion may still seem fresh to some, there seem to be plethora of trends from the early 2000’s that are making a comeback. Styles such as the “cowl-neck” or “trucker hats” have yet to see their grand revival but other trends, like velour tracksuits and denim on denim, have made a reappearance in the 2016/2017 fashion scene.

The first trend that has made its grand appearance is the Juicy Couture tracksuit. This style firstly debuted in 2001 after Madonna ordered custom-designed tracksuits for her and her dancers on her tour. Although popularized for many years by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Beyoncé, the Juicy Couture tracksuit saw a decline in sales after the global recession in 2008. However, 2016 has given this trend a new revival on the runway and in clothing stores like Urban Outfitters and Chloé, which showcased a modernized take of the tracksuit in their Spring 2016 show. This design can be styled best by pairing the tracksuit with a sneaker such as the Basket Platform Reset Puma suede sneakers.

Some celebrities, such as Britney Spears and J-Lo, routinely rocked tinted lenses or tiny frames in the early aughts. Now, these frames with an underlying retro vibe have gained new popularity in 2017. Many models in the Prada Fall/Winter 2017 show were donning with yellow lenses on runway, and celebrities such as Drake and Bella Hadid were also seen various hues of tinted lenses on Instagram. Styling these 2000s glasses is easy when kept simple. Pair the glasses with a white V-neck top, oversized boyfriend jeans and a black strappy heel to make the glasses stand out.

The last major throwback from the early 2000s is denim on denim style. This style is largely inspired by Guess, the denim brand that rose to popularity in the eighties and re-rose to popularity in the early 2000s. However, one of the most iconic denim-on-denim ensembles was sported by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the 2001 American Music Awards. Although those outfits would probably not be replicated today, more toned-down variations of the denim-on-denim style are being revived. Denim combination can be seen on runway and in the streets, simple or personalized with pins and buttons. Pair a crop top underneath a jean jacket, skinny jeans and platform  to make this a chic and effortless look.

When re-creating these 2000s fashion trends, it’s important to remember not to replicate the styles, but rather modify it. Combining vintage and trendy pieces will not only give the trends a fresher feel, but it will act as a platform of expressing your own individual style.

Brina Jeffries is a staff writer. Email her at violetvision@nyunews.com.


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