Y2K trends you probably already have in your closet, and if not, we have you covered

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It’s hard to believe that the ’90s and early 2000s were two decades ago. Living through Y2K fashion once before, I’m excited to see the comeback of trends from my childhood happening this year. From velvet chokers to jelly sandals, these items will be everywhere in the coming months. 

To nail your summer style, keep scrolling for eight Y2K trends that we’re loving for this season. 


If you’re hesitant to try low-rise jeans, you are not alone. The ’90s trend that has been taking over the runway can be a bit intimidating, but we’re here to help you style low-rise jeans to maximize style, comfort and confidence. 

The Ragged Priest Low-Rise Baggy Jeans, $90

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A classic you’ll have in your closet forever, this low-rise baggy jean is great to pair with a tie-dye cropped tee and high-top sneakers.  

Reformation Addison Low Rise Relaxed Jeans, $148

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A relaxed fit throughout guarantees maximum comfort with these jeans. Falling right at the ankle, the Addison pairs well with strappy heels and a cute cardigan.

Mini Skirts

One Teaspoon Zipped Florence Vanguard Denim Mini Skirt, $128

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A classic denim mini that falls just above the belly button, this is a summer staple you’ll want to invest in. It’s perfect for everyday wear; style from beach to brunch with any shoe of your choice.

French Connection Cornalia Printed Tiered Mini Skirt, $98

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Printed layers come together to create a romantic pink miniskirt. Pair it with a pale pink denim jacket and heels for a feminine look. 

Halter Tops

Reformation + Net Sustain Anders Metallic Stretch-Jersey Halterneck Top, $80

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Cher Horowitz, is that you? Reformation’s stretch jersey halter neck glistens with sparkles and is the perfect piece to tuck into denim this spring.

Aritzia Sunday Best Polly Halter Top, $25

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Available in numerous colorways, the Polly halter top is flattering with a gathered bust and higher neckline. Style it with a miniskirt for an iconic Y2K look.

Velour Tracksuits 

Juicy Couture Velour Zip-Up Jacket, $119

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The iconic Juicy sweatsuit. Available in numerous colors and made with a slim fit, stay cozy and chic in Juicy Couture’s iconic velour set.

Juicy Couture Velour Track Pant, $99

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Platform Heels 

Schutz Keefa High-Heel Platform Sandals, $138

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The perfect spring platform sandals, the Keefa is a little over 4 inches high, with a 2-inch platform. You can style it from workday to weekend.

Steve Madden Tille Pink Platform, $109.95

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Grab your favorite pair of flared jeans to pair with the Tille pink platform. Crafted from vegan leather, the Tille is a summer essential.

Butterfly Clips 

Really wishing I saved my large collection of butterfly hair clips. If you’re like me and need to restock, we have two options below.

Urban Renewal Vintage Colorful Mini Butterfly Clip Set, $10

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To achieve that true ’90s look, Urban offers a pack of 12 iridescent, multicolored butterfly clips sourced in their original form.

Forever 21 Butterfly Claw Hair Clip Set, $6.99

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Classic cotton candy colors pop on any spring hairstyle.

Jelly Sandals 

Melissa Possession Final De Ano Sandals, $70

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I lived in my jellies during my summers growing up, and Melissa has created the classic jelly we have all been yearning for. Transparent PVC in pink glitter adds a touch of glam to any summer ensemble.

Mix No. 6 Jelina Jelly Sandal, $39.99

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If you’re looking for a jelly you can dress up, the Jelina jelly is for you. Available in a classic black or powder blue, pair them with any springtime look.

Colorful Sunglasses 

Valentino Runway Sunglasses, $181.50 (Orig. $363)

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On-trend and on major sale (from $363), you can pair Valentino’s fluorescent green sunnies with other green pieces for a monochromatic look.

Steve Madden Candy Coated Sunglasses, $40

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Plastic sunglasses, available in either orange or pink, add a pop of color to any outfit.

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