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Nostalgic Fashion: Trends From Our Childhood

History repeats itself and so do fashion trends.

We’ve seen 80s and 90s trends resurfacing in the past few years. Next in line is the 2000s.

Although nobody ever thought the notoriously tacky 2000s would make a comeback in fashion, here we are with a TikTok leading the way for these trends to be readily available and reflected upon.

With y2k fashion making a comeback, butterfly clips, pleated mini skirts, halter tops, baguette bags, baby tees, kitten heels, platform sneakers, and thong sandals reappear in fashion.

Most would agree there are some of the early 2000s trends that should have stayed in the 2000s, extremely low rise jeans, for instance.

However, some trends give me a homey feeling of nostalgia. Outfits I saw teenage girls wear on TV in 2006 that I thought were the epitome of high fashion are now available to me.

There is a certain level of comfort that comes with being able to rock fashions from when you were growing up, considering trends and fads in fashion change so often.

Here are a lot of cutesy trends that I’m glad we brought back:

Baby Tees

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With a length between crop top and full-length tee, I present to you the baby tee. The perfect size for any shape, the baby tee usually is decorated with cute and simple art, designs or patterns.

Baguette Purses

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The baguette bag has made a huge comeback in the past year, and you can find one quite literally anywhere you shop. The 2000s were very focused on iconic logo stamped purses like the Louis Vuitton multicolor pochette, shown in the middle photo.

Hair Accessories

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Gigi Hadid wearing fun hair clips in the Fendi Spring/Summer 2017 show.

Halter Tops

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Bella Hadid brings back the ultimate 2000s halter top with its shiny material, collared V-neck, AND drawstring tie in the front.

Colorful/Designer Sunglasses

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Again, designer fashion was a huge deal in the 2000s. Designer glasses were worn by almost everyone. This look of rimless, see-through, colorful sunglasses is one nobody really expected to come back, but it’s a look I personally love.

It’s cool to be able to rewear trends from my early childhood, as a grown person now. Brands like Shein, NastyGal, Missguided, Forever21, and Princess Polly are running the y2k fashion scene right now, so check them out!


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