After more than a decade of skinny jeans, UGG boots, and wearing black leggings every day, y2k fashion has been making a comeback. Over the past few years, Gen-Zers have been bringing back trends that were popular in the 90s and early 2000s, and it doesn’t look like it will be stopping anytime soon. From scrunchies to leather pants, this generation seems determined to revive y2k fashion trends. Let’s take a look at some of the best 90s/early 2000s trends that are back in style in 2023.
Like a lot of other fashion trends, tube tops have gone in and out of popularity for close to a century now. Starting in the 1950s, tube tops were commonly worn to the beach or as a summer garment. Girls stopped wearing them shortly after, but then it came back into style in the 70s, where it once again didn’t last very long. However, after making a comeback yet again in the 90s, tube tops lasted on trend for a good portion of the early 2000s until being forgotten about until recently. Now, tube tops are widely worn by girls, especially in the spring and summertime. Stores are selling tube tops for all different occasions too, so you could dress it up or down and style it however you please.
Say goodbye to skinny jeans and hello to mom jeans. This loose-fitting look has made a huge comeback in the 2020s. Not only is it mom jeans that have come back in style since the 90s/early 2000s, but basically any jeans that don’t hug the legs so tight are very popular today. You have the boyfriend jean, the bootcut jean, the straight leg jean, and the wide leg jean. All of these cuts give a more “relaxing and comfy” vibe than the skinny jeans that were once so popular.
Denim on Denim
Speaking of jeans, the denim-on-denim fit has never been so popular. Icon Britney Spears used to rock this look back in the early 2000s, and now it’s coming back in more creative ways than ever. People are pairing jean pants with jean jackets, jean shorts with denim crop tops, I’ve even seen denim dresses, denim rompers, and denim shoes! The possibilities are endless with this trend, and you can have a lot of fun styling this look.
Fanny packs came around in the 1980s and then were pushed into the fashion world by vogue in the 90s. The trend started to decline however, once the new millennium hit. After nearly two decades of people opting away from buying fanny packs, they are now back in trend and worn all the time. This very practical accessory has made its way back in style and now is more than just the nylon fabric that goes around your waist. There are so many different styles and color options to choose from to make sure your fanny pack goes with any outfit! Girls are even choosing to go out with a fanny pack instead of a purse.
Changes in Fashion Trends Over Time
In fashion, certain things will never go out of style, while other items of clothing may continue to go in and out over time. It’s hard to say how long a trend will last and what’s the next article of clothing that is going to make a big comeback. Who knows, maybe the good old 80s leg warmers and big teased hair will be back on trend one day. One thing is for sure though, just because people stop wearing a certain style, doesn’t mean it won’t make its way back 10/20 years from now!