If you were born any time before 1995, you might feel a little shocked at the current noughties trends that Gen-Z seem to love so much. It was a time full of belt-length skirts, low-slung jeans, midriff-baring velour tracksuits, tiny baguette handbags, cargo pants, baker boy hats and lots of denim.
If that sentence just made you break out in hives, then you lived through the noughties and all the questionable fashion choices we made in that time. It might feel way too soon for it all to have come back around already (and yes, it is), but nevertheless high street stores like H&M and ZARA are chock-full of nods to the style-averse decade.
It can make high street shopping feel quite alienating, as if there’s nothing for us ‘older folk’ who were there the first time round and the ideas of sporting butterfly clips again doesn’t quite feel like an appropriate choice.
However, YOU’s fashion junior Jessica Carroll shows us five ways that we can get in on the current noughties trends (also known as Y2K), from baguette bags and double denim to friendship jewellery (remember those?), thong sandals and tiny sunglasses. Read on to find out how…