Fashion from the late 90s and early 2000s – think pastel-coloured “baby tees”, velour tracksuits, baguette bags and lots of bling – is back for a second round, thanks to the strong appeal it holds for Gen Z. Lounge picks micro-trends from the Y2K stylesheet that you can work into your everyday look.
Velour Hoodie From Skims
Yes, velour tracks and jackets, a staple of Y2K style, are back. This hoodie in sienna with a slightly cropped, cinched waist will keep you snug and smart.
Available on Skims.com; ₹6,400
Heritage Mashup Black/Army Trucker Cap From Billabong
These mesh-backed caps were all the rage in Y2K and are back in celebrity closets today, with Paris Hilton and Bella Hadid sporting them recently.
Available on Hatstore.co.in; ₹2,300
Turmeric Draped Skirt By Ahluwalia
Think of Y2K fashion and you can’t escape the mini skirt. This draped number from UK-based, Indian-origin Priya Ahluwalia will do the trick. Available on Ahluwalia.world; £420 (around ₹42,840)
Jason Wu Pointelle-Knit Cardigan
Ribbed cardigans, anyone? Fish out that old favourite or splurge on this Jason Wu piece with a relaxed silhouette, dropped shoulders and fitted, ribbed trims.
Available on Net-a-porter.com; $676.70 (around ₹50,700)
Mint Green Reversible Bandana Top
Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé made itsy-bitsy scarf/bandana tops famous. Be part of their revival with this tropical print item from Label Sugar. Available on Ogaanmarket.com; ₹3,500
Armani Exchange J04 Wide -Leg Jeans
Think Y2K fashion, think bootleg jeans. Rock this stylish pair that features an above-the-ankle length that modernises the garment.
Available on Armaniexchange.com; $50