Your Y2K Style Staples Sorted

Our favourite look from the aughts is making a comeback, and we’re here for it!

While some of us were too young to experience the joys of noughties fashion the first time aroundthink bedazzled logos, cropped tees, denim on denim and kitsch accessories thankfully the look has made an unexpected comeback to once again to brighten our lives and wardrobes. You only have to look at your TikTok for you page or tune into Euphoria to see the fashions in their full glory.

So what exactly is Y2K fashion? Take yourself back to 2003, when Paris Hilton strutted her stuff in hot pink sweatpants in the reality TV show The Simple Life. Those days really were simpler, where dressing up was all about fun. And there’s no reason why we can’t go back to that sentiment, by filling our wardrobes with funky pops of colour, cheeky accessories and denims with plenty of flare.

Aussie brand Beginning Boutique has everything you need to embrace the hottest Y2K outfits, so let’s turn up a pumping soundtrack of Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child and get set to re-do the 2000s like a pro. These are our picks.

Baby Tees

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One of the cutest looks to come back from the aughts is the teeny-tiny cropped tee. There’s almost no occasion where one of these sweet numbers can’t come along. You can pair it with your fave pants or match it with baggy denim jeans or a pleated skirt for the ultimate Y2K style. We’ve got our eyes on Beginning Boutique’s Zen White Graphic baby tee, a simple staple that will be on high rotation.

High-Waisted Flares

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Move over skinny jeans, it’s all about the flare now. Beginning Boutique’s version is a hotter revamp of the iconic flared sweatpants. With its stretchy fabric, high waist and gold detailing, you’ll get the hourglass figure of your dreams. Pair yours with a cute crop top and platform sandals, and you’ll be ready to alert the group chat and hit the town.

Tiny Mini Skirts

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You’ve got to be a little extra to pull off some Y2K looks, and the itsy-bitsy teeny-tiny mini is a classic example. You’ll be all things cool girl and trendy when you pair a white mini skirt with a corset top and strappy sandals. It’s a playful way to keep all eyes on you next time you’re hoping to impress on a dinner date.

Sparkly Matching Sets

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Matching sets are having a big moment right now. And nothing says the 2000s like an all-over hot pink fit. Dressing up in the same colour top and bottom makes you look so put together and classy, and throwing in some extra sparkle adds the wow factor. Beginning Boutique’s pink sparkle bralette and matching mini skirt will keep you looking gorgeous as you party it up poolside or on festival day.

Edgy Mesh Fabrics

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The 2000s were a time of experimentation that saw a lot of daring fabric choices. The quickest way to jump on board is with a mesh fabric dress, particularly the ruched versions worn by many of our fave celebs. Make sure yours has plenty of strings and tie-up details for an extra nod to Y2K. Beginning Boutique’s colourful mesh mini dress is just the ticket, featuring a bold print to get your noticed. Channel all things Y2K by styling yours with cowboy boots – the ultimate in flirty fun.

Brought to you by Beginning Boutique, Australia’s go-to online store for the latest women’s fashion trends and looks. Check back regularly, with new pieces added every few days!

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