12 ways to rock the Y2K style this summer


It's no secret that Y2K fashion is *all* the rage this summer. Whether you're an original Y2K trendsetter, or you're just now rocking this style, there are so many ways to embrace the 2000s clothing trend. Y2K fashion is heavily inspired by fashion icons like Alicia Silverstone and Paris Hilton, and it can totally elevate your outfit game all summer long. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to rocking Y2K fashion *just* like it's 2006 again.

Colorblock tops? A yes from us.

Who doesn't love a colorful outfit? Colorblock tops are super trendy and are the perfect basic for summer. A pink colorblock top with pink pants (and cute shoes, duh) is the perfect way to incorporate this look into your everyday style.

Floral prints are a must.

Summer is the perfect time to embrace colorful, fun #OOTDs. Playful prints paired with a colorful skirt and sandals makes for the perfect outfit to wear to the boardwalk with your BFF.


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Plaid outfits... DUH!

We are taking notes from our Y2K icons, and they have spoken. Cher from Clueless loves a matching plaid moment, and we are so here for it! Plaid prints are fun and cute, and can be the perfect outfit for a day on the town with your besties.

Claw clips, the hero we all need.

Kiss bad hair days goodbye, because claw clips are back, baby. Whether you're heading to the beach or to dinner with your family, claw clips are the universal hair accessory that somehow go with every outfit. Want to add some more accessories to your outfit? Add some fun sunnies and jewelry for an outfit that pops.


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Lace camis. Enough said.

If you've been binge-watching The Vampire Diaries on Netflix, then you've definitely seen these adorable lace camis. These cute and comfy tops are *perfect* for hot summer days, and when paired with a cute skirt or mom jeans, you'll see just how versatile they are.

Oooh baby, baby. Baby tees are back.

These tops are a Y2K staple. They're comfy and casual, but when paired with funky sunnies and a shoulder bag, they can complete *any* summer look.


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Shoulder bags.

Shoulder bags are all the rage, and we can totally see why. These bags are perfect accessories for just about *any* summer activity. Since they're both practical and cute, you'll get the best of both worlds!


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Mini skirts = hype.

Paired with a baby tee or lace camisole, you can serve total Y2K looks at your next function. Mini skirts come in so many fun colors, prints and styles, so there is bound to be a skirt that fits all of your summer wardrobe needs. 

Tie Dye, a classic.

Style inspo from Elle Woods? We think yes. Tie dye is a fun and trendy way to spice up your wardrobe, and is amazing for the summer. Put on a tie dye top with your fave mom jeans, AF1s and a claw clip, and you're ready to hit the mall! Check out this article for more tie dye inspo.

Butterfly clips. Giving us all the fairy feels.

Who doesn't love a cute hair accessory? Butterfly clips can take your outfit from drab to fab in a matter of seconds. Pair your favorite sundress with some butterfly clips and a pair of earrings to radiate sunshine!

Scrunchies: Cute and useful.

If you're loving Emma Chamberlain's high ponytails, you'll *have* to try some stylish scrunchies for your next summer hairstyle. You can try bright and colorful scrunchies for a funky summer outfit, or a simple black scrunchie for your latest updo at the gym!

Mom jeans.

Mom jeans are our go-to jean style these days. They go with every top and can be paired with so many shoes ranging from AF1s to flip flops. What's not to love? 


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by Sabrina Lombardo and Jasmine Robinson | 6/25/2021