1. All Denim
Are you wearing denim from head to toe? The appearance alone may send you back to the early 2000s, making you feel like a time-traveler trapped in the wrong period. When combined wrong, denim on denim may look horrible.
It can make you appear to work in a denim factory or just want to live in Y2K in your imagination – which is acceptable given the times we live in.
Crochet is regaining popularity. Yes, you read that correctly. It hasn’t gone down well with everyone. However, singer Rihanna is one of several celebrities who are making crochet modern and stylish enough for Generation Z’s clothing.
RiRi, unlike others, can look fantastic in any outfit. Even the notion of cleaning these items is excruciating. When soaked in water, they acquire five times their weight, and a single loose thread can ruin one of these meticulously woven pieces.
When it got to glitter, Kesha (before she removed the $ from her name) was the goddess. Glitter may have been fashionable in the past, but it is incredibly detrimental to the earth.
Glitter is nothing more than a micro-plastic made up of particular components that, if consumed, may be hazardous. They are one of the causes of an increase in plastic pollution. Doesn’t feel that festive anymore, does it?
4. Space Age
We’re not sure if it was the fear of Y2K or technological advancements (hello, iPods), but we couldn’t get enough of these cosmic and futuristic aesthetics. The more strange and absurd, the better.
Metallic-toned nylon and mesh textiles made several celebs appear like they were on the set of the newest sci-fi blockbuster. Unfortunately, it appears that this pattern has returned with a vengeance. This is one trend that we believe should have been sent to the furthest reaches of the cosmos!
5. Pretty in Pink
We won’t knock this hue because pink was initially a manly color until it became connected with femininity. There’s no denying that the color is stunning, but wearing it from head to toe is definitely no longer a good idea.
Paris Hilton is known for her love of pink, but this much pink in this age appears a little too much… even for her. You can practically hear the tune “Barbie Girl” playing in the background of your mind.
Tie-dye has been in and out of favor for decades, and the early 2000s were no exception. It’s making a return again today. It is also a stylish faux pas that you should avoid. The over-the-top color arrangement of tie-dye makes it appear sloppy.
Tie-dye is NOT the way to go unless you’re going for a summer camp feel! Three cheers for you if you continue to follow this trend. The rest of us will remain on the sidelines.
This fashion style was prevalent throughout the Victorian era. It was revived in the 2000s and enjoyed for a time. It’s back now, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
We’re not sure why ladies are so enamored with this fad. In addition, guys have begun to wear it. As a result, lace is now available to everyone. While we support equality, we are not lovers of this tendency.
8. Animal Print
Yes, celebrities continue to wear animal print. With the success of Netflix’s Tiger King (which has been extended for a second season), leopard print, or animal print in general, is not going away anytime soon.
Can you take them to work or anyplace else without calling attention to yourself? Kendall Jenner is killing it, but not everyone can pull it off like she does. We recommend that you leave the patterns and spots to the beasts.
If you gaze too closely at neon hues, you can develop a shattering headache or a migraine that lasts a week. Even from a long distance, neon is simple to spot. The hues are so vibrant that they will draw everyone’s attention.
If you appreciate this style, be prepared to live an anti-social existence since your less ‘fashion forward’ friends may begin to abandon you for reasons connected to their eye health. Neon hues should be reserved for road signs and life jackets.
10. Graphic T-Shirts
Remember when graphic tees were all the rage in the 2000s? They look to have made a comeback in the fashion world. We see you, Ed Hardy T-shirts! Graphic t-shirts have resurfaced in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes.
You may wear them in a variety of ways, according to numerous fashion websites. We’d like to give a fashion suggestion on how to properly wear a graphic T-shirt. Here’s the deal: Just don’t!
Sparkly glittering gowns from the 2000s have begun to circulate in the fashion community, which we believe is a reason for great worry. One of the most bothersome aspects of these gowns is the way they shed glitter, leaving a trail of bling in your wake.
Imagine going home from a fantastic night of partying and then attempting to remove the glitter off your body. Who would want to do all of this instead of changing into your favorite sweatpants and napping?
12. Big Bracelets
Wristwear was very popular in the early 2000s. Whether it was piles of Hot Topic rubber bracelets or thick bangles, fashionistas couldn’t get enough of these “arm parties.” This cluttered aesthetic faded from the fashion landscape as more basic designs took their place.
While most people connect this style with our favorite skater girl, Avril Lavigne, the trend has made a strong comeback. Celebrities have re-embraced this look.
Remember when camo was so popular that many thought it would become a wardrobe essential like white t-shirts? Though the look had vanished, it seemed to have reappeared… with a fury. This hunting-chic style has been seen on t-shirts, jeans, and even skirts.
We recommend skipping it unless you wish to vanish into the wilderness. Let us leave this print to our valiant military and keep it off the store shelves.
14. Baguette Bags
A baguette is no longer a loaf of artisanal bread, but rather a little designer purse made famous (once more) by Sarah Jessica Parker. This little purse has been spotted on several runways and red carpets by a slew of celebs, including Lizzo, in recent years.
Having said that, we’re not sure what it’s capable of holding. Maybe some tissue paper, some peanuts, or simply some air? Given that most individuals literally live out of their bags, we don’t think this handbag is very utilitarian.
15. Chunky Highlights
Highlights were heavy and chunky long before natural-looking highlighting techniques like balayage took hold. The greater the disparity between the bleached areas and the person’s natural color, it seems, the better. Thinking back, many of us spent the early 2000s looking like tiger cubs.
This simply goes to show that fashion and beauty trends are cyclical in nature. We recommend it just if you are between the ages of eighteen and nineteen. The rest of us can transition to more age-appropriate and organic styles.
Corsets are making a comeback, thanks to Netflix’s hit miniseries Bridgerton and a renewed interest in cottage-core design. These tight clothes are no longer our favorite “going out top” from the early 2000s, but they are now again wardrobe mainstays.
Wearing a corset, on the other hand, is never a good idea. They have the ability to practically suck the oxygen out of you! Furthermore, it is unhealthy since it can cause rib cage and other bone damage if worn for an extended period of time.
The bandanas that were popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s are making a comeback. Why? We don’t know. Bandanas have resurfaced as one of the top fashion products, according to a 2021 research study by search portal Stylight.
These patterned cloth squares may also be worn as bandana shirts — and beyond. Wear one if you don’t plan on washing your hair for several weeks.
18. Face Sticker Jewels
Face stickers and jewels have become popular as a result of Netflix’s breakout program Euphoria. While these gleaming facial ornaments may appear to be stylish, they are not. Many of us spent our hard-earned money at Limited Too and Claire’s on small pots of body jewels and chunky-shaped glitter.
Seeing this fad return brings back horrible memories of itchy sparkly gel and jagged facial jewels and stickers for many of us. Those of us who went through the early 2000s know far better than to get caught up in this glittery craze.
19. Denim Jumpsuits
Okay, here’s a legitimate question: why was this ever a thing in the 2000s? Jumpsuits, no more the attire of mechanics and maintenance workers, were a popular fashion item in the early 2000s.
These one-piece monstrosities have made a reappearance in some way. Is it just me, or does anybody else recall how tough it was to take a basic restroom break in these outfits? While we’ll let today’s youth make this stylish faux pas, we know better!
The fishnet fad of the 2000s has returned — and we have some big concerns. While we like the traditional look of black fishnet stockings, we don’t grasp the allure of head-to-toe netting and fishnet.
Even fish are frightened of fishnets. If you’re still not persuaded but want to attempt this trend, be sure to keep your outfit monotone. However, unless you live in an extremely warm climate, we don’t think this is a viable fabric option.
Blazers and vests were popular on the runways and in real life in the 2000s. Cut to now, and they are still at the top of the fashion trend charts. They look beautiful when worn, but they might seem too formal if they aren’t the appropriate fit.
An ill-fitting blazer is one of the most heinous fashion sins you can commit. Take a note from Zendaya and make sure you have the proper fit and tailoring.
During the early 2000s, hats were gigantic, small, and everything in between. Hats had a major moment, from fedoras and berets to trucker hats. Remember when Reese Witherspoon wore that adorable little pillbox hat in the Legally Blonde movies?
We’re not sure how the bucket hat trend got revived, but everyone from A-listers to influencers is sporting this hefty look. While we believe this hat was the least of Brad Pitt’s flaws in this shot, we don’t think bucket hats should make a comeback.
Is sheer still being done? According to a recent photo of Kim Kardashian, the answer appears to be yes. It might not be the ideal thing to try on until you have a couple of hairdressers there to advise you.
So, take a look at your closet again and consider whether you truly need something sheer in it. The solution will come to you.
24. Puffer Jacket
Back in the early 2000s, puffer jackets were all the rage. Having said that, this generation appears to be pleased with the return of the trend. These thick jackets are just one of several winter fashion staples that are making a comeback.
A puffer jacket, in our perspective, is merely a garment that you throw on to disguise the wrinkles of the shirt or t-shirt you’re undoubtedly wearing underneath it. That’s all there is to it. So, would you be interested in purchasing one for yourself?
25. Halter Tops
Halter tops were very popular in the early 2000s. They may be seen in music videos, movies, and discussion programs, to mention a few. During the early 2000s, these shirts were very fashionable when paired with some super-low rider jeans, dubbed the ultimate “going out ensemble.”
Few people would object to this top making a reappearance because it may still look attractive. You can, however, skip it if you are unsure.
Logos may be found everywhere. They may also be found on clothing, purses, scarves, and shoes. For most, it’s simply a method to demonstrate that they can buy a specific brand. It is not a negative tendency in and of itself, but there is always someone who goes too far.
While it’s great to be able to buy designer things, we believe that having logos splashed everywhere may rapidly become ugly. We also dislike the concept of seeming to be walking advertisements.
27. Big Hoops
Basketball is back. Because of the renowned Jennifer Lopez, they became a major craze. JLo, ever the trendsetter, was frequently observed wearing these enormous earrings, even during informal outings such as grocery shopping.
Though they were clearly a craze in the early 2000s, we’re not too disappointed that they’re making a comeback. Though our earlobes never quite recovered from the early 2000s’ large earring fads, we still think hoops can look elegant.
Sneakers have long been popular among males, but they have recently become a must-have item for ladies as well. Converse Chuck Taylor shoes were seen everywhere in the early 2000s, from our outlet stores to the red carpet.
To be honest, we’re overjoyed with the comfort shoe trend. For far too long, women have felt compelled to wear high heels or other sorts of unflattering footwear. We think these chucks are both fashionable and comfy.
29. Platinum Hair
Many men and women are publicly and privately stigmatized for having grey or white hair. The platinum hair fad, on the other hand, has resurfaced. It appears that having platinum or near-white hair is considered cutting-edge fashion.
Isn’t that a bit ironic? Here’s a solution you might appreciate. Instead of following these hair trends, why not embrace your natural hair?
Originally designed to be worn solely as a utilitarian item, the cape became fashionable as a fashion item in the 2000s. Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl was the queen of the Upper East Side when it came to capes.
Today, much of their appeal may be attributed to Netflix’s Riverdale, in which the character Veronica is frequently seen wearing a black cape cloak. To pull it off with style, it appears that you must be Veronica Lodge.
31. Dress Over Pants
Anne Hathaway has been stereotyped as a lovely actress who dresses tastefully since her debut in The Princess Diaries. Even in this setting, she looks stunning in a dress over jeans.
We’re confident she won’t be rocking this style again after appearing in films like The Devil Wears Prada. Having said that, it appears that this divisive design is making a comeback. While some daring fashionistas attempt to resurrect this look, we believe we’ll pass.
32. Wide Belts
Remember those heavy belts? These massive wrap-around belts were popular in the 2000s. They return in a fresh way in 2021. They became much bigger throughout the years.
These belts detract from the ensemble and are most likely unpleasant. How can you tell whether your belt will not creep up to your neck when you sit? We’re joking. These belts appear to be designed for lumbar support.
33. Knee-High Boots
Long boots were popular in the early 2000s. They were being worn by everyone. Celebs such as Jennifer Lopez were frequently seen wearing them in the early 2000s. It gave rise to the lampshading fashion trend.
Pairing these high-heeled boots with a flowy dress or sweater created a lamp-like shape. It’s time to ditch this style so you don’t look like something you keep by your bedside.
34. French Braids
French braids have made a comeback during the 2000s. Braids are still as fashionable today as they were back then. Fishtail, French, and side braids were popular in the early 2000s. We spent the majority of the 2000s experimenting with braided hairstyles thanks to Hills actress Lauren Conrad, who is a side-braid lover.
French braids are back, thanks to Taylor Swift! The singer shared a snapshot of herself wearing the famous ‘do on the cover of her Evermore album, making us want to practice our braiding skills.
35. Cargo Pants
In the early 2000s, cargo pants were possibly the comfiest fashion trend ever. They were loose, figure-flattering, and featured a billion pockets for storing whatever you desired. The only disadvantage? The sloppy fit wasn’t the most appealing or beautiful look.
Cargo pants are coming back into fashion as more individuals choose comfort above fashion. That being stated, why would anyone desire them in an era when there are so many alternative comfortable pants to wear that won’t get you trapped on a door handle?
The poncho was most likely the first snuggie wear. It seemed absolutely OK to be seen wearing it out in public. During the 2000s, Jennifer Lopez was photographed sporting them more than once. She appeared to be having a great time in these cozy clothes.
We are not prepared for their return now that they have made a comeback. Though we appreciate the necessity, it frequently appears as if you are enveloped in a large blanket.
37. Velour Tracksuits
When we say tracksuit, you know who we’re talking about. It is, indeed, Paris Hilton. Since the early 2000s, she has worn velour tracksuits. Juicy Couture popularized the famous two-piece suit. They appear to be regaining popularity.
Paris and Kim Kardashian were regularly seen wearing them in the early 2000s. We get that comfortable is the new black, but this may be going a little too far. It’s a no from us.
38. Flared Jeans
Flared jeans, as the name implies. These jeans begin narrow and progressively widen near the bottom. Flared jeans, also known as bell-bottoms, were a significant fashion trend in the 1970s that revived in the 2000s. In 2021, they appear to have elevated their heads (or legs).
Much of its resurgence can be ascribed to our current obsession with nostalgia. If you must know, they are a tripping danger, especially when worn with incorrect footwear. Do you truly want to take the risk?
39. Gothic Grunge
Grunge was an anti-trend of the 2000s that, by chance, became a movement to be reckoned with. This fashion was made famous in particular by singer Avril Lavigne, who was (primarily) responsible for popularizing it.
Lavigne’s fame, paired with that of mall stalwart Hot Topic, fueled our passion for all things goth. With a growing drive to show uniqueness and a desire to engage with anything counter-culture, the fad has resurfaced.
Scarves have been worn for a very long time. Scarves were utilized as anything from headbands to belts throughout the 2000s. It was an excellent substitute for wearing plastic or even metal hairbands. These multi-purpose accessories appear to be making a comeback.
Many fast-fashion companies, like Zara and H&M, carry them in a variety of designs, patterns, materials, and sizes. They don’t annoy us since they still appear lovely. While we don’t expect to see them around our waists anytime soon, it’s hardly the worst trend to return.