9 fashion trends inspired by the 2000s that are coming back in style

Attention fashionistas.  There is this rumbling coming from the 2000’s that is beginning to catch some attention  Check out these fashion trends making a big comeback.

By Amanda Krause and Insider


The fashion industry is feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s.

From Urban Outfitters to Fashion Nova, shoppers can now find clothes and accessories that look like they were plucked from the early aughts. Puka shell necklaces are available to buy online, and heeled flip flops seem to be a favored footwear choice among celebrities.

Here’s a look at some of the 2000s-inspired fashion trends that are coming back in style.

Slide 2 of 10: 
  Between the '90s and early 2000s, just about everyone owned a
  pair of platform sandals. Steve Madden's classic black shoes were
  especially popular, known for their giant rubber soles and thick
  elastic bands. 

  Back in April, Steve Madden 
  brought the sandals back exclusively at Urban Outfitters, and

  they're still available to buy today for $70.

Slide 3 of 10: 
  Throughout the early aughts, button-up cardigans were a staple in
  many wardrobes. The garments were typically worn over camisole
  tank tops, though some people also wore them as tops.

  Thanks to celebrities like 
  Bella Hadid, the style is popular once again in 2019. Even
  stores like Forever 21 are now offering button-up cardigans, like
  Faux Pearl Button-Front Cardigan ($25).

Slide 4 of 10: 
  Though headbands were already popular in the '90s, 
  Blair Waldorf from "Gossip Girl" made them even more so in
  the early 2000s. Now, with 
  a reboot in the works, headbands are having a resurgence. 

  At the time of this post, stores like 
  Bloomingdales and 
  Nordstrom are selling high-end versions of the accessories,
  like the 
  Embellished Knot Headband by designer Lele Sadoughi ($150).
  also has more affordable options.

Slide 5 of 10: 
  From Kim Kardashian West to Rihanna, celebrities can't get enough
  of the divisive footwear trend. The latter star seems to be one
  of the first stars to bring the trend back from the 2000s,
  debuting heeled flip flops during the Fenty Puma By Rihanna
  runway show in 2017.

  Since then, other stars have also donned the shoes, while brands
  ASOS and 
  Yeezy have started to sell their own versions. Designers like
  Jeffrey Campbell also sell versions, such as the 
  Thong 2 Slide Sandals ($49.95) pictured above.

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  Celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are bringing
  high-heeled flip flops back from the early 2000s

Slide 6 of 10: 
  Once a 
  status symbol of the early 2000s, neon tracksuits are now a
  nostalgic nod to fashion of the past. The two-piece sets started
  to come back
  last year, and now it's common to find retailers such as
  Fashion Nova selling pieces like the 
  Original Trendsetter Velour Set ($29.99).

Slide 7 of 10: 
  While celebrities bring back trends they previously wore 10 years
  ago, members of Gen Z are taking ownership of styles created
  before they were born.

  For example, VSCO girls are known for wearing 
  necklaces made from seashells, which were first popular
  between the '90s and 2000s. Retailers such as Urban Outfitters
  are capitalizing on the trend with items like 
  the Pacific Palms Shell Necklace ($18).

Slide 8 of 10: 
  Arguably one of the best things about tie dye is that it can be
  worn in numerous ways, from T-shirts to accessories. Thanks to
  its versatility - as well as a 
  hectic political climate - the print is now back in style.
  AGOLDE Richie Tie-Dyed Sweatshirt ($158) is just one example
  on the market.

Slide 9 of 10: 
  Last year, tube tops began popping up in stores and online.
  Celebrities also put 
  their own twists on the style, bringing back a trend that is
  still going today. Not only is Forever 21 selling versions of the
  top - like the 
  Velvet Glitter Tube Crop Top ($9.99) - but so are brands like

  Revolve, and H&M.

Slide 10 of 10: 
  If you miss the oversized, colorful sunglasses of the early
  aughts, don't fret. Colored lenses are back in style, with brands
  Opening Ceremony and Guess
  - which sells the Originals
  Pink Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($49), pictured above - offering
  versions of the look.

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Thanks, Amanda.  I guess the moral is don’t throw anything away because you never know…


And the Top Swimsuit Color of 2019 Is…

By letters@purewow.com (Abby Hepworth)

We first saw it all over the streets of New York during fashion week, then we started seeing it pop in our favorite stores, and now it’s headed to the beach.


Yep, yellow is the number-one color you’ll see at the pool and the beach this year, in every iteration up and down the spectrum from deep marigold to pale buttercup. If you’re not quite sure which version is right for your skin tone, try following this easy trick: warmer skin tones often look best in deeper colors like saffron, mustard or butterscotch, while cooler skin tones are better off choosing lighter shades like lemon, daffodil and banana. The best part is that no matter what you’re working with, yellow can naturally help boost the appearance of a healthy, sun-kissed tan (even if it’s only just a hint of a glow).

Here are 20+ of the best sunny yellow suits to buy now before you head on vacation.


So, your new Jeans don’t Fit ?

There could be a Reason Your New Jeans don’ Fit.  And it’s not you.

By Kim Wong-Shing

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The phrase “jeans shopping” is liable to strike fear into any woman’s heart. You go into a jeans aisle, you might never come out again. There are so many different cuts and sizes, and the number labels seemingly don’t mean anything. That’s true for all of women’s clothing sizes, not just jeans.

Well, thanks to one Twitter user’s viral photo, you now know that the numbers game is not just in your head.

Chloe Martin, 18, posted a photo of six pairs of jeans laid on top of one another. She wrote, “Incase [sic] you’ve ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes — every pair of jeans pictured, is a size 12.”

The six pairs of pants are noticeably different in size. Like, several inches different. They can’t possibly all be the same size, and yet they are. It’s like a cruel joke!

Chloe’s tweet has almost 300,000 likes and counting, because this is a problem that most women deeply relate to.

Shopping for women’s jeans is THE WORST. Just ask any woman you know. Even the thought of going shopping for new jeans is daunting and stressful.

“Customers aren’t imagining the variation that exists in sizing,” Jessica Murphy, co-founder of True Fit, told Today in 2016.  Jessica says there used to be a standard in sizing, but then the market became more brand-centric, and each brand developed its own sizing system. Thus, the chaos that we have today.

At this point, there are sometimes sizing inconsistencies even within the same brand or store.  The problem is especially frustrating when it comes to jeans, because jeans have to fit in a very specific way to be comfortable and wearable. Most women are forced to wear multiple different sizes of jeans, so finding a new pair is an exercise in blind faith and lots of fitting room visits.

But even though we all know the inconsistency is there, it’s rare that you see it quite this clearly.

Twitter user Chloe Martin posted a photo of six pairs of jeans laid on top of each other. They’re all size 12 — but they’re wildly different sizes.

Jeans size

Incase you’ve ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes – every pair of jeans pictured, is a size 12.

“If you go into a shop and you buy a size 10 pair of jeans that fit, you’re going to want to keep going there instead of the shop down the street that you are a size 14 in,” Chloe said. “However, it’s very frustrating when you’re a different size in each shop.”

Chloe says she understands why brands mislabel their clothing sizes. It’s called “vanity sizing,” and it’s the reason why a size 8 dress today is about the same as a size 16 dress in 1958.

The sizing issue is much worse with women’s clothing than with men’s. Men’s pants tend to be labeled by measurement rather than a size number, which makes so much more sense.

One Twitter user pointed out another source of variation, aside from purposeful vanity sizing: The fabric measurements can change depending on how many layers of fabric are cut at the same time.

If Chloe’s photo teaches us anything, it’s that we should give zero thought to which size we ultimately end up buying from the store.