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.
Platform sandals might not be practical, but they are popular.
Button-up cardigans are making a comeback.
Knotted headbands were all the rage in the early 2000s — and they still are.
Celebrities can be thanked for the return of heeled flip flops.
Velour tracksuits have been sliding back into fashion since 2018.
Necklaces made from seashells are no longer a thing of the past.
Tie Dye is one of the brightest trends returning from the early aughts.
Like tracksuits, tube tops have been making a quiet return to the fashion industry.
Colorful lenses are still proving to be trendy.
Thanks, Amanda. I guess the moral is don’t throw anything away because you never know…
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.
There could be a Reason Your New Jeans don’ Fit. And it’s not you.
By Kim Wong-Shing
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.
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.