Are you ready for a major fashion throwback? The Y2K aesthetic is back and better than ever! Now is the perfect time to infuse your wardrobe with nostalgic newness from the endless closet.
If you’re still reeling from your first experiences with the fashion of the early ‘00s, have no fear — the 2022 remix comes with no whale tails and no frosted tips in sight (unless that’s your thing! This is a judgment-free zone).
This time around, you can dabble in vintage-inspired basics to spice up your day-to-day wardrobe or dive head first into the sartorial time machine. When you rent your clothes, you don’t have to worry about wasting time and closet space on trendy clothes that might be “out of style” in a few seasons. Here, experimentation comes with no strings attached.
Keep scrolling to get the low-down on the Y2K aesthetic with must-rent pieces from the Closet in the Cloud, broken down into easy-to-style categories.
Itty Bitty Tops
We’re hearting shorter crop tops, summer-ready halters, tube tops, tie-front tops — anything that shows a little extra skin and a lot of extra personality. If there’s one thing the ‘00s weren’t, it’s shy!
The trippier, the better! From animal print to photo-realistic motifs, abstract illustrations to geometric illusions, there’s no limit to the fun you can have with pattern play.
Cargo Pants & Relaxed Denim Bottoms
Keep it lowkey with vintage-inspired denim & baggy cargo styles. Take these from day to night with a simple swap from sneakers to heels. If you’re feeling extra daring, pair these with a sporty crop top for a mega popstar throwback moment.
Fitted Knits with a Kick
It’s about to be summer, but don’t count out knitwear just yet. Reach for thin, fitted knits with eye-catching details to mix into your warm weather wardrobe. Bonus points if they’re in a punchy hue or bold pattern!
Beaded and Blinged-Out Jewelry
Not that you needed an excuse to add a little extra sparkle to your day-to-day looks, but this nostalgic trend demands to be accessorized with playful baubles. Don’t hesitate to mix bling you’d usually consider to be higher formality with more casual going out looks. It’s a total vibe!
Bags That Make a Statement
The icing on the cake of any good early ‘00s outfit is a head-turning statement bag. Consider styles with sparkly or beaded details, interesting fabrics or kitschy designs.