As a 90s baby, it feels a little bit weird and nostalgic to be witnessing an explosion of early aughts trends. Yet, here we are. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a Y2K denim renaissance happening (namely among the fashion set), and it’s bubbling up all of the nostalgic denim styles I didn’t think would ever be popular again.
If you know, you know: the early 2000s were one of the most controversial periods of denim innovation, where pretty much nothing was off the table. Exposed thongs, ultra low-rise, and gaudy embellishments were the name of the game, and of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without a baby tee and Cartier-style frames. Today, I’m revisiting all of the Y2K jeans trends that are getting a second wind thanks to Gen Z. They may not be your cup of tea, but our crystal ball tells us they’ll get bigger from here. Keep scrolling to see the 6 styles re-emerging right now, along with a little dose of outfit inspiration.