Now *This* Is How to Dress Like You're in the 2000s

Thanks to the Gen Z set and fashion insiders on TikTok and Instagram, 2000s fashion has returned in a huge way. If you lived through it the first time, you'll probably remember many of the iconic pieces that have come to define the decade in fashion. If it's new to you, welcome to one of the most fun and lighthearted ways to get dressed that will have you smiling immediately.

So what are the comeback pieces to add to your 2000s capsule wardrobe the second time around? Looking to what people are wearing now, there are a handful that are must-buy items you need to tap into the throwback fashion. Whether it's camo, as endorsed by Rihanna, Y2K bags that have been making a huge resurgence, or the reemergence of going-out tops, there are some key items that should rank high on your 2000s shopping list. Here, find some inspiration.


2000s capsule wardrobe: camo


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You can thank celebs like Avril Lavigne for putting camo on the map a few decades back. Now, get ready for its return with cool items on the market from brands like The Attico.

Matching Tracksuits

Probably one of the most defining trends of the decade, matching tracksuits were the must-own items in the early 2000s and have been adopted by fashion people again.

Y2K Purses

2000s capsule wardrobe: Y2K purses



If it's a baguette you can slip under your arm, it's probably a Y2K bag. Nylon and faux-croc versions are especially popular these days.

Going-Out Tops

2000s capsule wardrobe: "going out" tops



Back in the day, all you needed for a fun night out was a pair of jeans or a denim skirt and your going-out top. Brace yourselves for every possible interpretation making its way back into your wardrobe.

2000s capsule wardrobe: baggy jeans



Exposed G-string emerged in the 2000s, and they're back in a huge way. Definitely one of the most controversial trends of the decade, they're here again and are just as controversial as ever.

Vibrant Colors

Celebs put fun colors on the map and definitely didn't shy away from vibrant shades like apple green and hot pink that are making a big comeback now.


One of the signature swimsuit silhouettes of the early 2000s, this is something you probably owned if you grew up during the decade. Be on the lookout for cool new styles as we head into summer.