Every Y2K Jewelry Trend That's Officially Happening Again

2000s jewelry



If you keep up with the latest in fashion (of course you do since you're reading WWW), you're well aware of the sudden resurgence of everything from the crazy era that was the early 2000s. From platform flip-flops to velour tracksuits, there are so many trends from the decade ruled by Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan that are fully back in action here in 2021. More than a few other trends have been making their way out of 2001 and right into our closets 20 years later—namely, jewelry trends of the early aughts.

From the kitschy plastic rings I've been coveting to the brightly colored beads I'm wearing right at this very moment, several of this season's most popular jewelry trends look like they walked straight off the pages of Tiger Beat. Fashion girls seem to be ahead of the curve per usual, so take a look at the below 2000s jewelry moments you can incorporate into your summer outfits. Now that all things Y2K are trending from fashion to beauty, keep reading for the 2000s jewelry trends that are also sure to stick this summer.

Bold Beads

It's all about summer camp jewelry right now. If it looks like one of those DIY projects we used to string back in the day, it's cool. Think bright and bold plastic beads in kitschy star and heart shapes.

Y2K beaded jewelry



Colorful Acrylic Rings

Who remembers those rings you'd get from the gumball machines that came in little plastic capsules? Meet the 2021 versions. Rings that come in bright colors and oversize bubble-like shapes are *the* cool jewelry piece to adorn yourself with right now.

Delightful Daisies

I don't know why, but daisies give off big early aughts energy, and you can't tell me otherwise. Daisy jewelry, in particular, reminds me so much of growing up in the era and wearing a beaded daisy anklet with my stretchy platform sandals—you know the vibes. Simple daisy chains are still cute, but designers are taking the theme to the next level with bold acrylic florals on pendants and hoops alike.

daisy jewelry



Novelty Nostalgia

If there's only one trend you take away from this report, it should be this. Everywhere we look, novelty elements are inundating our jewelry collections, whether it be yin-yangs, smiley faces, hearts, or fruit-shaped charms. These pieces embody the playful, whimsical vibe of the Y2K resurgence.



Belly Chains

We've been noticing this trend bubble for a little while now, and summer 2021 is when we're anticipating body chains to finally dominate the scene. Wear one of these delicate chain belts over your bare stomach with low-rise jeans and bikinis or adorn a body chain atop your outfit for a fresh take. It will be the summer accessory you didn't know you needed.

body chain trend


Y2K belly chains



Pop Tabs

This might be more of a niche trend, but it's one I've spotted far too frequently to ignore. Soda can tabs, or pop tabs, as I call them being from the Midwest, are officially the latest jewelry theme to make its way back from the Y2K era. Whether they're coated in colorful enamel like the earrings from BonBonWhims or come in chunky metal à la Timeless Pearly, try one of these pieces for an elevated take on the nostalgic factor.


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