The 2000s Fashion Trends Everyone Will Wear This Year

If you grew up in the 2000s, you'll probably be surprised to hear that the decade's fashion trends are once again popular. I was born in 1994, and if you ask me, the decade still feels like it happened just yesterday. I grew up watching Britney Spears music videos and vying to get my hands on basically everything Paris Hilton wore. For me, 2000s fashion trends are even more nostalgic than those of the '80s or '90s.

Yes, I'm talking about the teeny-tiny handbags and even tinier strappy sandals that defined the decade's aesthetic. I won't lie, though. I'm thankful that not everything we wore in the 2000s is making it into the 2010s because, well, styles like ultra-low-rise jeans are best left in the past (in my opinion). But if you're as ready as we are to embrace the best of noughties fashion once again, see all the 2000s fashion trends that are still going strong ever since their initial resurgence. 

1. Hair Clips


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WHO: Paris Hilton, 2005

The hair accessories are still popping up everywhere from Gucci to Claire's. The good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to nail this noughties trend.

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2. Corsets


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WHO: Destiny's Child, 2005

One thing we'll always remember this decade for was how committed everyone was to achieving a standout look. In other words, the coordination level was 100. No matter which current It colour you choose, test it out from head to toe (and channel Destiny's Child while you're at it).

3. Cargo Pants


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WHO: Britney Spears, 2003

Yes, the "ugly-chic" pants are officially a trend of the present day, and we're not even sorry to say that we're excited to start wearing the practical style.

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4. Tiny-Strap Sandals


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WHO: Kate Moss, 2003

Strappy sandals are still having a major moment, and we're thanking icons like Kate Moss who made the shoes look so good.

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5. Baguette Bags


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WHO: Eva Longoria, 2005

Whether logo-filled, baguette-shaped, or the iconic Dior saddle, consider this the 2000s It bag trend to own.

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6. Baggy Jeans


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WHO: Rihanna, 2005

Trendsetters are already ditching their skinny jeans for looser-fitting pairs, but it's the high-waisted pairs we're after in 2020.

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7. Bucket Hats


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WHO: Raven-Symoné

Bucket hats are continuing to be relevant, along with furry and printed versions dominating the market.

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8. Baby Tanks and Tees


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WHO: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 2001

Cropped T-shirts and tank tops immediately feel like the fresh basic you need. You'll find us diving deep into the 2000s trend by wearing them with our cargo pants and tiny bags.

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9. Wedge Mules


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WHO: Minnie Driver, 2005

Ready or not, this shoe trend is bubbling back up again—except that 2022's versions are much sleeker and strappier.

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10. Lime Green


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WHO: Tyra Banks, 2004

Thought you'd sworn off the loud colour for good? Think again. Lime green is just one of the colours vying to be the next Millennial Pink, so prepare to see a lot of it in the coming months.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.