As I am 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 jeans, 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 six styles reemerging right now along with a little dose of outfit inspiration.
Full disclosure: This is probably one of the more wearable trends on this list. Loose jeans were a hallmark of the '90s and early 2000s, and now, you can include the 2020s, too. The way to style them now seems to be with bodysuits, crop tops, and tight-fitting cardigans.