2000s Nollywood Style/Y2K Fashion
What do you get when you mix pop culture, millennial nostalgia, and Tiktok trends? The Y2K bug.
No doubt, Y2K fashion is fundamentally unique and the style then was inspired by the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s, when the internet became more prevalent – think retro fashion meets futuristic pieces. Yes! The 2000s glamor is having a major moment right now and is making its way back into our wardrobes this season through baguette bags, tiny sunglasses, chunky sneakers, pleated skirts, and more. One of the biggest influences of that era on this part of the world was old Nollywood.
We really began feeling the 00’s nostalgia when encyclopedic Instagram account @nolly.babes gave us many reasons to ache for the return of cropped tops, mini skirts, and glossy bubblegum lips with throwback clips from movies that rocked our screens back then.
It was truly an interesting time in pop culture. Even though fashion is cyclical and it can take a few decades for some trends to return, Y2K fashion has become a mainstream trend once again, just two short decades after its first appearance.
If you have been thinking of jumping on the trend – look no further. Here, we share our guide on how you can channel Y2K fashion, with a 2021 spin.
You can’t say you love fashion from the 2000s and skip the velour Juicy Couture tracksuits. Matching pink looks – especially as tracksuits were all the rave. Now with lockdown and the pandemic, this trend comes at the perfect time as everyone’s favourite WFH uniform.
Forget about shielding your eyes from the sun with sunglasses. To truly nail Y2K fashion get into these “matrix” sunnies. They’ve been spotted from the runways to street style snaps over the years; round, rectangular or triangular, or sometimes with or without frames, plainly black, brown, or colored. Choose a clear/tinted pair for the perfect Y2K effect.