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What is Y2K fashion? Take inspiration from celebrity fashion in the 2000s

Overseas girl fashion, especially Y2K fashion, is a trend that is attracting a lot of attention.

Y2K fashion is a style that was popular in the 2000s, and has a bright, futuristic mood, and is cute and fresh.

While expressing individuality through social media has become mainstream, normcore fashion and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to people refraining from going out. Comfortable, relaxed fashion and big silhouettes were at the forefront of fashion, but as the impact of COVID-19 has lessened, people are now turning to liberating Y2K fashion, the free, bright and unique fashion of the 2000s, as a reaction to the sense of freedom and stoic lifestyle that had been oppressive until now.

The reason why Y2K fashion is becoming popular again is likely because Generation Z has more opportunities to come into contact with fashion and culture from the 2000s through the internet and social media.

Because it has become so easy to enjoy stoic and simple fashion, it is believed that the unique atmosphere of Y2K fashion is appealing to Gen Z, who want to enjoy more individualistic fashion.

Girls' Generation in Love Y2K Overseas Girl Style Set

For example, celebrities such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Jennifer Lopez wore miniskirts, cropped tops, and platform sandals in private and at events.

These fashions have been revived and rekindled in modern style, and this fashion is called Y2K fashion.

Y2K Cyberpunk-style belted top and cargo pants

Y2K Cyberpunk Belted Top and Cargo Pants

The celebrity (influencer) fashion that was popular in the 2000s and served as the prototype for Y2K fashion was featured in fashion magazines, television, and other media, and became widely popular.

At the time, it was featured as "celebrity fashion," and healthy, free and unique styles such as combining tight-fitting tank tops and camisoles with grunge-inspired distressed denim and miniskirts, and styling platform sneakers with caps, were popular and trendy around the world, inspired by celebrity fashion.

It can be said that foreign celebrities had a major influence on the fashion scene of the 2000s, which is known as Y2K fashion.

In Japan, the Heisei gal fashion, typified by "Amuro fashion," has evolved in its own way.

For this reason, there are various Y2K fashion styles, such as the Heisei gal fashion typified by "Amuro fashion," American Y2K fashion with its flashy colors and tight fitting items, and Korean fashion inspired by the clothes worn by Korean idols such as BLACK PINK and LE SSERAFIM , characterized by its sexy skin showing.

Which artists influenced Y2K fashion?

The celebrity (influencer) fashion that was popular in the 2000s and served as the prototype for Y2K fashion was featured in fashion magazines, television, and other media, and became widely popular.

* Britney Spears

* Paris Hilton

* Jennifer Lopez

* Madonna

* Victoria Beckham

* Kim Kardashian

* Kendall Jenner

* Hailey Bieber

* Dua Lipa

These celebrities actively wore Y2K fashion and had a major impact on the fashion scene.


The characteristics of artists and celebrities who are featured in Y2K fashion are women who are assertive, have feminine strength, are proud of their individuality, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Denim sets and denim top and bottom outfits were also popular in Y2K

Denim Cute Cowgirl Sweet Heart Y2K Set

In recent years, Y2K fashion has become popular again, especially among Generation Z. The reason behind this is that the spread of the internet and social media has increased opportunities to come into contact with music and fashion from the 2000s.

Among foreign celebrities of Gen Z, an increasing number of celebrities are actively wearing Y2K fashion, and as a result, Y2K fashion is attracting more and more attention in the fashion scene.

Specific examples include the following:

* Billie Eilish

* Dua Lipa

* Olivia Rodrigo

* Lil Nas X

These celebrities have been showing off their Y2K fashion on social media and in fashion magazines, and are gaining popularity especially among Generation Z.

In this way, it can be said that Y2K fashion and foreign celebrities are closely related.

Below are some international celebrities who epitomize Y2K fashion.

What are the characteristics of Y2K fashion that will be popular in 2023? And the Y2K MIX that is a minefield?

Y2K Black Cat Pink and black cute set

Y2K Black Cat Pink and black landmine cute setup

Y2K fashion refers to the fashion that was popular around the year 2000, and is an abbreviation for Year 2000.

The biggest difference between celebrity fashion of the 2000s and the Y2K fashion that is popular today is the shift from showing sexy skin to showing healthy skin.

Today's Y2K fashion can be described as sophisticated, exuding a Heisei retro feel while also exuding newness.

In recent years, high-waisted pants, which make you look stylish, have been in fashion for a long time, but recently low-rise pants, which are worn at waist level, are becoming more and more popular.


The combination of a mini skirt and long boots is a classic Y2K fashion that even beginners can easily adopt.

Recently, ultra-mini skirts, known as micro-minis, which allow you to show off a healthy amount of skin even in a short length, have become popular.

In addition, leg cover designs, which are an adaptation of loose socks into the latest items, are currently in vogue.


[Pleated skirt] Overseas student style

Attention is also being drawn once again to Blair fashion, which was hugely popular in the 1980s American high school drama "Gossip Girl."

Pairing a pleated skirt with a cardigan or oversized jacket to create an inverted triangle silhouette creates a Y2K fashion look reminiscent of students overseas.

By incorporating the larger outerwear that has been popular up until now and wearing short, skin-revealing items underneath, even those who are new to Y2K can create a perfect look.

The characteristics of 2K fashion can be broadly divided into three categories:

  1. Skin showing
  2. Colorful patterns and vivid colors
  3. Platform shoes
  1. Skin showing

Y2K fashion is characterized by skin-revealing items such as mini bottoms and cropped tops. By exposing the stomach and legs, it creates a healthy sexiness.

  1. Colorful patterns and vivid colors

Y2K fashion is characterized by the combination of colorful patterns and vivid colored items, giving a bright and pop impression.

  1. Platform shoes

The Y2K fashion is characterized by the pairing of platform shoes, which can make your legs look longer and create a trendy look.

Other notable Y2K fashion trends include:

  • Low-rise bottoms
  • Clear Bag
  • Hair accessories, necklaces, and other accessories

Y2K fashion was popular in the 2000s, but as of 2023, it is becoming popular again, especially among Generation Z. This is likely due to Generation Z having more opportunities to come into contact with 2000s fashion and culture through the internet and social media.


Y2K fashion is expected to continue to be a popular trend in 2023.

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Angel neighborhood

"Angel Neighborhood" This fashion expresses angelic innocence. It is characterized by an "ephemeral atmosphere" that is expressed mainly through coordination with light blue like the sky reflected on a lake and white like the clouds. A Y3K fashion piece that combines a jersey hoodie with arm and leg warmers. Available in unisex sizes, the XL size is also recommended for men.