But while the fashions and aesthetic of the ‘00s may be back, this time around, it’s a whole different ball game. The Y2K revival isn’t just a trend – it’s a movement. The Y2K girlies of 2022 exist in a different world to the toxicity of the ‘00s. They’re not all white, they’re not all thin, they’re not all blonde. They’re curvy, they’re disabled, they’re queer, trans and nonbinary, they’re coming from all walks of life and bringing their own individual sense of beauty to the ‘00s revival.
This time around, the Y2K trend is more inclusive and more diverse, welcoming anyone who wants to rock the trend for whoever they want to be, helping them to live out their lives as who they are, not who society tells them they should be. In 2022, it’s Y2K for one, Y2K for all. Long may it reign supreme.
WORDS: MARNI ROSE MCFALL