Millennium Rewind

This season’s styles are a little ’90s, a little Y2K, and a whole lot of fun.

By: Giuseppa Nadrowksi

Chokers, pop-bright palettes, miniskirts, cropped cardigans, tiny bags, and a feeling of hope and fervor for the future filled the collections with Y2K excitement. It’s a look that reminds us of the late ’90s and early aughts. It’s pure fun, pure pop, and pure positivity. The looks radiate with an energy reminiscent to that felt on New Year’s Eve 1999 — an energy fueled by the dawn of a new millennium. It’s an energy we’re feeling again for a post-pandemic world and one that this season’s designers are delightfully capturing in their collections. No one expressed that feeling and that nostalgic yet completely new-for-today look more eloquently than Donatella Versace and her 2022 cruise collection. It features bold houndstooth patterns, barely-there hemlines, chunky heels, mood-lifting pastel and neon hues, trippy prints, liquid latex, and just a grand sense of having fun with fashion. To Vogue, she said, “I think there’s a renewed sense of optimism right now, and I wanted this collection to speak to that,” adding, “This season is about having fun again, and it feels right to put something positive into the world. We’ll never return to the old world or to the old ‘normal’; there’s no going backwards. This is what the new now looks like to me.” It’s a new look and feel we love, and it is one we hope continues long past the pandemic. So, for now, we’re going to party like it’s 1999. Throw on a Britney Spears track, slip into some platforms, and make the look totally your own with these pop-princess-approved pieces.

Shop the look 

Necklace

$975
Chanel

Diana Mini Tote Bag

$2,650
Gucci

Medusa Smile Silk Foulard

$495
Versace

Intrico Platform Loafers

$1,425
Versace

Reese Cardigan

$78
Aritzia

Sunday Best Olive 15” skirt

$98
Aritzia

Sunglasses

$325
Salvatore Ferragamo

Just Rosy Knotted Headband in Black,

$50
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