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Trends inspired by the 90s and 2000s are making a comeback in 2022

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By now you probably know that fashion is cyclical. While some trends are generally being reintroduced into the zeitgeist, others are more divisive — and there’s nothing that can divide a space faster than an early fashion mainstay like low-rise jeans or bubble skirts. Still, brands aren’t just releasing the exact same styles you wore in middle school. Instead, the 2022 versions of these ’90s and ’00s fashion trends are less spasmodic and, well, chicer. (Think less about Christina Aguilera and more about Aaliyah or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.)

The right low-waist pants feel sophisticated instead of sloppy when they’re well tailored and styled with something structured like a poplin button-down. Bubblegum pink doesn’t have to be an intimidating or youthful color when done with confidence. And yes — it’s possible to wear lip gloss without feeling like a middle school student. Eight fashion trends from the 90s and 2000s are making a comeback in 2022.

Low rise everything

If you’ve gotten into the fashion world over the past few months, you saw this one coming: Low-rise everything is back. Get on trend with sophisticated pants or a ’90s-inspired silk midi skirt, or opt for a pair of low-rise cargo pants to tick two boxes for early childhood bingo.

BDG Y2K Low Rise Cargo Pants, $69

Photo credit: Urban Outfitters

& Other Stories Wide Crease Pants, $149

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Anthropologie low-rise wide-leg pants, $148

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body chains

Pop singers seemed to be taking over the belly chain market in 2002, but the accessory has had an updated resurgence — and a bit of a rebrand. I like to wear mine with a swimsuit, as seen here, but you can also wear it with a crop top and a silk skirt.

Ettika chain belt, $70

Credit: Turn

Fleur du Mal Pearl Body Chain, $395

Photo credit: Fleur de Mal

Luv AJ – The Daisy Charm Belly Chain, $110

Credit: Turn

Bubblegum Pink

I’m a minimalist who only wears neutral colors so this isn’t my favorite – but pink will be everywhere this year.

Camila Coelho Aline Top, $78

Credit: Turn

Victor Glemaud Piqué Slip Dress, $375

Photo credit: Shopbop

Aritzia Cozy Fleece Boyfriend 5-Inch Sweat Shorts, $40

Photo credit: Artizia

Chunky clogs/slides

Sky-high platforms, flatforms and clogs are back in all their ankle-busting glory. (If you’re a tripper, this trend isn’t for you.) Pair it with extra-long jeans or a mini skirt.

Larroude miso platform sandal, $285

Photo credit: Larroude

Marge Sherwood 70’s clogs, $349

Credit: Marge Sherwood

Mango Cross Strap Sandals, $79.99

Photo credit: Mango

Pleated mini skirts

Speaking of miniskirts, you can thank Miuccia Prada, the founder and creative director of Prada and Miu Miu, for bringing this trend back. While Miu Miu’s iteration was a low-rise, high-hemline style that’s definitely not office-ready, you can still jump on the trend with a little less controversy. Team it with a distressed cropped sweater for a true ’90s look, or with a blazer or denim jacket for a look you can wear to brunch and Work.

Los Angeles Apparel tennis skirt, $56

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Apparel

TNA Tennis Mini Skirt, $68

Photo credit: Aritzia

Los Angeles Apparel Ponte A-Line Skort, $52

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Apparel

lip gloss

If over-plucking brows feels like too permanent a trend to try, jump into a more fleeting ’00s trend: glossy lip gloss. While you can opt for MAC Lip Glass or Lancôme’s Juicy Tube for a true retro feel, the modern lip gloss iterations are less sticky and more moisturizing, so you won’t spend all morning pulling your hair off your lips. (Here I applied Tower 28 over one of my favorite matte lipsticks for a wet effect.)

Lancôme Juicy Tubes Original Lip Gloss, $20

Photo credit: Sephora

Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss, $15

Photo credit: Sephora

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $20

Photo credit: Sephora

Logo everything

Logomania has made a steady impression for years, but all-over printing has taken a dip during the pandemic. Now that the world has opened up and we’re making plans again, it’s time to show off all those logo bags you’ve stocked up on in 2019. If you’re late to the game, don’t worry: the trend’s less flashy cousin will be here for a while.

Balmain logo swimsuit, $328

Photo credit: Mytheresa

Calvin Klein Monogram Logo Crew Sock, $10

Photo credit: Urban Outfitters

Marc Jacobs MJ Graphic Thin Webbing, $75

Photo credit: Farfetch

bucket hats

You either love them or you don’t – but they’re definitely back. While Kangol was the bucket hat of choice in the early years, nowadays you can find everything from denim to crochet.

It’s Cool Now – The Bucket Hat, $46

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Plenty Studio One Love Bucket Hat, $65

Credit: Plenty Studio

TNA logo bucket hat, $25

Photo credit: Aritzia

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