Noughties Nostalgia

So, after four different looks we’ve finally made it to the noughties… I’m not going to lie, this was a surprisingly very difficult one to create, as there isn’t really a clear line to distinguish between 90’s fashion and fashion from the 00’s. So, this called for a little bit of improv…

The noughties definitely consisted of some of the most questionable fashion choices and trends as of yet; with low-rise jeans, UGG’s and waistcoats taking up the majority of space in peoples wardrobes, we can be thankful that this decade has now come to an end… well, at least I am.

If people weren’t swathed in denim, they’d be in their latest Juicy Couture tracksuit covered in gems. Oh, and did I mention there was no such thing as too much pink in the noughties? It was the era that was responsible for the rise of fast fashion, but more importantly, the unnecessary use of bulky, decorative belts that suddenly found themselves plastered on top of every single outfit…

Saying all of this though, at least the noughties did provide us with some of the most iconic tunes out there, and classic TV shows that we will NEVER forget, *cough cough, Disney*… Anyway, without further ado let me show you my recreated noughties look!

As I said at the beginning of this post, this one was pretty difficult to recreate; and it seems like all of my problems would have been solved if I had a pair of low-rise jeans lurking at the bottom of my wardrobe (I know, I never thought I’d say that either)… Fortunately though, I did have a pair of black flares from Urban Outfitters which were also very popular in the early 2000s, bingo!

My 2000s inspired full look

I paired these with my dad trainers again, as these continued to be the star of the show throughout the noughties, and I also added this cute velvet bag over my shoulder. For my top (which is actually one of my mum’s scarves), I used the photo of Queen B up above and thought I’d get creative! I folded the scarf into a triangle, wrapped it around my body and then tied it at the back in a double knot… Very simple, but also very 2000s.

Diamantés and gems seemed to be on anything and everything back in the noughties, so it only felt right to finish this look off with a diamanté choker layered over my crystal necklace, and a pair of retro sunnies. I kept my hair and make up fairly natural for this look, but made sure to pay tribute to one of biggest noughties trends out there by covering my lips in an excessive amount of lipgloss (as seen below).

So, there you have my finished 2000s outfit…

Which of the five looks has been your favourite? Also, if you’ve enjoyed reading this miniseries (as much as I have creating it), and would like to see more, then please let me know in the comments below!

I hope these five posts have given you a bit of entertainment whilst stuck indoors at home, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for a possible final post to round this series up… any guesses what it may be?

I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying their weekends!

Lydia ❤