5 2000s-Inspired Pieces Everyone Is Buying Right Now

Flip flop heels, trucker hats, and more.

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Since trends are inherently cyclical, that means it’s just about time for all your favorite 2000s fashion staples to come back with a polo shirt-wearing vengeance. While the battle over whether low rise jeans should be able to make a comeback rages on, there are plenty of styles from the era that have already resurfaced. Cargo pants are inching their way back into the fashion lexicon, hobo bags are getting modernized for the 2020s, and even flip-flop heels are back in style, as polarizing as they may be.

But, believe it or not, most of the 2000s trends making a comeback are actually kind of cute. Even if you swore you’d never rock a trucker hat or halter top again, these options just may have you convinced to rethink that stance.

As with any trend, the key is to rock it in moderation. Avoid mixing too many trends at once. While a trucker hat can be a playful addition to your everyday activewear ensemble, it might be a bit much if you were to wear, say, low rise jeans with a two polos layered on top of each other. My advice? Move slowly through fashion time travel, if you can.

Not sure where to start your search for some nostalgic, early 2000s finds? Ahead, check out 5 of the era’s top trends that you should be shopping for right now.

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Flip Flop Heels

Remember when the heeled flip flop was literally everywhere? It’s back, this time with a more elevated feel, in a playful pink hue that’ll instantly dress up any ensemble.


Trucker Hats

Ashton Kutcher who? You’ll make the trucker hat cool again by rocking this number by Burberry, which features a summer-appropriate pink and black combo that’s perfect for poolside lounging.


Cargo Pants

Cargo pants, but with way fewer pockets this time around. The militaristic silhouette is as versatile as ever, ready to be seamlessly paired with a dressier blouse or simplified with a casual graphic tee.


Hobo Bags

Lauren Conrad would have definitely worn this bag on The Hills, complete with low rise jeans, layered tank tops, and oversized sunnies. In the present, it would work well with just about anything in your closet, from vibrant floral prints to classic neutral staples.


Halter Necklines

The go-to prom silhouette of the early 2000s grows up. This ankle-grazing dress is ideal for that long-awaited, post-vaccination tropical vacation you’ve got booked — just add matching sandals and a wide-brim sun hat to complete the look.

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