Nostalgia is huge in fashion. What goes around comes around in a big way when it comes to this industry. Styles from past decades and even centuries are consistently being recycled and reinvented. In the past year, the 90s have been incredibly influential, from the runways and pages of fashion magazines, to blogs and streetstyle photography. Chokers, high-waisted mom jeans, grungey makeup and hair, and slip dresses are only a few of the trends from the decade that have made a comeback. Lately, however, there have been plenty of style references paying homage to the 2000s, arguably the weirdest decade of fashion ever. From cringe-worthy trends (hello trucker hats and velour tracksuits) to the cute styles we all miss (shiny lip gloss, crop tops, blue eye shadow, jelly jewelry), there seems to be a resurgence of delightfully cheesy trends from the past decade. As someone who grew up during the era of boy bands, glamorous pop stars (the first concert I ever went to was Britney Spears’ “Dream Within a Dream” tour when I was eight years old), I couldn’t be more excited and am ready to break out my boot-cut jeans and strawberry flavored lip gloss from my early teen years. A big part of 2000’s culture was the music. Bubble gum pop and saccharine dance songs were huge back then. Although I love a lot of today’s music, I’ve always had a soft spot for the songs from my childhood. With that in mind, I have created a playlist filled with my favorite songs from the beginning of the millennium.
9 // “Purple Hills” – D12