The Return of the Aughts (for better or worse)

The fashion world has heralded the return of the early aughts, however unfortunate for those of us who endured belly chains and low-rise jeans at the height of their popularity. Once again, fashion has thrown us for a loop and inspired us to question our ability to remain on-trend while preparing our wardrobes for a return to the office.

At a time when we are preparing to swap our hoodies and yoga pants for double-breasted blazers and pencil skirts, the thought of playing into fashion’s post-pandemic reboot has us scanning the pages of every fashion magazine wishing we were still in possession of our once-admired collection of Uggs.

Here’s what to add to your closets to evoke memories of your Y2K years without compromising the evolution of your grown-up style. Feel free to skip the ultra low-rise jeans this time around.

Corset tops

Mixed Faux Leather Corset / Photo courtesy of Zara
Corset Romper / Photo courtesy of Club Monaco

High tops

Chuck Taylor® All Star® Run Star Hike High Top Platform Sneaker / Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
Nizza Hi Shoes / Photo courtesy of Adidas

Peep-toe heels

Neous Alya Peep-Toe Kitten-Heel Sandals / Photo courtesy of The Bay
Heeled Platform Suede Sandals / Photo courtesy of Zara


Chunky Open-Knit Vest / Photo courtesy of COS
Linen Suit Waistcoat / Photo courtesy of Mango

Denim On Denim

Pilcro Denim Vest / Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
Solid Color Denim Jacket / Photo courtesy of Zara

Let every hair flip be fabulous.


Le Snobbery