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How to rock the y2k aesthetic taking over TikTok

Even if you don't remember most of the early '00s (or didn't exist yet), you've probably seen the y2k aesthetic taking over TikTok. Nostalgia for the era's unique fashion and retro accessories is at an all-time high, and we're totally here for it. We've put together an easy guide to rocking the aesthetic. Scroll on to see our advice for rocking the y2k aesthetic.

Y2K makeup

@euphoricx

##pt1 y2k makeup inspo ##foryoupage ##makeup ##y2kaesthetic ##y2kmakeup ##aeshthetic ##y2kaesthetic ##fyp

♬ twenty one pilots - Doubt - favsoundds

As the above vid demonstrates, y2k makeup is all about glitter, pink, Bratz doll eyeliner, and gloss (preferably from Lip Smackers). Don't be afraid to be *extra*, but stick with a light color palette. Grab a pair of pink-tinted sunglasses to complete the look.

Y2K fashion

@josiehatestiktok

y2k fashion refers to fashion trends from the early 2000s but this is what i think of ##y2k ##y2kfashion ##y2kaesthetic ##fashion ##fashionaesthetic ##style

♬ Looking Out for You - Joy Again

Grab your tube tops, faux fur, silk dresses and tennis skirts. y2k fashion put brands like Juicy Couture and Paul Frank in the spotlight. Graphic tees with retro logos are also easy to find. Pair them with baggy cargo pants and a chunky flip flop and you'll be on your way. 

Y2K hair

@angeljuliaaa

pt. 3 🤍 ##early2000s ##y2khair ##hairstyles ##diyhair ##early2000sfashion ##marykateandashley ##mandymoore ##LetsFaceIt ##Manifestation ##LaceEmUp

♬ original sound - memoriesyoulove

While the looks in this TikTok are mostly for short hair, the key components of the styles can be done on any hair. Use tiny elastics to pull hair into cute half-buns, tie on a bandana for an easy coverup to a bad hair day, or pepper your strands with butterfly clips for a true y2k experience.

Y2K accessories

@hannia_reyy

Fresca 😳 ##fyp ##viral ##indiekidfilter ##aesthetic ##y2k ##room

♬ original sound - r4wrk1tt3n

Flip phones are a delightfully weird accessory to own in the age of the smartphone. If you can't get your hands on one of those, a bucket hat (like the one in the TikTok), hoop earrings, jelly shoes or a small purse are all *fetch* options to transform your outfit from 2020 to 2006.

Would you try the y2k aesthetic? Let us know on Instagram @girlslifemag!

Slider Image: Instagram/@rachelteetyler

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by Bailey Bujnosek | 7/29/2020
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