Remembering Y2k With the Greatest ’90s Fashion Trends

Two decades ago, we prepped for the end of the world – while wearing our chokers, platforms, and butterfly hair clips
y2k '90s fashion tendrils
Hair and Makeup by Lauren Beverly // Location: Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market, 55178 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Charter Twp.;

Twenty years since the Y2K scare, the season’s most prominent fashion and beauty trends — checkered patterns and animal prints, tendrils and hair clips —offer subdued nods to ’90s nostalgia

y2k '90s fashion checkers
Lexi Drew Hair Clip, $10, at Lexi Drew, 152 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-220-1731; Vajzë Diana Necklace, $140, at BCBG Fur Shoulder Shawl, $198, at Macy’s, 2750 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-816-4000; Cinq à Sept Lenny Silk Short-Sleeve Top, $295, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 2901 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-643-9000; Ted Baker Hoopss Check Sequin Skirt, $229, at Dolce Moda, 323 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-399-6200;

Two ’90s staples faux fur and check prints are refined in neutral monochromatic tones. Underneath, a basic white tee adds simplicity to rich textures.

Tough outerwear and accessories add edge to the ultra-feminine details of the ’90s that are seeping into today’s fashion. Here, leather and a dark choker sharpen the softness of butterflies and pink schemes.

y2k '90s fashion glitter
INC Ignacia Bootie, $140, at Macy’s.

Buckles and glitz, another pairing of trends deeply rooted in nostalgia, make for booties that are surprisingly futuristic.

Draped over a playful metallic jumpsuit or layered underneath an embellished trench, timeless tweed has the ability to add sophistication to any outfit.