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Decoding the 2000s Style

Remember Britney’s VMA Denim dress?
Decoding the 2000s Style Remember Britney’s VMA Denim dress?

The aughts weren't too far back. In fact, Dawson’s Creek, Blink-182, and Abercrombie & Fitch are still pretty fresh in our memories. But perhaps what is truly unforgettable about the 2000s is its colorful explosion of style and sartorial choices that still govern us today. So here are five fashion fads from the early noughties that we can update and still wear now:


Athleisure remains to be a big trend nowadays. And with the comeback of the aughts, we’re reminded of the tracksuits from adidas. Wear this plush outfit with structured clothes to keep it street style chic.

IMAGE Bershka

Bershka Jacket with side bands, P1795; Plush trousers with side bands, P1395, Glorietta

Spaghetti Straps

The skinnier the straps, the better! Who could ever forget the era of this sexy trend? Perfect for the country’s humid weather, wear spaghetti-strapped tops and dresses for the summer or layer it over cropped sweaters as the cooler months breeze in.



Zara Patch dress with straps, P1495, SM Megamall

Miniature Bags

Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bag hit the stores in this decade and it’s making a cute and colorful comeback with smaller bags poised to be an outfit’s statement piece.

IMAGE Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal  Nila Anthony Flash out holographic mini bag,

Bucket Hat

Baptized as high fashion by Prada back in 2005, the bucket hat will always be a symbol of hip hop. Keep the trend alive by playing with textures and prints.


ASOS Mono floral bucket hat,

Fish nets

No one can deny the aughts made fishnets acceptable as a piece of clothing. It used to be worn only by alt punks, but now it’s more polished as it comes in different colors and incorporated with other fabrics.


IMAGE Missguided

Missguided Exclusive Fishnet Panel Body,

Main image from Zara