15 Y2K Wardrobe Staples Every Girl Should Have, as Seen on Ashley Garcia

She's certainly the queen of Y2K style!
by Leika Golez   |  May 10, 2022
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This 2022, Y2K fashion is back in full force. Forget minimalist pieces and neutral tones; We’re going all out with cutesy prints, chunky shoes, and ultra-vivid hues. This nostalgia-inducing aesthetic can be intimidating at first, but finding the right style pegs is already half the battle. Our suggestion? Draw some inspo from the queen of Y2K herself, Ashley Garcia. An expert on thrifting vintage pieces, this Gen Z influencer is obsessed with wearing Bratz-esque outfits that hark back to the early 2000s. 

If you want to mimic her style, take note of her closet must-haves then revamp your own wardrobe from there. To give you a headstart, we’ve already compiled 15 Y2K wardrobe staples that we’ve spotted on Ashley. Check them out below!

15 Y2K Wardrobe Staples Every Girl Should Have, as Seen on Ashley Garcia 

1. Graphic Top 

For that kitschy feel, look for adorable graphic tops like Ashley’s oversized Betty Boop shirt. 

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2. Lace Cami

A lace cami with dainty frills is guaranteed to transofrm you into a real-life 2000s doll. 

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3. Baby Tee

Swap out your typical t-shirt with a baby tee that flatters your midriff. 

4. Ribbed Cardigan

Keep things casual by donning a ribbed cardigan with the top and bottom buttons undone. 

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5. Wide-Leg Jeans

Save your skinny jeans for another time. These days, wide-leg pants are the comfier and trendier option. 

6. Mini Skirt

Even if you’re not into the Y2K aesthetic, you should always have a trusty mini skirt in your closet. 

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7. Low-Rise Pants

Fact: Low-rise pants always pair well with baby tees and corset tops. 

8. Velour Track Set

Bring out your inner Paris Hilton with a nostalgic velour track set. 

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9. Printed Dress

According to Ashley, you shouldn’t shy away from bold dresses with funky prints and bright colors. 

10. Slip Dress

Flirty and delicate, slip dresses are practically made for impromptu picnic lunches and romantic weekend getaways. 

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11. Creepers

Wear chunky creepers with soft and cutesy pieces for that kick of cool-girl style.

12. Platform Sandals

To instantly elevate your ‘fit, slip on a pair of neutral-toned platform sandals. 

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13. Baguette Bag

No Y2K ensemble is complete without a cute baguette bag!

14. Hair Accessories

Now’s the time to go crazy with hair accessories like bejeweled barrettes, butterfly clips, and silk scrunchies. 

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15. Statement Jewelry

When picking out jewelry, try to find oversized rings and colorful beaded necklaces. 

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