2000s Fashion Trends That Are Coming Back (Predictions)

If 2015 was the year of 70s fashion revival, 2016 is definitely all about the 90s.

Everywhere you look there are slip dresses, chokers, and mom jeans. Though certain 70s-inspired pieces are still relevant (flowy off the shoulder tops, flares, etc), the moment is passing. We somehow fastforwarded through the 80s to the present 90s mania. Isn’t it funny how we recycle trends from people who thought we would all be wearing nothing but metallic jumpsuits by now?

I’m not a trend forecaster, but it seems logical to look to the early 2000s for what’s coming next. In any case, I thought it would be fun to predict more 2000s fashion trends that are coming back.

Tube Tops

looking glass 2000s fashion trends that are coming back predictions tube top

After off the shoulder, cold shoulder, and crop tops being so huge this seems like the next natural step. I don’t expect this to happen in the fall/winter season but maybe they’ll start popping up next summer.


looking glass 2000s fashion trends that are coming back predictions tearaways

Remember these things? Now that athleisure is officially a thing (I feel it has more staying power than something like normcore because pretty much everyone works out these days), it also makes sense. And sweatsuits are actually considered fashionable now (thanks, Vetements!). Just watch – I bet someone like Chiara Ferragni or Gigi Hadid will get a pair, somehow make them look fabulous and everyone will be all over them.


looking glass 2000s fashion trends that are coming back predictions velour

Velvet is supposed to be big this fall, so maybe it’s cousin velour will tag along. In tracksuit style, of course, to give your athleisure look some vintage vibes (do early 2000s count as vintage yet?).

Baseball Caps

looking glass 2000s fashion trends that are coming back predictions baseball cap

Remember Von Dutch guys? At work we have baseball caps everywhere. To wear with everything – even feminine dresses. Move over toques and floppy hats.


looking glass 2000s fashion trends that are coming back predictions pumas

Adidas has been having a good run, but remember Pumas? The curved line actually seems very refreshing after all those triple stripes.


looking glass 2000s fashion trends that are coming back predictions ties

The skinny scarves and neckties are cute, but remember ties?? Throw one nonchalantly over your t-shirt a la Avril Lavigne, use it instead of a belt, make yourself a headscarf … I can see Leandra Medine doing this.

At this point you’re probably having a laugh or thinking that I must be crazy. It’s true that most of these trends were awful, but may I remind you that not too long ago sweatpants and Birkenstocks were also on the fashion black list? Now they’ve been reinvented to look good, as I expect the above trends will be. I’m actually kind of excited to see the new and improved versions.

Thanks for reading! Do you agree with these predictions? Feel free to add your own!


  • Maria

    I think you’re right, these seem plausible!
    I’m so in favor of the return of the Pumas, I had two pairs in the early 00s, when I was in middle school: a pink one with a white curve, and a yellow one with a black curve (same as The Bride in Kill Bill http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0049/9112/files/kill-bill-1.jpg?35354 ). I would totally wear the same ones today, they are small and cute, would look good with pants AND with a dress.

    Nice blog by the way, I just found it, my name is also Maria and I’m also petite ^^

    • Maria

      Hi Maria 🙂 thanks for stopping by! I think I had black and gold Pumas in middle school. They actually are pretty cute sneakers, I’d be happy to see them after all the Stan Smiths.

  • Paola

    Interesting revival trends!!!
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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola xx

  • Face to Curls

    Interesting and good to know. The predictions are very possible as old is new again.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  • April Nunez

    Ohhh! Such a great post dear, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com/

    • Maria

      Thank you April xx

  • Shannon

    Great predictions. It’s crazy how fast time goes by but also so crazy how fast we recycle trends. Love the ones you picked out! I used to be obsessed with Von Dutch & if you had one of those hats, you were super cool in high school haha I only had a bag though lol


    • Maria

      So true! I recently saw scrunchies in a store and almost started laughing, I swear I haven’t seen them since I was a kid! Haha I think in my school too 🙂 xx

  • Melis

    pretty on point on the new trends, velvet is having a major comeback! thanks for sharing!

    xx Melis

    • Maria

      I really want some velvet pieces for fall! I’m looking for some nice leggings or jeans xx

  • Jessi Malay

    I used to rock Von Dutch LOL! Love this post girl. I definitely agree that this vibe is coming back.

    XO, Jessi

    • Maria

      Lol! I don’t think I ever had Von Dutch but I rocked Pumas. Glad you enjoyed 🙂 xx

  • Hsinwei Ho

    I always like puma and the adidas stripes :))

    • Maria

      I’m so glad sneakers are fashionable now 🙂 xx

  • Sophia

    Iv always loved Puma – I hope they come back in full force ! xx

    Sophia W. | http://www.themissw.com

    • Maria

      They are cute sneakers! xx