The 2000s Trends That Are Making a Comeback

Everyone and their mothers seem to be rocking and enjoying the ’90s trends that have come back into style recently. But what about the 2000s? There are a few 2000s trends that have started to creep back into our wardrobes lately that even you probably forgot were trends during the early aughts.

Here are a few trends that I’ve spotted so far—and they’re surely not the last.

1—Tank tops with one thick strap and one spaghetti strap

This is one trend that I personally remember wearing as a six-year-old and thinking that it was the height of fashion. Several years later, the old becomes new again, and I have seen basically the exact same tank tops being sold at stores like American Eagle Outfitters.

PHOTO: Kelly Rogowski

2—Track suits

Juicy Couture brought track suits to fame in the ’00s and set us all up for our love of athletic wear in 2017. Wearing a full athleisure ensemble would not be uncommon today, especially with Adidas, Champion, and Reebok street style on the rise. Juicy Couture is even making a comeback with their collection with Urban Outfitters.

3—Slip dresses

In the 2000s, a silky slip dress was all the rage, especially among celebrities. But in 2017 you wouldn’t be out of place walking around in a slip dress (silky or not). Just add a pair of mules and some simply layered necklaces, and you’re good to go!

PHOTO: Kelly Rogowski


Wearing actual fishnet stockings were popular in the 2000s, but now a more popular style would just be to add a fishnet detail to your regular outfit. For example, fishnet socks that stick out of your sneakers, fishnets peeking out through ripped jeans, or seeing the top of fishnets pop out above the waist of your jeans.

5—Tank tops over T-shirts

This is something that I was guilty of wearing in middle school in 2009 to get around wearing a tank top without breaking dress code. This was still in style less than 10 years ago, which means fashion is coming back around to trends even faster than we can get rid of them!

PHOTO: Kelly Rogowski

6—Lace up jeans

This is not one I’ve seen a lot of, but I’ve definitely seen it. Stars like Hilary Duff and Christina Aguilera wore these babies back in the day, and stores like Topshop and Forever 21 are selling their own versions of them now. Both with laces up the legs and laces in place of a zipper.

What 2000s trends are you wearing this season? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista.

4 On-Trend Back-to-School Outfit Ideas

With the back-to-school season quickly approaching, we are all looking for outfits that wow our peers while still showing our personality. The first day of school outfit sets a first impression for the rest of the semester, so why not make a good first impression? In this article, I am going to breakdown a couple of the newest trends for the season and how you can achieve them.


I love overalls; they are so easy that it should be a crime. In this outfit, I threw on an overall dress and paired it with a red, white, and blue crop top. To complete the look, I matched it with my red sneakers and red lipstick for a bit of a statement. This is a simple outfit to throw on as you run out the door.

2—Full denim outfit.

Denim never goes out of style; however, a full denim outfit is only in style for a short time. Mixing different shades of denim with a white tank is a simple way to achieve this look. You can wear jeans with either a denim vest or jacket, depending on the weather where you live. To add some flair, I paired it with two stacked necklaces, fringe earrings, and a silver watch.

3—Mixed patterns.

Combining different patterned pieces into one outfit is sure to turn heads. In this outfit, I paired a thin, striped, peplum top with a floral kimono. Pro tip: pair a small pattern with a large pattern for a more cohesive look. Kimonos are back in style as well, so technically you would be achieving two trends. I paired this outfit with a simple pearl necklace and loafers so I wouldn’t distract from the busy patterns.

4—Schoolboy grunge.

This newest tomboy trend is in part thanks to the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Oversize sports shirts and stylish sneakers are the staples of this look. I went with an oversize blush hoodie (from the men’s section) and black and white sneakers. I paired this look with some hoop earrings and silver rings to add some sass. Pro tip: go for a braided hairstyle for extra style points.

Hopefully these outfit ideas helped make your transition back to school easier! What do you think about these trends? Let me know in the comments below.

4 Sweet Treats to Enjoy in NYC This Summer

New York City is known to have the hottest trends: food, fashion, you name it. I personally love to spend my summer searching for the newest food trends, enjoying s’mores around a campfire, or laying out in my backyard by the pool with a glass of homemade lemonade. Since it’s been such a hot summer so far, here are some sweet treats you can enjoy to cool you down.

1—Wowfulls. Wowfulls makes 1950s-style Hong Kong egg waffles served as a cone and filled with ice cream. It’s topped with anything you can think of from rainbow sprinkles to teddy grams. As they say, they’re “crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside.” It’s a perfect treat to walk the streets with.

2—Juicy Spot Cafe. Rolled ice cream is a trendy new summer treat that hits the sweet spot. The ice cream is made right in front of you on a frozen plate. You get to choose your flavor, mix-ins, and toppings. Juicy Spot Cafe is a great place to try out this dessert. I personally love mine with an overload of toppings.

3—BesfrenBesfren gives a popular twist on your average cookie. These triple chocolate chip cookies are bigger than the size of your head. They are insanely delicious and would make a perfect Boomerang by raising chocolate chip cookies for the perfect “cheers” moment with a friend. You can attempt to make them at home, and chow down while floating on a swan pool float.

4—Kelloggs NYCLast but not least, Kelloggs NYC has some mouthwatering milkshakes, not-your-average bowls of cereal, and much more. Paired with a white wall, a pair of sunglasses, and your choice of dessert, this picture would perfectly fit your Instagram aesthetic.

All of these summer treats are beyond Instagram-worthy, so go check them out to satisfy your sweet tooth.

What’s your favorite summer sweet treat? Show us on social media, and don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista!

Denim Trends You Can Have Fun With This Fall Season

Who remembers the American Music Awards circa 2000? The outrageously iconic denim looks sported by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake? If we’re being honest, it’s likely that very few, if any, were actually watching the awards live as toddlers, but surely we’ve all seen the red carpet photos at some point. Denim has always been a basic closet staple, but like everything else, its trends have their ins and outs.

In the early 2000s, denim was no stranger to the streets. The classic blue jean dates back to somewhere around the 1950s. By the 2000s, the world had seen everything from bell-bottoms to overalls, to denim-on-denim, but somehow Brit and JT’s looks still managed to rock the fashion industry.

This summer, denim has been in, and it has been big. All of these styles that have come and gone over the decades are back, and designers don’t seem to want to let them pass just yet, at least not for fall 2017.

Denim-on-denim looks have been spotted on some of the most influential supermodels, something that would have been a major faux pas just a year ago. Somehow, they’ve made it work as something fresh and new, and designers have gotten ambitious. A little scary; mostly exciting.

Obviously, the head-to-toe jean trend isn’t going to catch on for everyone, but alternative options are far from limited. Creating your own take on this trend is so easy. Seek out denim with intense distressing, boyfriend-fit jeans, the cropped skinny with an unfinished hem, oversize jean jackets, pocket or ankle embroidery, jean skirts, racing stripe jeans; the list goes on, so take your pick.

If you’re having fun with your denim, you’re perfectly on-trend. Take it from Brit and JT, they knew what was cool before it even became cool.

How are you rocking your denim? Share with us on Instagram by tagging @CFashionista!

What to Wear When You Are Rome-ing Around

Among the major cities around the world, Rome is one of the top ones to be fashionable in. I know that for most of us, summer is coming to an end, but there’s still time left to pack your bags and discover the world. So, if you’re staring at your empty suitcase thinking about what to take while still wanting to look fashionable under the very hot Italian sun, I’m here to help!

It is widely known that fashion is an important aspect of the Italian culture, and from what I could tell from my two-week trip around several of Italy’s top cities is that Italians are very proud how they look, what they wear, and how they accessorize their outfit. They mix fashion with comfort, and due to the high temperatures during the summertime, they most definitely prefer wearing dresses which are a very effortless and breezy clothing choice.

In the shoe department, flatform sandals, flats, and stylish sneakers will do the trick. Most of Italy’s streets (Rome included) are cobbled, so any other type of footwear might be a bit uncomfortable since you will definitely be walking a lot.

Finally, for handbags, I would recommend a small crossbody bag to keep things you might need during the day—sunglasses, hotel room key, makeup, and cell phone. These bags are perfect for this trip since you do not want to be carrying a bulky, heavy bag when you are going to be doing touristy things all day and later on end up with back pains.

These are three of the most helpful tips that I would’ve wanted to know before my trip, so remember to throw very light and breezy clothing such as dresses, comfy shoes for the long walks, a light handbag to carry your most important items, and most importantly, remember to have fun!

What will you pack for your next adventure? Let us know in the comments below or show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista.

The Sunglasses You Need This Summer

’90s kids—it’s our time to shine. The biggest trend this summer is coming straight from the streets and Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid are leading the rebellion.

Aviators and wayfarers have been and always will be classics. I will throw on my dad’s Ray-Bans from the ’80s with almost any outfit. This summer, however, fashion is not playing it safe. Celebrities, models, and bloggers alike are bringing back the ’90s—and in the coolest way possible: tinted sunglasses.

When I first saw celebrities rocking this trend, I was a bit apprehensive. Yes, it was cool, but some trends are only meant to be seen on the runway and in print. The ’90s are a prime example of trends that were only cool on celebrities (sigh).

However, I knew I really liked this trend so I decided to pick up a cheap pair of sunglasses from Pac Sun a couple months ago.

“Forget the rules. If you like it, wear it.”

When I went to Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago with my friends, I paired the sunglasses with a denim jacket from Forever 21, a graphic T-shirt, a pair of striped pants from Brandy Melville, and a black crossbody from Rebecca Minkoff.

In my opinion, between the outfit and our set location, we could not have nailed ’90s grunge any better.


Tinted sunglasses are quite the statement piece. To avoid a fashion disaster, I stick to the following guidelines.

1—Tinted sunglasses are strictly grunge and bohemian. That being said, I will never pair the shades with a girly or preppy outfit

2—Wear a more neutral outfit. The ’90s were all about black, denim, and minimal print. When choosing my outfit, I stuck with a black graphic T-shirt, a denim jacket, and striped pants. Focusing on one statement piece and pairing it with more neutral pieces will eliminate any possible clashing.

3—Be confident! Tinted sunglasses will definitely turn heads, so when they do, be prepared to flash a smile that says “I own this!”

How would you rock this trend? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista

Who What Wear Collection Pretty Much Created The Perfect Fall Wardrobe

As if you needed another excuse to go to Target, we have one for you. Who What Wear Collection just dropped the first part of their fall collection in Target stores and on and ladies, it is SO GOOD. (Yes, all caps are a bit aggressive but completely necessary for this one.) It’s the first of the installments; meaning this is just a taste of the stylish smorgasbord. (FYI the second installment drops August 13th). All new silhouettes, textures, prints, and best of all new fall trends.

We know you will already be heading to this retailer to stock up on dorm decor, beauty products, and probably 38 other things you may or may not need. So be sure to shop our personal favorites below, and check out the full collection at

A First Day of Look That Will Be Classmate and Professor Approved

 Who What Wear Woman’s Ruffle Poplin Blouse ($27)

Who What Wear Woman’s Paper Bag Trouser ($32)

Good News: The Perfect Day-to-Night Top Exists!

Who What Wear Women’s Plus Size Lace Bell Sleeve Ribbed Crew ($30)

A new take on a bell sleeve, perfect for layering to create a more visually interesting look.

Who Knew a Pair of Pants Could Single-Handedly Convince You To *Consider* Running?

Who What Wear Woman’s Wide Leg Track Pants ($30)

They did it once again with a second pair of track pants (insert praise hands emoji here). Seriously though, I live in my other ones.

You Won’t Be Sad To Take This Jacket Everywhere

Who What Wear Women’s Varsity Bomber Jacket ($39)

Your bomber jacket just got upgraded to varsity level.

Get Your Instagram Grid Ready

Who What Wear Women’s Deconstructed Jeans ($34)

When you can put three denim trends in one and it’s not over done, you definitely did something right.

Three Words You’ll Start Hearing Everywhere: Cool Girl Skirt

Who What Wear Woman’s Tie Skirt  ($24)

Mix up your basic white T-shirt and sneakers with this asymmetrical skirt.

Oh, Did I Mention The Shoes?

Who What Wear Women’s Ivy Collapse Back Loafers ($39)

The classic loafer is the perfect staple piece for any fall wardrobe.

Who What Wear Women’s Matilda Dip Front Heeled Mules ($34)

Who knew tops weren’t the only thing with a plunging neckline? The V-shape makes for a sexier shoe silhouette.

No, This Bag Doesn’t Cost a Bagillion Dollars

Who What Wear Women’s Mini Top Handle Handbag ($29)

Olive green is the hot color for this fall; incorporate it into accessories for a subtle pop of color. And the rounded handle? Yes please!

What’s your favorite from the recent Who What Wear Collection? Let us know in the comments below!

How to Style Cropped Pants

The cropped pants trend has been around for a while now, but I have always shied away from it. It was due to the fact that whenever I came across one that I liked, there was always something wrong with. It was too short for my long legs or looked awkward on me.

I found this pair of black cropped pants online in the spring, and they’ve been just sitting in my closet. It’s finally time to style them. It’s definitely easy to get too hot if you aren’t careful, but they are so fun and different, even though I like experimenting with style, items such as these cropped pants can be a little intimidating sometimes!

The way I’m tackling this cropped pants trend is by keeping the pieces simple and monochromatic, I styled these pants with a tan colored blouse and gold slides. This is a look I wore to one of the events at The CF Clubhouse. I was at school before attending the events and this look was very comfortable and breezy.

These pants are definitely a staple piece in my closet. I like that they are very versatile and easy to style. l styled them with this off-the-shoulder top to tone it down a little bit and give it a good balance. This blush colored top adds a little bit of color and personality to the look. I wore this look to brunch in Nolita and did some shopping after. I paired it with these black mules and was very happy walking around all day with them because they did not hurt my feet whatsoever, which mules tend to do to me.

I added this crossbody bag, and it’s not as small as it looks! It carried all my necessities. I had a lot of fun finding different ways to style these cropped pants, and can’t wait to find more stylish ways to wear it.


How would you style cropped pants? Let us know in the comments below or by sharing a picture on Instagram with @Cfashionista!

4 Places to Shop Vintage Online

Vintage has been around for as long as we can remember, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Experiencing the perpetual movement in Chicago firsthand, I’ve learned that the city is an absolute hub for finding these gems, each treasure hunt being only an “L” train away. There’s definitely a feeling of anticipation and excitement that comes with walking through the doors of a good thrift store—which is why it can be a bummer when you don’t have a bustling metropolis by your side to grant you that easy access. Fortunately, that same thrill can be achieved through the ever-growing wonders of social media.

Gone are the days when buying used apparel was looked down upon or “uncool.” With sustainability becoming the desired future for millennials, the affordable and ethical yet entertaining way of retail is on the rise as modernized platforms including ThredUp, Poshmark, and Depop are quickly gaining traction. And although these online markets are a great place to start, it doesn’t have to end there. Hop on a virtual train en route to Instagram, where the deals and the looks can be just as good. Here’s a list of a few favorites to get you in on the win-win:

1—@iviaretroOnce spotted, this vividly-hued Instagram feed is impossible to miss. Ivia Retro sells both vintage and handmade pieces without forgetting to style them in eye-catching ensembles that’ll make it hard to pass up ordering a button-down of your own.

2—@itshoneyvintageSpreading the love through their collection of polaroids, glitter, and fun prints, Honey Vintage seeks to inspire and educate others with their positive messages to shop consciously. Because who doesn’t want to feel at home while browsing through beautifully-curated garments?

3—@naninvintageThis stunning line of rare, high-quality pieces is stealing vintage lovers’ hearts with their gallery of charming silhouettes and elegant styling techniques. But with a whopping 81k followers and high demand, you have to act fast. Be on the lookout for those pre-order announcements, and score that dream top before it’s gone forever.

4—@fadedthreadsvintageRun by content creator @malloryonthemoon, what started out as a passion and appreciation for vintage clothing, grew from a small hobby into a business. Scroll through this collection of unique finds, and maybe you’ll even get inspired to start up a shop of your own.

In addition to saving yourself from an empty wallet, you get to give life to one-of-a-kind pieces, each with their own unique stories. The best part? You can conquer it all from the loving comforts of your couch. So what are you waiting for? Start scrolling, turn on your notifications, and keep an eye out for that new vintage number to match with your basket bag and your espadrilles. The season only lasts so long, and those summer beauties aren’t going to want to stay singled out in your closet forever.

Know of any other online vintage stores I forgot to mention? Let me know in the comments below!

How To Wear Gingham Without Looking Like a Picnic Blanket

Gingham is trending…no way? This is shocking news. It’s not like it hasn’t been taking over our closets, sidewalks, and Instagram feeds. (Can you sense my sarcasm?)

And while, yes, this print is literally everywhere thanks to retailers like Zara and every blogger to ever exist, that doesn’t mean it is always done well. Is it just me or does the sight of the red and white checks suddenly make you think of a picnic (and subsequently crave a sandwich)?

To ward off the ants and be on trend, take some styling tips from these Style Gurus’ latest looks. Not only will you get some major fashion inspo but you’ll learn that gingham can be bought almost everywhere and at any budget!

Gingham from Marshalls

Photo by @lovelyykelly

Gingham from Boohoo

Photo by @lovewiththelms

Gingham from Zara

Photo by @avayvay

Gingham from Topshop

Photo by @thatchiclex

Gingham from Shein

Photo by @emilyguz_

Gingham from Zara

Photo by @biancacanales

Gingham from American Eagle

Photo by @thatchiclex

Gingham from Zara

Photo by @queenhalpal

Gingham from Windsor

Photo by @briannarlowe

Gingham from LF Stores

Photo by @alliesarachene

Gingham from Aerie

Photo by @nicoleakerman

Gingham from Zara

Photo by @alliesarachene

Now that you have a lookbook of gingham inspiration will you be sporting the trend this summer? Let us know how you’d style it in the comments below!