A fresh take on early 2000s vibes| Style, makeup & hair

[source: Instagram user @dyslexic.aries]

I never thought I would say this, but I am feeling super inspired by a meme I found on Instagram @dyslexic.aries. A few days ago I was scrolling through the Explore page when I stumbled upon this collage of early 2000s trends, complete with a shot of Paris and Nicole, everyone’s favorite BFF duo.

Particularly, I was really drawn to the white ribbed tank and denim miniskirt combo. Even though the outfit is a clear nod to the early 2000s, it’s simple enough to still be stylish in 2018. And, not to mention, it’s flattering, so, I decided to recreate it myself. After all, I was only 9-years-old in 2002, meaning that I never really had a chance to wear The Simple Life-inspired look of my dreams.

Instead of a plain white tank (which I love–don’t get me wrong), I paired my cut-off denim mini with a satiny babydoll top. Both pieces were vintage finds and totally timeless (at least, in my opinion)!

The top has a feminine floral pattern, sequin details around the bust and delicate spaghetti straps, making it a really fun and sexy piece when paired with the right bottoms. I added a pair of fuchsia block heel sandals and a chainlink belt because I was aaall about metal belts in the 00s.

Blue eyeshadow was also a huuuge trend at the time, and I love it just as much now as I did then. To bring this makeup look into the current decade, I blended a warm saddle brown shadow into my crease first.

Then, after I finished buffing the blue color all over my lid, I smudged some more blue shadow along my lower lash line. I finished the look with two coats of black mascara, as well as one coat of Glossier’s cult-favorite Boy Brow (I wear the brown shade) to avoid those over-plucked 2000s brows.

Contour wasn’t big in the early 2000s, but I wanted to add some definition to my face, so I dusted a little matte bronzer from theBalm onto the hollows of my cheeks and along my hairline.

Glassy lip gloss was a must-have circa 2000, so after lining my lips with a nude pencil, I went in with two coats of Glossier‘s Lip Gloss. This gloss gives the lips a crystal clear shine with shimmer-free glassy finish.

So many It girls like Paris and Nicole wore pin-straight hair with unblended highlights back in the day, but that’s not my style. So, I loaded my roots with thickening spray after washing my hair. After letting it air dry, I straightened only the pieces that frame my face. I think doing so really helped make my entire look more modern.


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