Did I find a majority of these Amazon items via the TikToks of Gen Z girls? Yes. Do I secretly want to dress like every single one of them? Also yes. But before you judge me (I’m 28 for the record), I would like to point out that a large portion of the very specific Gen Z style aesthetic is influenced by Y2K fashion, a time period I actually lived through. Clearly, I am trying to justify my recent change in personal style, but at the end of the day, I am pretty pleased with the sartorial shift considering most of the items I need to achieve my new look can be found on Amazon. I don’t know how much you remember about the whole Y2K vibe, but it was a very special time in fashion, one where baby tees, translucent sunnies, and baggy pants were the It items to own. In case you need a mental refresher, just check out what pops up when you search “Y2K fashion” on Amazon. One scroll through the page and I can guarantee you’ll leave with mixed feelings.
Those mixed feelings are there to help me make my point. The Amazon items I included below could be described as “ugly” but in my world, they are beyond perfect. For the record, I have already purchased the baby tee with the bears on it and multiple sweater vests to which my Gen Z co-worker commented, “I love your range—from $300 Ganni tops to sketch Amazon baby tees.” Honestly, I couldn’t have said it better myself. As you scroll through the 26 products below, I encourage you to envision each one fully styled out. We’re talking Bella Hadid and Devon Carlson vibes. With a mindset like that, I can promise you will appreciate the following much more than you would have if you aimlessly scrolled through this very weird Amazon roundup.
If it’s cool enough for Emma Chamberlain, it’s cool enough for me. I don’t care what anyone says, I will never get over the cow print craze. If you’re in the mood for cheap sunnies, there’s no better place than Amazon. Summer can’t come soon enough. That tiny sweater vest paired with these baggy jeans? You’re basically Lizzie McGuire. While these were trending hard all throughout the summer season, I have a feeling they will still be relevant this spring as well. Stretchy headbands are making a major comeback whether you like it or not. Bubblegum pink will be one of the most popular colors of 2021 and I can’t think of a more practical way to wear it than a cozy sweatshirt. Finally, a hack for those of you who run hotter than most but want that layered look. I own this and get so many compliments on it. Yes, yoga pants are coming back too. I know, this story is quite polarizing. Fashion girls are obsessing over these particular claw clips. Who doesn’t love a faux fur-trimmed cardigan? Pair this with loose trousers and a big leather blazer. I own this shirt and I have no shame. If you love slip dresses for either sleeping or styling or both, this one comes in every color in the rainbow. It’s all in the name. Fashion girls are obsessing over this corset on TikTok. In case you haven’t noticed, Amazon has an incredible assortment of sweater vests. The perfect socks to wear with chunky loafers. Jazz up your Zoom calls with a cute new necklace. It doesn’t get much more fun than this. I can so clearly picture Bella Hadid rocking this top. There’s something about a colorful puffer that just feels right. One more fake collar before you go. Next up, shop the 10 emerging fashion brands that will have a major glow up in 2021.