Charli and Dixie D’Amelio’s fashion tackles controversial Y2K fashion trends

Trends emerge, fade, and return with a vengeance faster than most people can track. But when they do, one thing is certain: everyone has an opinion. In the Elite Daily Style series In my opinion, we’ll give you the details, along with some not-so-humble opinions, on the viral style trends that light up the internet. Below, TikTokers and Social Tourist founders Charli and Dixie D’Amelio give their warm views on controversial Y2K fashion trends.

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio are not just the moment, they are the future. With nearly 2 billion followers on TikTok – and counting – together, these sisters are two of the leading influencers of Generation Z and millennium trends across multiple spaces including social media, beauty, music and style. So when I got a chance to talk to them at their Social Tourist pop-up store in Los Angeles, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to ask trendsetters for their hot views on the controversial Y2K fashion trends returning in 2022. Let’s just say that you won’t see them wearing exposed flip flops anytime soon.

“I’m always ready to try new things,” the 20-year-old a letter to me the singer tells Elite Daily at the D’Amelios fashion brand’s first anniversary celebration with Hollister. Born Dreamer’s 18-year-old founder echoes her sister’s feelings, saying the main purpose of developing your style is “to have clothes that you can look back on and be like, ‘I wouldn’t do this again'”. But there are more than a few looks the couple isn’t here for.

Keep your jeans low-rise, because Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have some thoughts on the fashion trends of the year 2000 that are making a comeback in teen wardrobes.

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Low rise jeans get instant “love” from both Charli and Dixie. But don’t worry about the fate of your alternative denimwear. The couple’s favorite items in the latest Social Tourist drop are high-waisted jeans. Charli also confesses to stealing her sister’s high-waisted baggy heart patch jeans ($ 80).

LaChanze wears a jumpsuit, which is a controversial Y2K fashion trend that Charli and Dixie D'Ame ...
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Charli and Dixie are obsessed with matching sets, so it’s no wonder they’re pro suits. According to Dixie, they are “easy” which is why they love them so much.

The matching Terry Dad Shirt ($ 40) and Dad Short Sets ($ 30) in their Social Tourist collection look like a summer version of a comfy jumpsuit that you can wear indoors or out while running errands.

It looks like butterfly hair clips are here to stay too, with a few caveats. Although Charli is a fan, saying “they are adorable”, Dixie admits that she “would break them”. Fortunately, you can find some pretty inexpensive butterfly hair clips on the internet, so they are easily replaceable.

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This may be one of the most controversial fashion trends millennials will be happy to leave in the past. Of course, Britney Spears and Manny Santos of Degrassi: The next generation dominated the thong fashion trend exhibited in the early 2000s, but do Charli and Dixie think it should be back in 2022? “No,” Dixie quickly replies. “My underwear is for function, not fashion.”

While Charli agrees that she wouldn’t be a part of the fashion trend on display, she admits, “I feel it would be cool. I like the look of the swimsuit and the loose, low-rise pants, you know?

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The cargo pants got a “love” from Charli and a “yes” from Dixie, so you know they’re coming back. If you’re looking for a little year 2000-inspired OOTD, Social Tourist’s ultra-high-waisted baggy jeans ($ 80) from Social Tourist will look super cute with one of the crop tops ($ 25).

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Who could forget the iconic over-jean look that Disney Channel stars like Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus wore on the red carpet? The ensemble is so controversial that Charli has a hard time deciding if she likes her. “No” is the first word that comes out of her mouth, but then the TikToker changes his mind, landing on “love”. For Dixie, though, it’s an automatic no, and she sticks to that.

Charli and Dixie D'Amelio give their warm take on Y2K fashion trends like the denim mini skirt that ...
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Charli and Dixie D'Amelio interpret Y2K fashion trends as the thin scarf that Lindsay ...
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Raise your hand if you remember wearing unnecessary thin scarves around your neck in the early 2000s. Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff and even the Jonas Brothers were all lovers of thin scarves at one point, but Dixie won’t wear a useless scarf before heading out. from the door. “I’ll have to say no,” she shares. While Charli doesn’t admit if she’d try the year 2000 trend, she says, “I feel like if you tie them to fashion, they can be great.”

The Social Tourist pop-up store in Los Angeles is open on Melrose Avenue. For more information on Charli and Dixie D’Amelios’ clothing brand, you can shop the latest from Social Tourist in-store and online now.