’00s Levi’s 514 Jeans | Chanel lucite sandals
I am a denim addict. I buy, wear and hoard my jeans. If there is anything I live to collect, it’s going to be any pair of vintage denim. But in this case, I refuse to part away from my Levi’s. Speaking of Levi’s, they make the BEST jeans that sit on your gym-toned butt, hug your hips and make your legs feel like they’ve been there for DAYS. As brunch and post-work staples, Levi’s can literally translate well into any situation. But when it comes to parties, your trusty blues can be a hit or miss depending on the vibe of the location. As party season is about to begin, why not you break them out from your closet?
A) The “It’s Britney, bitch!” Look
Vintage Wrangler jacket |Vintage rhinestone necklace | Mandalynn Teegan top
Remember that one time when you were watching Britney Spears’ “Toxic” music video? Channel her nearly-nude look with a “skin tone” bikini top and a whole lotta bling! For that ultimate Brit Brit IRL look, pull out your favorite denim jacket. See how cute it looks?! You can literally wear that from a Britney-themed ’90s night to her concert in Vegas. Dang, you can even TRY this look at Hangout! (I wish I can go to Gulf Shores, but you should ABSOLUTELY pack this combo on with flat lucite sandals in place of heels, an extra pair of shorts to change into in case your jeans get wet and some face jewels in place of a rhinestone necklace.)
B) The Ciara Circa “Goodies”-Inspired Look
Faux Fur vest designed by me and my grandma
Ok, who did NOT turn up to Ciara’s Goodies 12 years ago? When I was in 5th grade, my ex-BFF and I used to prank call our classmates with her landline. In the background, every single song from that album was playing. Man, I couldn’t forget that one time we prank called a male classmate while “Hotline” was on! Anyways…the point is that we shouldn’t overlook the relevance of Ciara’s influence.
Remember that one time she wore a bomber jacket as a vest? Well, it may not have gotten so much attention compared to whatever Paris Hilton was wearing, BUT Ciara was always on fire! And what did she wear with it? Low rise jeans and some gold jewelry. Here, you can cop my look with a bold faux fur vest and some sparkles – exactly like her (in spirit, though).
Compared to the Britney look, the Ciara-inspired look is more suitable towards post-work nights/early to late evening shenanigans. Believe me, you can literally get admitted to ANY club, bar and bowling alley without being questioned about your age. If you are to eat somewhere fancy, you can definitely try this look, but with cuter accessories. And if the dress code calls for something a bit more dressier, wear a mesh black bodysuit with a matching bra. Put on those ankle boots or strappy heels, then you’re good to go!
Which 2000s icon do you want to emulate? Why do you think her look is so iconic? Can’t wait to see you share your thoughts!
All photos by Hallie Geller