Elle Woods Legally Blonde y2k core

Y2K Romcom-Core

Sustainability is the number one trend we follow, but we also love to experiment with fashion! We’re highlighting one of our favourite trends from 2023 that easily incorporates vintage clothing and that we will be bringing with us into 2024! Vintage provides a variety of options to try out new trends without the fast-fashion consequences.

While the word “core” has been attached to what seems like an endless list of trending aesthetics, we’re glad it’s finally come around to something simple and sweet, and very vintage friendly! Think flirty skirts, cropped cardigans, flowery wrap dresses and fun printed tops. This trend is both approachable and playful, and the styling options are abundant!

You never know when you might have your meet-cute moment so why not dress the part? Channel your inner Jenna Rink, Lucy Wagner, or Andie Anderson and throw out the idea that less is more - accessorize to your heart’s delight and wear your most frivolous patterns!

A little bit Jawbreaker, a little bit Mean Girls, and a little bit 13 Going on 30, this look features a classic Chanel pleated skirt, paired with a flirty y2k lip print top, headband and 40s glass beaded necklace to complete the look. Throw on a denim jacket, and some ballet flats or kitten heels. While we can’t guarantee you’ll lock eyes with a stranger at the book store, you will at least feel fun and flirty!

Regardless of whether you’re trying to meet the love of your life, dressing up as your own main character is a thrill that we all crave! Looking to add some lightness to what can be a dreary time of year, why not add a pop of bright pink with this twirling skater skirt? We paired it with a classic boyfriend-style button down, and a lace trimmed camisole which adds some allure. Add a dainty purse and voila! The perfect look for bumping into an attractive stranger and accidentally spilling your coffee everywhere!

This sweet look below is inspired by 13 Going on 30's Jenna Rink. This outfit features a delicate 1920s embroidered cotton bed jacket paired with a 50s yellow cotton skirt. 

Confessions of a Shopaholic's Rebecca Bloomwood epitomizes More is More when it comes to getting dressed. Inspired by her flair for ruffles, bows and all things shiny, we put together these two looks that have a unique and playful feel!

Crushed pink velvet ruffle topPurple velvet Liz Claiborne trousers, Paloma Picasso Purse

Alexander McQueen Blue Rose Satin Skirt, 1950s Brown Bow Blazer, Baby Blue Cashmere Sweater 

Delivering us from Eva 

Deliver Us From Eva is a great y2k movie with lots of fun prints and colour blocking! The snakeskin print is back in a big way, along with other animal prints. We also love the idea of mixing prints and layering, keeping it monochrome is a safe way to create a dynamic look without going too over the top. This Marciano vest is a fun y2k layering piece over the neutral snakeskin print top. All of these patterns are subtle enough to compliment these 70s Gucci Logo pants. Add some big hoop earrings and a nylon shoulder bag.

Below: Snakeskin Print Satin Blouse, Leather Pants


We can't talk romcoms without mentioning Legally Blonde! The all pink fashions of Elle Woods simply can't be beat. Her style is fun, flirty and authentically her, so channel your inner Elle and wear what you really love!


This fringe trimmed salmon pink 60s skirt and top set is so Elle Woods! You could definitey do a bend and snap in this cutie!


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Written by Ainslie Lahey 
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