Just like the river running into the ocean, trends and designs search for their source from the past and then thrive again. Millennial retro vibe revives under the influence of the Internet and those fashion icons. Inevitably, hot girl style, originating from the early 2000s, comes back.
Millennial style has a wide range, including futuristic, scientific Y2K (aka. Year 2000 Kilo) style between 1995 and 2003 and McBling style between 2003 and 2008, which resulted by the entertainment industry and the pop culture.
McBling is unmistakably different from the spacey and futuristic fashion of Y2K, succeeding the Y2K aesthetic. It contained similarities to Y2K but were also distinct in its own right.
Shocking pink, reflective textured fabrics, narrow top and bottom wide silhouettes, rhinestones, and catchy prints are more everyday, more entertaining. Paris Hilton is the best example. We're now so obsessed with McBling. It's cheesy, flashy, but complicatedly stunning and gorgeous.
McBling reflects a time of “hedonism”, it brings you back to that one period in time where there was that sense of happiness and wonder. It’s like a little boost of serotonin.
The specific expression 20 years ago may be the futurism, but at now, it's the brave imagination and craving for the future. Embracing the modern version of confidence, brave enough to receive attention while coddling in a healthy dose of self-obsession. That’s certainly what it is all about.
"Less is More" is bullshit, because McBling is full-on more, more, more.
How To Wear
Cropped Top + Denim Flared Pants with Rhinestones and Sequins