Growing up in the 90s and reaching my teens at the turn of the century, I was of the generation who saw rap go mainstream. Pac was my hero and I spent the very first years of the 2000s listening extensively to Fugees, Dr. Dre, Eve, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Ja Rule (haha, where did he disappear?), occasionally the Wu Tang Clan, and sadly (I can’t stand his voice or his crappy attitude toward his mom and ex-wife) Eminem.
Naturally then, next to my experimenting with turbans and fedoras, late 90s/early 00s hip hop aesthetics inspired my style significantly. Extreme hoops, baggy pants, sneakers, bandanas, and faux Timberlands with heels (ewww) were staples in my wardrobe, and I also did several rounds of braids (and looked slightly cool, somewhat ridiculous as a result).
Today I have a much more diverse style of course, but I still can’t help mixing slightly sporty tops, harem or baggy pants, gold accessories, and sneakers from time to time for a toned-down, covered interpretation of that epoch’s fashion.
Oversized shirt: ASOS
Floral sports tank: Forever21
Denim harems (the best fit ever): Sara Elemary