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Keke Palmer gave the Y2K aesthetic a moment to shine at New York Fashion Week. While celebrities like Anne Hathaway gave nods to iconic pop culture moments and designers like Christian Siriano sent us back to the days of Old Hollywood glamour, Palmer fully embraced the influence of early 2000s style in a cropped denim jacket, a midi skirt with a thigh-high front slit, and a pair of low-rise UGG boots with platform soles. She styled the look with miniature hoop earrings and an effortlessly chic bun on top of her head.
Inspired by the era of rhinestone flip phones and plastic choker necklaces, Palmer’s outfit was a welcome dose of nostalgia during fashion week. The dark denim jacket, buttoned just above the “Nope” actor’s midriff, featured two breast pockets and oversize sleeves. The sleeves draped well past her hands and halfway down the thigh slit in her high-waisted skirt, a staple of early aughts style.
After admiring Palmer’s denim-on-denim look, we can’t help but itch for a pair of her elevated UGGs, the perfect complement to the retro ensemble. The shoe’s predecessor — the classic UGG boot — is responsible for countless moments in 2000s fashion history, but these Classic Ultra Mini Platforms may be our new secret weapon for all future fall outfits.
Earlier in the week, Palmer wore a ribbed minidress in sunshine yellow at the Michael Kors show at NYFW. She paired the canary-yellow look with a matching coat and a pair of open-toe heels embellished with crystals.
See Palmer’s Y2K-inspired denim outfit at NYFW from all angles ahead.