Gen Z Says is a series where we tap different members of Generation Z who will give us the latest insight on what’s cool in the fashion space.

You’ve probably noticed that many trends from the early 2000s have resurfaced on the fashion scene—loved by some, controversial to others. While most of us may incorporate a colorful piece of jewelry or statement accessory inspired by the era, others have used that time period as a center point for their entire wardrobe and style aesthetic, like our very own WWW Gen Zer Devin Apollon. She showed off her nostalgic style as we kicked off the series, but now we’re taking a deep dive into her personal style and why she resonates with the 2000s now more than ever. 

When you think of Y2K style, Paris Hilton may come to mind, but it really is the musical artists of that generation, from Destiny’s Child to Britney Spears, who led the fashion trends. Anything those stars wore was destined to become popular alongside their musical hits. To this day, it’s hard to think of that time period without singing along to “Say My Name” or “Toxic.” To Apollon, that’s what that era is all about, which is why she styled five looks inspired by some of the greatest songs of the 2000s that still resonate with her today. Keep scrolling to see her looks that will have you thinking you stepped into a time machine.

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