Whether you call it the “soft girl” aesthetic or a comeback of y2k fashion, one thing is for sure: it’s coming back in style with a vengeance. In this lookbook, I’ll be exploring some y2k/soft girl looks that can be found here on The Sims Resource, as well as how I styled them!
I absolutely adore the matching crop top and cardigan in this outfit! Though this style harkens back to the early 2000s, it also traces back to 1960’s fashion and the matching sets of that era. It embraces the stylish look of the early aughts, especially when paired with baggy jeans and strappy heels. Throw on a sleek ponytail styled with barrettes, and you have an adorable look ready for day-to-day Sim living.
Pretty in Pink
This might be my favorite look from the entire collection! The oversized blazer with a crop top is one of my favorite looks as it gets warmer out, and the plaid skirt is both preppy and soft due to its colors. The dainty butterfly necklace and earrings make the outfit feel complete without overpowering the other elements. The shoes might be the best part of the outfit–their insanely chunky, platform look makes the look both very y2k but also gives the look a bit of an edge that heels wouldn’t.
The monochromatic pastels of this outfit are absolutely TO DIE FOR, along with showing off the insanely popular pleated skirt trend. The newsboy cap is another y2k touch that’s coming back in style that I love (I already have three and this blue one is making me want to invest in another). The strappy heels are sure to be a big trend come this summer, but just make sure your Sims are wearing sunscreen because they’re bound to get some wacky tan lines from them!
Mint to Be
This look uses one of my favorite pastels–light green! It evokes springtime while still being soft and wearable. This look also uses one of my favorite y2k trends–two toned jeans. The dual tones help to elevate what could be a fairly basic outfit into something that looks full of effort, even if your sim is otherwise wearing a base game tee shirt. The strap trend continues into the world of flats, making a simple shoe look a little more complex.
I loved creating the y2k/soft girl trend using The Sims Resource because I think they suit the upcoming spring and summer seasons but also because they involve a lot of simple pieces that are slightly elevated, which means each piece can be utilized on lots of different sims and in lots of different looks.