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Cartoon characters that influenced the Y2K gurlie in us

Cartoon characters that influenced the Y2K gurlie in us

There’s something really special about cartoons from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. It may be nostalgic, but the animation, story, and distinctive fashion style of this cartoon-era character certainly remain in our hearts. And since nostalgia is just about to hit while I pen this down, let’s look back at these cartoon characters that influenced the Y2K gurlie in us!

Cartoon characters that influenced the Y2K gurlie in us

Kim Possible

Kim is famous for her mission outfit consisted of a black three-quarter length crop top, green cargo pants, brown belt, charcoal gloves, and a black shoes. She wears this mission outfit in almost every episode. Not to mention her thick ginger-red long hair, this cartoon character is really one of the notable Y2K inspos.

If you dress ragged with a cool and elegant style, then Kim must be your wardrobe inspiration.

Vanessa, Isabella, and Candace from Phineas and Ferb

There’s a 104 days of summer vacation and you might’ve spent these days watching the all-time favorite Phineas and Ferb! With all these days spent watching the cartoon series, you must not forget some of the OG Y2K characters Vanessa, Isabella, and Candace.

Vanessa wears a gothic look with a tight black dress and knee-high black high-heeled boots. Originally introduced as Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s assistant in “The Magnificent Few” episode, Vanessa was later on revealed to be Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s daughter.

Isabella’s outfit includes a white shirt, a pink sleeveless dress, a pink belt, white socks, pink shoes, and a pink hair bow. She’s one of Phineas and Ferb’s most driven and adventurous friends. 

Candace serves as the title character’s dominant older sister. There are only two colors that make up Candace’s wardrobe: red-orange and white. Her blouse, belt, and socks are red-orange while her shoes and above-the-knee shirt are white. She’s also prominent with her ginger hair.

Totally Spies!

These teenage girls lead the double lives of spies and regular teens but Alex, Clover and Sam never overlooked their wardrobe fits. These iconic cartoon characters’ personalities resonate with their outfits.

You can check their detailed fits here and figure out which Totally Spies! character influenced you to be the Y2K gurlie you are today!

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Velma and Daphne from Scooby-Doo

Here comes everyone’s favorite nerd: Velma from the original Hanna-Barbera series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Velma wears an orange turtleneck sweater, thick framed glasses, a red pleated skirt, orange high socks, and a pair of red flats. She has a brown hair in a blunt bob cut with bangs.

Daphne, on the other hand, serves as the risk-taker yet still fashionable member of the Mystery Gang. Her fits consists of a long-sleeve purple dress, a purple headband, light green scarf, pink stockings, and some lilac flats. Her long, ginger hair sums up her perfect Y2K fit.


Bratz came out in 2001 and mimicked the millennium fashion that every girl wanted. Tall braids with flyaways, platform shoes, pleated mini skirts with chains and baby crop top all makes sense when it comes to Y2K fashion. These cartoon characters must’ve been your top influencer as the Y2K gurlie you are today.

Their wardrobe plays with baggy high-waist jeans, tank and crop tops, tiny plaid skirts, and cropped cardigans. Of course it won’t be perfect without their glossy lips and vibrant eyeshadows.

Y2K fashion is the latest and greatest fashion trend. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and patterns when putting your clothes together. Stay inspired with these Y2K cartoon characters that shaped the Y2K gurlie in us!

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