With a new season of Love Island just around the corner, the show has already made headline news after it was announced that this year’s contestants would no longer be dressed by fast-fashion brands – instead, they’ll be sharing second-hand clothing from e-tailer eBay UK.
What’s more, the cast won’t only be wearing high street, but you’ll spot them in everything from vintage finds to pre-loved designer items, allowing them to showcase their personal style whilst tapping into the throwback trends that have made a comeback in recent years.
To source the clothing, eBay has recruited celebrity stylist Amy Bannerman, whose clientele includes everyone from Dua Lipa and Rita Ora to Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness.
While Amy predicts that many of this year’s Islanders will opt for brightly coloured clothing unisex styles and timeless classics like the little-black-dress, a look she’s expecting to dominate the villa this summer is the Y2K trend, with styles inspired by the early 2000’s.
“With all the early 00’s favourites making a comeback, this will without a doubt be one of the biggest trends this season,” Amy says, adding: “I’ve seen designers including Versace and Blumarine both reference this era on the runway”.
The stylist adds that Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid have been championing the look in recent years, taking inspiration from some of the 00s’ biggest fashion and music icons.
“This theme is full-on Britney Spears and Paris Hilton circa 2000, which has now been translated to the wardrobes of Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid for 2022,” she explains.
Both stars are often spotted wearing outfits inspired by the 90s and early 00s era, rocking everything from low-rise, baggy jeans and crop tops, to chunky shoes and claw-clips.
When it comes to this season’s Islanders, Amy says we should “expect to see the girls wear backless tops, slip dresses, bumster jeans and low-rise skirts.”
“I’ve also opted for lots of micro minis – most famously heroed by Miu Miu, to help the girls have their own Y2K moment,” she adds.
For the boys, the stylist predicts that their Y2K wardrobe will be made up of “basketball vests, looser jeans and trucker caps.”
eBay UK is Love Island’s exclusive and only fashion partner this year, providing pre-loved clothing (not including swimwear) for the first time ever. To dress like the Islanders and shop for your own Pre-Love Island look, head over to the dedicated Love Island hub on eBay UK.
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