Fashion has come a long way since we were dorky little, OC watching, Dunkaroo eating, handball playing, Blink 182 listening individuals. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves let’s take a look back at where we came from: the notorious 00’s.
While you’re reading don’t forget give this nostalgic 00’s playlist a listen!
Hot Dollar Slippers
The Crocs of our generation. Ladies don’t even try to pretend like you didn’t wear these because I know you had at least five pairs, each a more God awful colour than the last.
Sure we looked about as cool as Jamie Kennedy in Malibu’s Most Wanted but at least we were protected from the sun (well those of us who wore ours forward and the right way up).
Looking more like a head band than a necklace, this cheap ass piece of plastic was an essential must have for every girls late 90’s to early 2000’s wardrobe. Today, it is a hipster staple of a time long gone.
Spiky Front Fringes
Like a reverse mullet, this look says party at the front and sensible at the back, it also says I was a 12 year old boy in 2005.
They looked nice on but also creepy as furrk. These undoubtedly were sentient beings plotting mind control over their wearers. But luckily, if you still have any lying around they make for excellent cat toys.
Feeling like you don’t stand out? Nothing says ‘look at me, I’m cool’ like a tonal gradient. As a golden rule, if it looks good on a Power Point background it is most definitely going to look great as a hairstyle.
Forget Face cream, these magic little clips had the ability to make you look 10 times younger. The only downside is they also caused you to lose all respect as a woman.
Because why have one bun when you can have a number of smaller ones? Omg so quirky. This look was often accompanied by forehead jewels and vibrant hair dye for extra alternativeness.
What outfit would have been complete without a piece of material wrapped around our waist? This poor excuse for a belt was the perfect way to draw attention to our awkward pre-pubescent boobs. And for those who were low on funds, material headbands worked a charm as well.
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Long Denim Skirts
At what point do we stop and say, ‘no that’s too much denim’? One things for certain, it wasn’t in the 00’s.
Chunky Skate Shoes
If you were going to wear baggy pants, you needed a chunky shoe to balance out the proportions and everybody knows the bigger the shoe, the bigger the deck …skate deck that is 😉
Flashy Halter Necks
Nothing made our dads angrier than our ‘questionably sized’ halter tops made of ‘questionable materials’. I swear the straps of mine were made only of dental floss.
Velcro Wallet With Chain
You simply weren’t a skater punk if you didn’t have a velcro wallet with a chain, who would have thought that young boys took their wallet security so seriously? Maybe it’s because the baggy pants made them fall out.
Combat Cargo Pants
Because every girl new that camouflaging with your peers was essential for social survival. The badass trend of girls in cargo, spearheaded by Avril Lavigne, lasted about as long as her career. Much like herself, it continues to re-emerge and then fade back into obscurity.
Crushed Shell Necklaces
Every time you wear a Puka shell necklace Matthew McConaughey gets a little more famous and a hermit crab goes homeless. Don’t let these atrocities continue, keep this fad in the 00’s where it belongs.
Think we missed any? Let us know in the comments below.