Outfits We All Wanted To Wear Back In The 2000’s


The 2000’s was like an awakening of fashion.  Things were awesome back then, because fashion was very much, ‘anything goes.’ You knew leading ladies like Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, and Amanda Bynes wore all the cute clothes that you only dreamed of getting your hands on. Here’s 20 outfits we all wanted to wear back in the 2000’s.

1. Distressed sport t-shirts

Distressed tees were the cool look back in the 2000’s.  They had to have ripped or short sleeves, sparkles, buttons, numbers– the works.  The more stuff on your shirt, the cooler it was.

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2. Striped rugby shirts

Lindsay Lohan wore this shirt for a moment on Mean Girls, but it stayed forever in our hearts.  Abercrombie and Fitch had this shirt in every color that year.

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3. Shrug sweaters

We still aren’t sure why these were so cool back then…because they certainly aren’t cool now.  But shrug sweaters were all the rage in the 2000’s.  Like, as if wearing a full sweater was too much for you. 

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4. Matching head wear and clubbing outfit

Julia Stiles looked dang hot in Save the Last Dance with her head wrap and spaghetti strap tank top that perfectly matched.  We all wanted the same look.

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5. Pleated mini-skirts with a henley

Pleated minis were all the rage back then– it was a fun and flirty way to show off your legs.  We also loved wearing tops that buttoned up in the front..but no one was allowed to wear a top that showed that much cleavage.

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6. White spaghetti strap and flare jeans

Amanda Bynes makes looking hot so incredibly easy!  We all wondered about her bra straps with this look…and then we discovered clear bra straps.  Ha!

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7. Colorful fur wrap

Honestly, Brenda Song always had the best fashion sense in every role she played on Disney shows and movies.  She was always the impeccably dressed pretty Asian girl– and we loved her for it!

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8. Hair chopsticks

These were really more of a 90’s thing– but Jennifer Garner totally brought it back in 13 Going on 30.

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9. Ripped t-shirts

Crop tops?  Nobody called it that back then…and no one bought a shirt like that either.  You had to rip it short yourself.  We all wished for Britney’s abs and crimped hair from Crossroads back then!

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10. Formal separates

After seeing this hot prom look from 10 Things I Hate About You, we all wanted a tulle skirt with a matching silk top and those cool updo things. 

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11. Colorful cords with a newsboy cap

This look was made popular by Hilary Duff in The Lizzie McGuire Movie.  It’s a little too “Newsies,” for us now, but we all wanted a hat like that back then.

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12. Glittery club wear

The only thing that goes better with a perfect flip-out, is a glittery ensemble best used inside the club.  But, your mom never let you get anything like it…because you were a teenager and never went clubbing in your life.

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13. This emo look

We all wanted to be a badass like Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday.  Those green army pants with a studded belt, edgy t-shirts and arm full of bracelets– ugh, it was all so cool.

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14. Another crop top

Kirsten Dunst tried to convince us that going bra-less was no problem in Crazy/Beautiful…but we were still all a little bit wary.

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15. This swimsuit cover-up

Christina Milian is killing it with a sweater and then a beaded fishnet drape over her swimsuit bottoms.  Hello– she’s so cool.

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16. I Love NY t-shirts

These were always popular, but became ever more so after the Olsen Twins debuted this look in their last movie, New York Minute.  

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17. Argyle sweaters

This sweater could have come right off the rack at J Crew or Gap or any of the other stores that were so popular back then.

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18. Peasant tops

Rachel Bilson makes this top look on pointe.  This was the look back then people!

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19. Avril’s emo cool girl look

We all wanted to be cool like Avril back then.  She had all the hit songs without looking just like all the other girls in the music industry at the time.

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20. Country girl shirts

We all had at least one button-up country shirt back in those days.  This was a look that was easy to replicate and cute to boot!

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