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16 Times 00’s Kids Be Forgetting Where They Came From

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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.

While you’re reading don’t forget give this nostalgic 00’s playlist a listen!

  1. Hot Dollar Slippers
Source: Be Wild
Source: Be Wild

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.

2. Visors

Source: Chasety Mercedes
Source: Chasety Mercedes

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).

3. Chokers

Source: She Finds
Source: She Finds

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.

4. Spiky Front Fringes

Source: Quotes Gram
Source: Quotes Gram

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.

Our Creative Director's hair was so full of gel it was straight up deadly
Our Creative Director’s hair was straight up deadly

5. Hairy Scrunchies

Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit

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.

6. Frosted Tips

Source: Mandatory
Source: Mandatory

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.

7. Butterfly Clips

Source: Livingly
Source: Livingly

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.  

8. Mini-Multi Buns

Source: PopSugar
Source: PopSugar

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.

9. Supre Belts

Source: BuzzFeed
Source: BuzzFeed

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.

10. Baggy Jeans

Source: DooYoo
Source: DooYoo

 

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11. Long Denim Skirts

Source: The Skirt Outlet
Source: The Skirt Outlet

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.

12. Chunky Skate Shoes

Source: All The Clothes
Source: All The Clothes

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 😉

13. Flashy Halter Necks

Source: Voolas
Source: Voolas

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.

14. Velcro Wallet With Chain

Source: Polyvore
Source: Polyvore

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.

15. Combat Cargo Pants

Source: Hello Giggles
Source: Hello Giggles

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 carer.  Much like herself, it continues to re-emerge and then fade back into obscurity.

16. Crushed Shell Necklaces

Source: MTV News
Source: MTV News 

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 past where it belongs.

Think you can successfully bring some of these looks back? Check out Vintage Market Place and Uncle Reco Vintage Clothing Co for more nostalgia items.

Think we missed any? let us know in the comments below.