Fashion recycles itself all the time. Trends from decades past that we wrinkle our noses at become super appealing when they’re revamped and modernized. The 90s are in right now, and even though there were a lot of ugly looks going on during that decade, we’re picking and choosing styles from that era to embrace and alter for our 2013 sensibilities.
The same will happen with the early 00s. In fact, it’s already happening if you notice how popular distressed denim is becoming. But there are plenty of fashions–too many, if you ask me–from the early 00s that I hope never return, revamped or otherwise. It was a dark time us. Dark, dark times. Here are just a few of those ill guided fashion trends that we can’t believe happened.
Visible ThongI always complain about how stupid it is that people complain about girls' clothing being a distraction, but as somebody who started middle school in 2002, I can attest that visible thongs were, in fact, a huge distraction for boys and girls alike. Not a good look.Source: Youtube
Platform Flip FlopsEvery girl in elementary school had these shoes, especially the black ones with rainbow beads along the straps. I'm not sure why everyone felt the need to wear the most tacky, flimsy shoes possible but here you go.Source: Photo Wenn/Ebay
Newsboy CapsWhen Britney wore this hat, everyone started wearing this hat. Everyone. I'm pretty sure that I tried this look and deluded myself into thinking that it looked cute. It didn't. Same goes for its cousin, the Kangol hat.Source: Photo Wenn
Bleached Spiked HairEvery boy in my class rocked this look. I'm not sure if Linkin Park started it or not, but all I know is that I came back to school and all the boys had bleach tips in their overly spiked hair. It was totally cute at the time, especially since skater/pop-punk looks were so in style.Source: Fanpop
UggsGrowing up in Los Angeles, Uggs didn't really do much when it came to practicality. It was never really cold enough to need them. But that didn't stop half the girls in my middle school from wearing these with a pair of their favorite short shorts. Yikes. I remember that one day we had some heavy rain, and a girl wanted to go home because her Uggs got wet. Poor thing.Source: Photo Wenn
Brand Logo T-ShirtsApparently we wanted everyone to know where we got our clothes from. My dad openly expressed disdain at this trend, so I rarely wore these brand shirts myself, but I had a coveted neon green Limited Too sweatshirt with Limited Too in massive letters across the front. It's hard for us to admit that our parents are right, but in retrospect I realize that dad was spot on with his assessment of this trend.Souce: Ebay
Sweat SuitsSweat suits, especially the ones made by Juicy Coutoure, were incredibly popular in the early 00s. I mean, nobody was really exercising in them but I guess it was cool to wear overpriced sweatpants everywhere.Source: DHGate Wholesale
Trucker HatsI blame Ashton Kutcher for this one. It was hard to get away from trucker hats for a good five years thanks to him. Trucker hats, especially Von Dutch brand, became popular overnight, and not even in an ironic way. I'm glad that baseball caps were never my thing.Source: Polyvore
Hair AntennaeThis look was so popular that it was featured in every single one of my doodles in 6th grade. I'm not sure why this look was so popular, but I'm pretty sure I rocked it to some extent throughout the decade whenever I had a bad hair day.Source: Youtube
Low Rise Flared JeansIf this look comes back I will start a riot. I'm not joking. Low Rise jeans were all you could buy at most stores until the late 00s, honestly. They even came in super low rise, which basically meant that you had to make sure your butt crack wasn't showing, along with your complementary muffin top. These pants were always so ill fitted and got super dirty at the hems because they were always dragging across the dirty floor. Ugh. Please don't come back, please.Source: Photo Wenn
What trends did you rock in the early 00s? Which would you actually want to see make a comeback? Tell us in the comments!