I love Freaks and Geeks. I mean, it fulfills my love of coming of age stories, humor and 70s clothes so my love was just meant to be. But like many other amazing and brilliant television shows, it wasn’t appreciated back when it aired in 1999 and ended after one season. But it has become a cult favorite and helped launch the careers of actors like James Franco and Seth Rogan.
The characters are brilliant, the script is rad, but the style and aesthetic is one of my favorite things about the show.
Okay, so most of the time the characters didn’t rock this look, but style of both the freaks and the geeks can be adapted into fun, casual everyday looks or a date outfit with a ’70s flare. Check out these 10 clothes and accessories that’ll make it happen!
Band ShirtShirts like this go with anything, from jeans to skirts and everything in-between. Buy it at Forever 21 for $17.80
SneakersSure, the '70s were all about the clogs and the platforms, but the Freaks and Geeks gang usually stuck with sneakers. Vans or other canvas style shoes are timeless and go with almost everything. Buy it Urban Outfitters for $45
Khaki ShortsOr the geekiest shorts you can find. Khakis seem to do the trick. With a button down polo and a sweater vest you are grade A premium geek, girl. Buy it at GAP for $23.99
Flared PantsIt was the '70s, okay? Gotta go with the flares. Bonus points for a pair of high waist ones! Buy it at American Apparel for $20.50
'Geeky' GlassesEmbrace your inner Bill Haverchuck with a pair of these. Your friends might think you're a dbag for wearing glasses without needing them but whatever. Buy it at Forever 21 for $14
Cute SkirtMaybe you're not a freak or a geek. Maybe you're Lindsay's old friend Millie. Her look was way more feminine but it was conservative as well. A skater skirt with a comfy sweater should do the trick. Buy it at Forever 21 for $10.80
Stripe ShirtTuck this in to a pair of high waist jeans/shorts or your favorite relaxed fit mini skirt! Buy it at American Apparel for $22.40
Sweater VestHonestly, a sweater vest on top of anything will make you look ultra preppy...or ultra geeky. Embrace both looks with a fun mini skirt. Buy it at American Apparel for $12
Lip BalmMakeup wasn't really a big deal for any of the Freaks and Geeks girls, but you don't want your lips to get chapped! Buy it at drugstores for about $2.50
Army JacketA Lindsay Weir staple! Honestly, what would this roundup be without a green army jacket? They look great and they're also very versatile. Buy it at Forever 21 for $49.80...but you're better off going to your local thrift store and buying one for less than $20
Which Freaks and Geeks character’s closet would you raid? Are you more of a freak or a geek (be honest)! Tell us in the comments!