Fashion in the early 2000s was weird. There, I said it. From what I personally remember as a try-hard 7-year-old, I was obsessed with capris and tube tops, tiny knock-off Louis Vuitton shoulder bags (sorry, but my mom wouldn’t buy me a real one), and any sort of flip flop style imaginable. With that said, the women featured ahead were my icons at one point in time (Britney Spears still is but that’s a conversation for another day), so when I say these outfits make me cringe, it’s not because of them—it’s because of me.
At some point during the early 2000s, I tried to dress exactly like all of my celebrity icons—Lauren Conrad, Mischa Barton, and so on and so forth. What they wore was it back then and recently, while I was craving a bit of nostalgia, I realized that it’s not just the ’90s that have made a major comeback, it’s the 2000s as well.
From tie-dye to low-rise jeans, the eight celebrity outfits from the decade everyone loves to hate are bound to have you cringing and smiling and shopping all at once. And the craziest part is, once you see the outfits ahead re-created, you’ll realize you have probably one more or more of them in the past six months or so. You’ll see.