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    Updated on Jul 26, 2020. Posted on Jul 25, 2020

    19 Millennial And Gen Z Cusper Style Looks That Have Already Aged So, So Poorly

    Time to bust out the concealer lips, baby.

    If you were born between 1995–2000, that means that you're right on the line between where people consider the millennial generation to end and Gen Z to start.

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    Although you might have some strong opinions about which generation you're in, it probably means that you were a bit young for your style to go full millennial in the '00s:

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    But your teen style was definitely not entirely down with what the kids are wearing now:

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    The fashion result of being a teen in the late '00s/early '10s was a mix of the worst of late millennial fashion paired with a hint of the emergence of Gen Z style — which, I think we can agree, was not the best way to blunder into adulthood. Here are just some of the worst offenders:

    1. First, shirts that simply said the words "Hollister" or "Abercrombie"

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    Owning one of these bad boys basically felt like wearing the pinnacle of designer fashion. I recently Googled the cost of these, and either Hollister has gotten cheaper or pocket money wasn't the moneymaker I thought it was in '09.

    2. Flower crowns at every occasion

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    From festivals to the high school hallways, these were so versatile — I even wore a flower crown to my boyfriend's prom. Sigh.

    3. Ombré hair

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    Look, we all know someone who looked like they had a horizontal line of orange going through their hair.

    4. Fake "geek" glasses

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    Bonus points if yours were actually 3D glasses with the lenses popped out.

    5. Trilby hats

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    Were we going out for a sunny day or for a drink at a speakeasy in the 1920s?

    6. Thin, jeweled headbands

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    Add a hint of sparkle to your webcam photo shoot.

    7. Men's hair that looked like a shaggy bowl


    The coronavirus may have brought this trend back too soon.

    8. Leggings under dresses and long tops

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    I blame our elders for this one.

    9. Belts on dresses...and long tops


    Based on my old Facebook photos, I was physically incapable of even touching a dress without whacking a belt on it first. Whether it was thin and ribbon-like or chunky and alarmingly tight, nothing was safe.

    10. Crackle nail polish

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    I still have no explanation for how this worked, apart from witchcraft.

    11. Asymmetric everything

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    It's not that this trend was inherently bad, rather it was overused. It's okay for dresses to have two sleeves and skirts to be long at the front and back.

    12. Huge plastic necklaces

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    Literally anything could be put on a necklace in the early '10s. Stuffed animal? Necklace. Cassette tape? Necklace. Kitchen sink? Necklace.

    13. Converse with everything

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    Now I wear Dr. Martens with everything, which is obviously way cooler.

    14. Concealer lips

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    To be fair, I did save money on lipstick with this one.

    15. Smudged pencil eyeliner with no eyebrow makeup

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    Just crank up the contrast and call me an Edge Lord, baby.

    16. Shutter shades

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    These probably looked cool on people who weren't 13 years old and living in the suburbs.

    17. Hair feathers

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    Fun fact: I once got some synthetic hair feathers that dyed the surrounding hair an unsightly green. I cared not one bit.

    18. Cherry red hair

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    Again, kinda cute in some ways, but let's be real: How many of us did this because it was the first box dye our parents let us buy?

    19. Finally, jeggings. Just jeggings.


    I don't even have a retort for this one.

    Did you rock any of these styles back in the day? Or do you actually still vibe with some of them? LMK in the comments!