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27 Things '00s Celebrities Convinced Us Were Cool

Kitten heels and cargo pants were never OK – let's be honest with ourselves.

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1. These embarrassing slogan tees you wore at the tender age of 13.

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2. Probably teamed with these questionable ra-ra skirts.

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3. These super-~fashionable~ pleather waist belts.

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4. The "what the fuck was I thinking?" kitten heels.

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Extra points for a pointed toe.

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5. Embroidered peasant tops that made you feel delightfully hippie.

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6. The totally "edgy" cargo pants.

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7. The "why did we ever?!" thong heels.

?!??!?!?!??!
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?!??!?!?!??!

8. The super-strange hemlines that went from thigh to calf.

And bad fake tans.
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And bad fake tans.

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9. Tiny jackets and shrugs that looked like they were bought from the kids section.

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10. The trend that went on way longer than necessary: flared jeans.

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11. Trucker hats. Oh lord, all the trucker hats.

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12. The time we all thought flared 3/4 pants were a 🔥🔥🔥 look.

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13. The very ~hip~ one-shouldered trend.

Put your best shoulder forth.
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Put your best shoulder forth.

14. Pleated miniskirts, whether they were denim or the cheapest fabric out.

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15. Faux fur–lined hoodies.

Just for that ~extra warmth~. Well, for your shoulders at least.
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Just for that ~extra warmth~. Well, for your shoulders at least.

16. Studded belts to show you were a bit of a badass.

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17. Trendy at the time – tacky in hindsight – rhinestone-studded T-shirts.

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18. The time you decided to use various scarves as brand-new belts because ~fashun~.

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19. The funky zebra-striped hair streaks that came and died (but not fast enough).

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20. When ponchos were a thing.

If they were tossed casually over flared jeans, you were on fiiiiiiire.
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If they were tossed casually over flared jeans, you were on fiiiiiiire.

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21. Mesh tops for when you were feeling a bit punkier.

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22. The "thank god they eventually disappeared" baby doll tops.

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23. The smart but sensible corduroy jacket, that at least your mum always loved.

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24. Aviators. You weren't any kinds of cool until you donned a pair.

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25. Dresses over jeans.

FASHUUUUUUUN.
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FASHUUUUUUUN.

26. Ugg boots, that were always better teamed with skirts or shorts.

FASHUUUUUN.
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FASHUUUUUN.

27. And these weird, small purses that served no real purpose other than tucking them awkwardly under your arm.

Points for a fake Louis Vuitton bag.
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Points for a fake Louis Vuitton bag.