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    Posted on 29 Feb 2016

    27 Things '00s Celebrities Convinced Us Were Cool

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

    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.

    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.

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    And bad fake tans.

    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. / Via Getty

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

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

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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.

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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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    Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

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


    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.

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

    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.

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

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    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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