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How to Dress Like the ‘Mean Girls’ Would Have If They Lived in the Age of Insta

There’s no denying that Mean Girls is an absolute staple of coming of age films and the epitome of the early 2000s culture. This cult classic still remains as one of the top movies 15 years later. Not only was the movie iconic for its witty quotes and classic characters, but it also had undeniably fetch fashion style. 

We thought the early 2000s were over, but fashion trends that had become ~cool~ during that decade are coming back and it’s actually been…pretty iconic? Celebrities and influencers have been embracing this and digging out their best Von Dutch and Juicy Couture pieces to sport. So come along with me as I celebrate the 15th anniversary at home with some of these early 2000s trends. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to get your hands on these must-have pieces to ensure you’ll be looking grool all summer long.


It’s about to be summer and that means its time to rock the cutest warm weather trends. Skirts are always trending, but the lengths constantly vary. Mini skirts are super versatile and can be dressed up or dressed down.


He says I drive him bananas ??

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Some days your hair just does not agree.  On those days, throw your typical neck scarf around your head.  It adds another accessory accent that many other people usually don’t think of.


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Tracksuits took over the early 2000s and now they’re starting to take over today.  It doesn’t always have to be velour tracksuits or Juicy Couture.  Adidas tracksuits and monochromatic sets are still super y2k and trendy.

Butterfly clips

When your outfit is a little bit more muted but you’re looking to accessorize, make butterfly clips your new go-to. Not only are they super cute and girly, but also super colorful. You can stick to monochromatic to match your look or if you’re looking to be more daring, you can try a whole rainbow!

Flare jeans

Flare jeans were a trend that was dreaded at best, but now that they are reinvented and high waisted they’re actually so cute.  These are perfect to add a little bit more of something to your otherwise basic outfit. 

The y2k era is definitely iconic but had some pretty debatable fashion looks.  It looks like its time to jump back into the nostalgia and start following these trends that have been blowing up lately.  Have you tried any of these 2000s looks?

Tag us in your looks at @HerCampusStyle for a chance to be re-grammed!

Madison Paloski is a senior at Lasell University studying fashion communication and promotion and graphic design.  She is currently the Editor in Chief of her school's chapter of Her Campus, an editorial stylist for POLISHED Magazine and Founder and Creative Director of the Fashion Styling and Photography Club on her campus.  She can most likely be found with an old film camera in hand, eating Chipotle, or at any local Saver's.  Her Instagram can be found at @maddiiiooyx and other work can be found at madisonpaloski.wixsite.com/portfolio.
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