The summer of 2002 saw Avril Lavigne's release of Sk8er Boi, and the tie over tank top movement was born. If you paired your tie with a studded belt, and had chunky neon red highlights, you definitely rocked the early 2000s "punk" look.
If pseudo-punk rock wasn't your style, you probably wore head-to-toe Abercrombie & Fitch, and plucked your eyebrows super thin for the ultimate prepster look. If you were a guy, you looked to NSYNC for their cooler than cool frosted tips and denim jackets. All of these fashion statements were totally cool back in the aughts, but nowadays, they're seen as total fashion fails.
From butterfly clips to Jnco jeans, bedazzled thongs to K-Swiss shoes, Ed Hardy polo shirts to Crocs sandals, check out this list of regrettable 2000s fashion trends and reminisce about the most cringeworthy styles from early '00s fashion.Vote up the most cringeworthy 2000s fashion trends below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
Butterfly Clips for Accenting Your Updo
Anything Buffy the Vampire Slayer did with her hair was good enough for us!
Frosted Tips, Just Like the Members of N*SYNC Had
Over various points in the early '00s, each member of the iconic boy band tried to rock the frosted tips look. Even Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys got in on the action, as well as Mark McGrath and Ryan Seacrest.
Crimped Hair for a Night Out on the Town
Before keeping the frizz at bay was a daily worry, you crimped your hair to give yourself big volume and lots of little, crinkly waves.
Slap Bracelets for a Fun Fashion Accessory
These slap bracelets provided hours of entertainment, whether you were bored in class or trying to annoy your little sister.