/21 Outfits From “The O.C.” That Are So 2000s It Actually Hurts

21 Outfits From “The O.C.” That Are So 2000s It Actually Hurts

So many shrugs and skinny scarves.

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Summer’s long-sleeved dress and blue eyeshadow from the pilot.


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This look was part of a fashion show. A fashion show!

2.

Marissa’s polo and paisley skirt:


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At least she didn’t pop the collar.

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Summer’s bandana, pink halter, and hoop earrings:


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She was ready to party in TJ and didn’t care who knew it!

4.

Literally all of Anna’s messenger-boy caps:


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I had one of these in fifth grade and thought it was the peak of fashion.

5.

Alex’s hair pouf, complete with a bright purple streak:


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We didn’t know it, but this walked so Snooki could fly.

6.

Marissa’s rainbow-striped hoodie, jean skirt, and pointed-flats combo:


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I guess she was dressing for a fair, so it kinda worked???

7.

Summer’s mustard-yellow Juicy tracksuit that was PEAK 2000s loungewear:


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NGL, I would’ve donated a kidney to own one of these.

8.

And also, Julie Cooper’s baby-pink Juicy tracksuit that paved the way for Regina George’s mom in Mean Girls:


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She’s wasn’t a regular mom, she was a cool mom.

9.

All of the VESTS happening here:


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Vests truly meant you were doing something right in the 2000s.

10.

Marissa’s tweed, orange, puffy-sleeved blazer with matching cami and giant brown bag:


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She wore this out in public.

11.

Speaking of blazers, Anna’s white blazer over a “Texas Is for Lovers” T-shirt, complete with checkered cuff.


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Rocking checkered print during the 2000s automatically meant you were ~edgy~.

12.

Summer’s lingerie tank top with super-long macram√© necklace and…whatever Marissa had going on over there.


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Girls’ night out, amirite?

13.

Marissa’s silk halter top and cargo pants:


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Party on the top, army on the bottom.

14.

Summer’s crocheted bathing suit and jean skirt:


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Did we really expect everyone to believe we just sat around knitting bikinis all day?

15.

Marissa’s microscopic pink scarf:


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Why did we let our necks freeze in the name of fashion? WHY???

16.

Anytime Taylor decided to tie a sweater around her shoulders.


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Nothing said, “I’m preppy and cutesy and smart” more than this move.

17.

Summer’s and Marissa’s prom looks that I once thought were so elegant but now seem…questionable at best:


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How did we ever think that brown and cream were a good color combo for eveningwear? And don’t even get me started on those scrunchie flowers.

18.

Marissa’s cowl-neck top and ruffly pink miniskirt:


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Low-rise bottoms were a crime and we all know it. They also caused all of our shirts to be really, reeeeallly long.

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Seth’s and Anna’s golf outfits:

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Marissa’s brown cami that basically said, “You know what this needs? A blue belt wrapped around the shoulders.”


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SHE may’ve been being sarcastic, but this look was NOT.

21.

And finally, Marissa’s teeny-tiny crocheted shrug and yellow top with turquoise trim:


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Our necks may have been left out in the cold, but never our shoulders!

Ahhh, the tacky 2000s, forever in our hearts…just like The O.C.!

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