This is one insufferable trend from the aughts that guys used to sport. Their hair would be so hard from an excess of gel that it wouldn’t budge even in a friggin' hurricane. I think “friggin'” was a 2000s word that isn’t cool anymore either. [Editor's note: YES IT IS!]
This was the quintessential “cool girl” phone. If you didn’t have this you would probably be sitting alone in the school cafeteria eating packets of mayonnaise. Suffice it to say, I didn’t have a Motorola Razor... and I really love mayonnaise.
Garden State was the quintessential movie to explain '00s existential anxiety. If you were a teenager in the early '00s you definitely had this soundtrack on repeat, which including "Such Great Heights" and "Caring is Creepy." You probably cried while listening to it, too.
Well, it certainly isn’t cool to do this anymore. But people still do lots of things that aren’t cool…including this. But for the most part, we’ve now replaced duck lips with beautifying Snapchat filters. I wonder how not cool those will look in 10 years.
Back in the day Abercrombie and Fitch was the Gucci of teenage clothing. Now thanks to Michael Stanton Jeffries absurd comments, Abercrombie and Fitch is just a store for a**hole posers. I actually used to work there my senior year of high school, and truth be told, it was still a store for a**hole posers back then.
These were probably our best seller at Abercrombie and B*tch. So the point of ‘00s girl clothing was to show as much of the "v" as possible, without actually showing the "v." Come on, we’ve got to leave a little something to the imagination.
These chunky highlights were the bane of our existence, even back then. I don’t understand how anyone thought that this would ever be a good idea. If you squint while looking at it, it looks like the girl is balding and trying to cover it up (poorly) with a comb over.
Avril Lavigne brought the tie craze to every "misunderstood" teenage girl back in the aughts. The skater anti-conformist conformist look championed by her was all the rage. But let’s not rage against the dying of this trend.
The word “chunky,” while rude when applied to a person's body, was pretty cool when applied to clothing in the aughts. Guys and girls would sport these chunky skater sneakers, even if they never stepped on a skateboard in their entire lives.
Well, this doesn't even have the chance of being cool again because that s**t went bankrupt. This is where girls would shop if they felt that they fell somewhere in between preppy and emo/punk. They did have some cool graphic tees, though.
This trend was almost as bad as the movie of the same name. If you didn’t look like you just got f**ked by a pixie dust wielding fairy (the mythical creature…come on guys) back in the ‘00s, well, then you were just ... dull.
Huh, Christina Aguilera made a few poor fashion choices back in the ‘00s, didn’t she? Anyway, girls turned into compulsive pluckers in ‘00s. Now the thicker the brow the better. Though sometimes it does get a bit out of hand nowadays. Some girls look like they have woolly bear caterpillars on the top of their eyes instead of brows.
Well, all lips gloss was pretty popular in the ‘00s, but Juicy Tubes was something else. It was more like an industrial strength glue than it was a lip gloss. If you had long hair on a windy day while wearing this goop on your lips you were in for all sorts of trouble.
Oh, and last but not least, the Juicy Couture track suit. Honestly, these may not be cool anymore. But they were super f***ing comfortable. It essentially gave you an excuse to wear your pajamas in public.