ESC: Early '00s Style, Paris Hilton

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Trends always make a comeback.

The fanny packs and slogan tees of the '80s are back; the mom jeans and scrunchies of the '90s are seeing resurgence—so it'd make sense early 2000s trends would return, too. What exactly does that look like? We have to take a stroll down memory lane back to the style stars who ruled the red carpet at the time: Britney Spears and her fedoras, Missy Elliott and her tracksuits and even Lauren Conrad and her very American Eagle-friendly style. 

Celebrities in the early aughts wore a mishmash of styles—some good; some bad and probably unlikely to return. But which trend is right for you? Let's take current pieces you like to wear now and apply the wardrobe formula to stars in the '00s who would wear the same. 

At the very least, you'll meet your Y2K spirit animal. 

Keep scrolling to find which 2000s trends may work best for you!

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Ashanti

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ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Britney Spears

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ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Avril Lavigne

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ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Lauren Conrad

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ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Missy Elliott

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ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Lucy Liu

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ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: 2000s Style

ESC: Early '00s Style, Paris Hilton

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