The 2004 Jenna Rink Dress Is Totally Wearable Today

Plus, a few other 13 Going On 30 outfits that are surprisingly still on-trend.

Jenna Rink in a dress in 13 Going on 30
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Turning 30 is a milestone that warrants birthday cake galore, noteworthy festivities, and of course, the proper celebratory outfit. For Selena Gomez that looked like a chill party dress, but for my 30th, I was feeling more Jenna Rink vibes — you know, the principal character from the 2004 film 13 Going On 30. I was considering her iconic Jenna Rink dress (a.k.a. the rainbow print number) but ultimately went with the floral dress she wears while reorganizing magazines at a newsstand. The combination ended up looking surprisingly modern, and it's far from the only outfit from the film that would still work today.

Keep scrolling for seven other Jenna Rink outfits that are worth revisiting... right after you try the black pants and chunky shoes pairing from Miss Congeniality.

Pink Cardigans

Jenna Rink in a pink cardigan outfit in 13 Going on 30
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Please, just pack up this entire look and give it to me. Not only is the pink cardigan on-trend (Katie Holmes would approve), but celebrities such as Dua Lipa have been bringing back tiny, cotton tank tops similar to the one Jenna is wearing.

Rainbow Print [Garments]

Jenna Rink in a rainbow print dress in 13 Going On 30
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I'm not kidding, rainbow print is big for spring. Dior, Christian Siriano, and Paco Rabanne all included bright, multi-colored creations in their collections, while subtle cutouts continue to be a hit. I ultimately decided this dress was a tad over-the-top for a family brunch, but I did consider it. You can even get a replica custom-made on Etsy. Maybe that's my look for 31?

Layered Slip Dresses

Jenna Rink in slip dress and coat in 13 Going on 30
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Did Jenna frantically put together this outfit after discovering she went from tween to adult? Yes. But, between the slip dress and the classic jacket, she was on top of today's trending 1940s fashion.


13 Going on 30 Outfits
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Vera Wang, Dion Lee, Sandy Liang — corsets and lingerie-like looks are happening, people. Why not follow Jenna's lead and style a sexy top with a pleated, knee-length skirt? It's the perfectly balanced outfit.

Bootcut Jeans

Jenna Rink in a red top and bootcut jeans on 13 Going on 30
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I'm very much against the return of low-rise jeans (please, please, stay in the past), but I'm here for a bootcut. While this shot was taken behind the scenes, I'd simply swap out those Uggs for a sleek, square-toed boot or a platform sneaker and be on my way.

Shaggy Sweaters

Jenna Rink in a pink, shaggy sweater on 13 Going on 30
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Ok, I'm not sure if long, shaggy sweaters have technically made a comeback, but it seems like the obvious place to go after cardigans. In my mind, I picture Gigi Hadid stepping out in one styled with a bunch of layered necklaces. It's only a matter of time.

Bow-Embellished Shoes

Jenna Rink in a nude top, red skirt, and nude sandals with bow
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For me, the focus of this photo is Jenna's bow-embellished shoes (aside from, you know, the adorable dog). In a way, they remind me of Salvatore Ferragamo's Viva flats, meaning, all that's missing is pair of ankle socks, a.k.a. spring's must-have accessory.

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