We're sorry, but these old trends are totally back.

By Samantha Sutton
Sep 28, 2020 @ 2:10 pm
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Scrolling through social media sometimes feels like traveling back in time. No matter the platform, you'll likely spot someone wearing something that was popular in the early '00s, and while we've definitely seen some questionable comebacks (flip flops, popcorn shirts, etc.), not every throwback trend is terrible.

In fact, looking back at the year 2000, we spotted a handful of celebrity outfits that would totally fly in 2020. From matching sets to cargo pants, it's time to revisit the pieces that are still considered cute decades later.

Neve Campbell


We'll forever enjoy a pre-made outfit, and throwing on a co-ord is still one of our favorite tricks. Plus, the Scream actress pulled Bella Hadid's favorite sexy move, leaving a few shirt buttons unfastened to create a crop top.

Jennifer Lopez

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We may have momentarily moved away from cargo pants, but perhaps it was the comfort factor that lured us back in. We're still big fans of how J.Lo balanced out these baggy bottoms with a tiny, form-fitting tee.

Julia Roberts

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Leather pants (Shop Similar: $154; dailypaper.com) with a suede jacket — just like Emily Ratajkowski, we'll be taking notes from Roberts' throwback looks and copying this pairing, ASAP.

Halle Berry

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While we debate whether or not Berry is a vampire, we'll be admiring her shiny red carpet pants, which kind of remind us of current styles from Simon Miller (Shop Similar: $390; simonmiller.com) or L'Agence ($350; lagence.com).

Mariah Carey

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There aren't many occasions that call for sexy mini dresses these days, but once we find the perfect opportunity to get dressed up? We'll be channeling Carey, styling a strappy blue number (Shop Similar: $68; revolve.com) with square-toed sandals.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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We'll always love a leather jacket, but lately, we've noticed that the leather blazer (Shop Similar: $98; shopbop.com) reigns supreme, just like it did for SMG on the red carpet. We'd honestly style it the exact same way: over an all-black outfit, complete with some fun sunglasses.

Selma Blair

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Selma Blair recently told InStyle how much she loves fashion and runway shows, and we weren't surprised. The actress has always stepped out in something sleek and timeless, like this white monochromatic look that featured a cozy sweater (Shop Similar: $40; uniqlo.com).

Missy Elliott

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Speaking of sticking with a single color, we still enjoy this set — with a few standout details — from Missy Elliot. Chains are definitely making a comeback (even masks have them now).

Tia & Tamera Mowry


The ornate-printed pants (kind of like the recent return of paisley) and the sequined cap-sleeve dress (Shop Similar: $140; eloquii.com) are two vintage styles we'd immediately add to our carts on Etsy.


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It's possible that you saw bandana and scarf tops all summer long, but let's remember who did 20 years ago: Queen Beyoncé (with color-coordinated pants, too).

Amanda Bynes

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We did tell you that flip flops have risen from the grave (along with Birkenstocks and, yes, Crocs), but breezy printed dresses and denim jackets are two staples we'll never, ever part with.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Leave it to JLD to remind us of a quick styling hack 20 years after the fact: when in doubt, go with a black top and bottom, then punch it up with a vibrant accessory or layer, such as a pink jacket. We also love the addition of the green glasses — a no-fail color combo!


If 2020 had a uniform, it would 100% be a comfortable, oversized sweatsuit or tracksuit. Plus, Aaliyah's version was Tommy Hilfiger, a brand that's still beloved by fashion icons and celebrities. (Seriously — how do we get our hands on this '00s set?!)

Britney Spears

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Angelina convinced us that the shawl was cool again, while the whimsical side of us is also lusting over Spears' bejeweled going-out top and feathered heels. Plus, according to Instagram, the singer still loves florals.

Courteney Cox

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We're very much into preppy sweater sets and cardigans at the moment, so Cox's matchy-matchy look is high up on our must-try list.

Christina Aguilera


Just like how a blazer can instantly transform an outfit, a long duster jacket (Shop Similar: $150; nordstrom.com) has the same effect. We'd throw it over any outfit combination to make it more elevated.

Jessica Simpson

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Perhaps it's our love of joyful fashion paired with a passion for voluminous, metallic details, but there's no doubt we'll be using Simpson's dress as inspiration once the holidays roll around.