Wardrobe essentials for every Noughties teen!


The pressure to be "cool" as a teen took over every aspect of our lives – most notably our style choices.

"Camouflage combats are in? Okay, I'll be needing them for my Confirmation outfit, thanks mam."

"Hair mascara is the new thing? Best get it in neon pink AND yellow, to be safe."

Let's be honest, you were nothing as a Noughties teen if you didn't have at least one of the following questionable items at your disposal…

1. A tattoo choker
So edgy. Bonus points if you had the multicoloured version – it went with EVERYTHING. In a move that nobody could have predicted, these have actually come back into fashion in a big way – we're as baffled as you are.

2. A pair of platform Skechers
Or any kind of Skechers, really. The platform kind were for special occasions but if you were lucky your mam might let you wear them into town on a Saturday too. Instant cool.

3. A Juicy Couture velour tracksuit
Style and functionality! Well, yours was actually from Penneys but it still had diamante on the bum. 

4. Avril Lavigne everything
Straight hair and eyeliner were only the beginning. The Noughties rock chick was nothing without low-rise combats, a "vest top" and a rake of studded leather bracelets.

5. A pair of ill-fitting jeans
If we could just go back to 2004 and gently point our 15-year-old selves in the direction of skinny jeans, things would be so different. Back then it was all about the flares, rolled up with heels if you wanted to look sexy for the disco.

6. Coloured UGG boots
Basically a giant version of a baby bootie. Perfect.

7. A silver bellybutton bar
Preferably with a jewelled butterfly or star hanging off it. Shudder.

8. A boob tube
Now that we actually have boobs, it has become painfully clear that the strapless look is not for everyone. Back then though, it was fair game.