Think back to yourself 15 years ago on any given Thursday night. What were you doing? Well, if you’re anything like us, you were probably glued to the television watching the wonder that was The O.C.
While the juicy plot lines and dreamy California settings drew us in, it’s the fashion on the show that really hooked us. Seriously — who didn’t want to dress like Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts in 2003? They were each fashion icons in their own right, with quintessential California girl wardrobes. And to be honest, with the rebirth of some of the most popular 2000s trends, their style is just as relevant today. To celebrate 15 years of The O.C.
style (can't believe it's been that long!), we culled some of our favorite fashion moments from the show, showcasing all the trends that are just as buzzy today. California, here we come …
The Band Tee: Sure, band tees have been around since long before the premiere of The O.C., but the graphic must-have look popped up throughout the season — most famously on Marissa Cooper. These days, you can find band tees at a slew of major retailers (and of course, at actual concerts). We love pairing this go-to with jeans, ankle boots, and a moto jacket for a night out. (Photo via Warner Brothers)
Urban Outfitters Nirvana T-Shirt ($39)
: Believe it or not, this is actually a dress, meaning it's even more versatile. This fall, try tucking it into your trousers or wear over jeans for an alternative dress-over-pants look.
Forever 21 Pink Floyd Graphic Tee ($18)
: This may just be the tee you want to wear every weekend this fall. Pair with jeans, a leather jacket, and sneakers for an effortlessly cool vibe.
The Cowl Neck: Take a glimpse at many of the tops throughout the series and you’ll notice the subtle cowl detail. While we hadn’t seen the early-2000s mainstay for a while, the trend is back this year in a multitude of silhouettes, adorning everything from tank tops to dresses. (Photo via Warner Brothers)
River Island Cowl Neck Slip Dress ($57)
: If you're on the hunt for a pretty dress to wear to your upcoming weddings, try this showstopper. A satin blazer would be a welcome addition once the temps start dropping.
Reformation Opal Dress ($218):
Wear this beautiful dress now as-is, and layer with a cardigan when the temperatures start to dip.
The Logo Bag
: We’ve basically reached peak logo mania
this year, but the retro trend also saw traction back in The O.C.
days, like on Summer’s bag here. This season, the bolder, the better —find a brand you love and stand behind it in a major way with a stylish logo bag. (Photo via Warner Brothers)
Coach Camera Bag ($250)
: This is the perfect bag style if you're looking to remain hands-free for a day of running around.
The Pink Floral Dress
: The color of 2018? (And, well, 2017 for that matter?) Pink. Millennial pink
isn’t going anywhere, and it’s safe to say The O.C.
crew loved the hue too, as we saw in Summer and Marissa’s expansive wardrobes. (Photo via Warner Brothers)
Yumi Kim Darby Wrap Dress ($248)
: You could wear this gorgeous floral frock to a multitude of occasions: to the office, a cocktail party, a wedding. We could go on...
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