28 Nostalgic Fashion Moments We Witnessed on The Hills and Laguna Beach
Before they were designers or style setters, not even Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari were immune to the truly nostalgic fashion of the early 2000s — and we have the footage to prove it. With the news of the new season of The Hills: New Beginnings coming back to MTV, we decided its time to revisit the biggest trends to come out of show. If you were to rewind to 2004 and binge-watch the shows that first made them famous, we're betting the microminis, bandage dresses, pedal pushers, and visor shades might just prove that Lauren, Kristin, Heidi, Brody, and the rest of their crew weren't really all that different from you and your friends in high school. But don't take our word for it — scroll through for 28 completely 2000s fashion moments straight from Laguna Beach and The Hills. Source: MTV
1. Pedal Pushers
Because why decide between pants or shorts? Lauren Conrad certainly didn't while visiting TRL.
Neither did Kristin Cavallari.
Heidi Montag gave us preppy on top, party on the bottom?
Audrina Patridge was a fan of the camouflage skirt.
The smaller the skirt, the bigger the boots — right, Kristin?
3. Bandage Dresses
Heidi showed off the going-out uniform in a barely there bandage dress and platform heels.
Kristin Cavallari proved the dress could get even sexier with cutouts.
Audrina Patridge had the uniform down while out in 2008.
4. Minis and Boots
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, this look always called for knee-high boots.
Heidi channeled Risky Business-meets-Wild Wild West.
5. Leggings as Pants
The comfort of home, even on the red carpet.
We don't think Lauren's long dress needed leggings underneath, but that's the 2000s for you.
6. Going-Out Tops and Jeans
What would a party be in Laguna Beach without this look?
Again, Lauren proved a shiny satin top and boot-cut jeans are always appropriate.
How else would you dress up an LBD?
8. Tiny Tops and Tiny Shorts
The barely there top was the natural choice to complete barely there shorts.
Kristen was also a fan of styling a strappy shirt with shorts and heels.
9. White Tank Tops
Lauren proved they're event-ready with the right accessories.
10. Lingerie-Inspired Clothing
Bringing corsets to the red carpet.
Again and again.
The easiest way to dress up your underthings? Boots, of course!
11. Tube Dresses
Is there anything easier to throw on?
Add flats and a tote, and you're ready for whatever the day brings, without the risk of a tan line. That's crucial in Laguna Beach.
12. The Skinny Scarf
The skinny scarf and the newspaper boy hat? A total 2000s vibe.
13. Matching Your Blazer to Your Shirt
We're not sure who told Jason Whaler he had to stay this color-coordinated.
14. Visor Shades
Because the sun never sets on the cool.
Not even indoors.
15. Denim Blazers
It's the blazer that's perfect for beach-party casual.
16. Tube Tops
Like the tube dress, though often worn with your favorite flares. Just throw it on and go.