15 Things Every Sk8r Girl Wore In The '00s To Channel Their Inner Avril Lavigne

In the early 2000s, I thought I was Avril Lavigne, pining after that damned sk8er boi and his antics. Studded belts, striped shirts, and band tees were my literal aesthetic, because there were just certain things every sk8er girl wore in the ’00s. In retrospect, I’m definitely cringing at the outfits that I thought were so cool, but hey, we all went through an awkward phase. And if you didn’t — were you a real teenager? I can remember my awkward stage a little too well.

Sk8er girls – you here with me? When you weren’t busy essentially crashing your parents’ computer from downloading too much Avril on Limewire, you were probably wearing ties with t-shirts and Sharpie-ing your converse sneakers. Or, if you weren’t into Converses, you definitely had some DC sneakers paired with a shoelace belt. In. Several. Colors.

But here’s the ultimate test: Complete this lyric: “He was a boy, she was a girl….” I bet you can finish the entire song. It’s still catchy, admit it. You loved Jackass, idolized Bam Margera, and rounded out your CD collection with the likes of Fall Out Boy, The All American Rejects, and Panic! At The Disco. And while you were listening, you were definitely pretending you were at Warped Tour, collecting all the sick stickers, and maybe moshing. If you were extra sk8 or die, you probably had a chain wallet.

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You feel me on this one yet? Ah, so much nostalgia from the angsty years. If you were a sk8er girl of the early 2000s, you will definitely relate to all these.

1. Studded Belts

Three Row Pyramid Belt, $15.20, hottopic.com

Major feels with this one.

2. Skate Brand Sweatshirts

DC Shoes Women's Allstar Pullover Hoodie, $35.95, tactics.com

Perfect with some destroyed denim.

3. High Top Sneakers

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In every single color.

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4. Ripped Leggings

Ripped Up Torn Apart Leggings, $18.95, sohogirl.com

Maybe with a black ballerina skirt?

5. Band Tees

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I had so many of these, and I probably didn't even know any of said band's songs.

6. Doc Martens

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We still rock these today.

7. Pleated Skirts

Black and Red Schoolgirl Tartan Plaid Pleated Mini Skirt Highland, $37.50, amazon.com

But with a tie and fishnets.

8. Camo Pants

Rothco The Vintage Paratrooper Fatigue Pants in Urban Digital Camo, $23.95, karmaloop.com

Yes to this with a crop top.

9. A Keyboard Tie

Piano Keys Tie, $25, ties.com

I wanted one of these so bad.

10. Wrist Sweatbands

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Even if you didn't really skate in real life, you needed these.

11. Studded Cuffs

Black Leather Studded Bracelet, $16.95, billythetree.com

Bonus points if you had one on each hand.

12. Flannel

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This was basically you.

13. Vans

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The ultimate skater girl look.

14. Fishnet Sleeves

Black Fishnet Adult Arm Warmers, $3, orientaltrading.com

For a little extra flair.

15. Colored Extensions

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You were way cooler if they were permanent, but extensions count, too.

Brb, listening to "Sk8er Boi" right now on repeat. I'm missing the 2000s hard — thank God we have YouTube to help us remember.

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