Ashley Benson's Throwback Instagram Proves Her Early '00s Fashion Was On Point

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 16: Actress Ashley Benson attends the inaugural event for BKB, Big Knockout Boxing, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on August 16, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
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I don't know about you, but there are plenty of outfits from the early-to-mid 2000s that I'd like to forget I ever wore. A pleated denim miniskirt with a frayed edge comes immediately to mind. The period wasn't entirely bad for fashion, but there were definitely some rough spots. Even celebrities had a hard time. Take Ashley Benson's early '00s throwback Instagram, in which she looks like a poster child for the era.

To be fair, the Pretty Little Liars actress was 15 years old at the time the (actually rather adorable) photo was taken. She's pictured posing with two friends wearing a stretchy white shirt (like, bright white) with blue and pink stripes up the sleeves that perfectly matches her asymmetrical cotton skirt and sparkly earrings. Add to that a denim jacket and a flip phone and viola! You have an outfit that appears to have been stolen from the Mean Girls costume closet.

It helps that Benson is an adorable, rather Regina George-esque 15 year-old. But still. This outfit is rough. It will probably give you horrifying flashbacks to when you yourself were an awkward teen wearing too much pink, or too much Hot Topic, or whatever your fashion poison happened to be circa 2005. Scroll down at your own risk.

(But actually you should totally scroll down because teenage Ashley Benson was cute has heck.)

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