Celebrity Style

The Best 2000s Outfits from High School Musical

Shrugs, newsboy caps, and more.

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Back in 2006, High School Musical launched a thousand careers — and provided the perfect time capsule for 2000s fashion. Ahead, the best throwback looks from the decade that are back in style today.

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Tees Over Long Sleeves

Layering was at its height in the 2000s, when the cast layered tees over long-sleeve shirts of all styles. The key was making sure that the full-length sleeve showed through, but maybe a cool neckline or collar from underneath as well.
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Drop Waist Dresses

Gabriella concludes the film in a bright red dress with 2000s-era flourishes like a drop-waist and fitted bodice, bringing waistlines as low as the jeans everyone was wearing as well.
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Limitless Layering

There was no limit to the amount of layers in the 2000s, as Troy proves in a tee, button-down, and zip-up sweatshirt, all in similar neutral tones.
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“Going Out” Looks

The “going out” top is coming back into fashion, but it was a giant mainstay of the early-aughts. Gabriella shows off the most popular way of styling the satin cami, teaming it with a pair of flare jeans and finishing with an open cropped cardigan sweater.
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Shrugs

Leave it to Sharpay to wear all of the more eye-catching trends of the 2000s, with one of the most memorable being her sequin-covered short-sleeve cropped shrug. Adding just a little more sparkle to her already crystal-studded cami and peasant mini skirt, her look was the envy of all the girls at the time.
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Newsboy Caps

Siblings Sharpay and Ryan both took part in the throwback trend, adding newsboy caps of all materials, colors, and more to as many looks as they could.