It is October
3rd and if you don’t know the importance of today, let me
fill you in on a little secret. Today is Mean Girls Day, in honor
of the legendary film written by Tina Fey that
stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel
McAdams, Tim Meadows, Amy
Poehler, and Tina Fey herself! The 2004 American teen
comedy gives viewers an inside look at female high school social
cliques, the effects they can have on teens, and the difference
between a Queen Bee and a Wannabe. The movie has since become a
pop-culture phenomenon, as fans not only celebrate today as Mean
Girls Day but also continue to celebrate each Wednesday by wearing
movie quotes, and the hype of the film are not the only thing that
have lasted 16 years. Y2K fashion — or, style from the year 2000
— has become an increasingly popular fashion trend over the past
few years. Typical of many fashion looks, trends go in and out of
style, usually making comebacks every so often. Just think of the
increase in “mom jeans” right now, or the hype over scrunchies in
the last four years! Mean Girls is the perfect 2000s movie
to take inspiration from, so let’s take a look at our
favorite Mean Girls characters and steal one or two of
their best looks this October 3rd!
Cady Heron is
the main character and protagonist of Mean Girls. She
moves from Africa to the suburbs of Illinois and, for the first
time ever, sees how popularity divides a high school, both inside
and outside of the cafeteria. Cady finds herself invited to join
the popular group, initially using it as a way to get back at the
mean girls who rule the school, but ends up not just getting a
fashion makeover but also an attitude makeover for the worst! A
life of popularity is definitely not what Cady expected it to be,
but at least she got an upgraded wardrobe out of it! Let’s
see how we can do the same.
Cady Heron fashion, post-“Plastics” transformation, is
a pretty simple one to obtain. All you need is a V-neck blouse, a
pleated or plaid skirt, and a pair of below-the-ankle boots. Many
of these clothes you might even already have in your closet,
especially since plaid skirts have been making a recent comeback!
If you are instead going for the iconic first Cady Heron “On
Wednesdays we wear pink” outfit, then all you need is a pair
of khakis, sneakers, and a pink polo shirt!
as Regina George requires pink, pink, and more pink! Who
doesn’t love to be the bad girl? And a stylish one at that!
You can whip up the perfect Regina George fashion outfit with a
leather skirt, “dramatic” and sassy tight graphic tee,
a button-up sweater (left open of course), a tiny purse, and your
favorite pair of pink heels. Even after getting hit by that bus,
Regina still was walking every stage like it was the runway, and
you can do the same with this Mean Girls-inspired
Now, if the
last two outfits weren’t your style, don’t worry.
Perhaps your fashion inspiration is more of the ’90s grunge and emo
vibes that Janis Ian gave off throughout the movie. One way to
perfect this look would be to style your favorite tank or T-shirt
with a long sleeve shirt underneath, or a flannel over top, with a
black skirt, fishnet stockings, and a pair of high top Converse or
Doc Martens. If you don’t have a pair of fishnet stockings,
Janet also rocked those striped tights throughout the
piece of fashion inspiration I have for you is none other than Mrs.
George. The mother of Regina George, she is very much a fashion
icon herself and it makes total sense where Regina gets her sense
of style. I have four simple words for you: Juicy Couture Track
Suit. That’s all!
only October 3rd for today! So grab your favorite pink T-shirt,
your popcorn, and your Burn Book and stream Mean Girlswith your favorite clique. Might as well do some online shopping as
well – it takes time to make your closet as
“fetch” as these Mean Girls!