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Take Style Cues From '00s Girl Bands This Weekend

Twinning? Try tripletting.

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The beginning of the new academic year can mean one of two things to students: either an epic reunion with all your BFFs, or the opportunity to make new ones if you’re entering freshman year. What better way to bond than by forming a kick-ass all-female pop group. Or, at the very least, dressing like one. 

There are few things more empowering than coordinating with your besties and hitting the club, and with the influx of so many throwback trends, right now is the perfect time to emulate your favorite girl bands from the early ’00s. So bust out the baby blue eyeshadow and take note. 

The key to achieving an on-point squad look is not to twin (or, indeed, triplet), but to emphasize each gang member’s best qualities while keeping the general vibe on the same level. That vibe is, of course, dependant on the type of tunes you’ll be synchronized dancing to: for the don’t-need-a-man banger, think tough fabrics like leather and more masculine prints like camouflage. When it comes to the thumping party anthem, think dance floor-appropriate looks that catch the light as you shimmy.  

Have fun with details that pair well together, like heavy duty eyelets and grommets to break up more romantic pieces. Alternatively, keep the color scheme the same but change up the textures, like a slick metallic dress alongside a fluffy two-piece. 

We’ve seen some amazing music video looks over the past few months: from Lorde’s dress and sneaker combo in Green Light and Miley’s all-white closet for Malibu, to all of Taylor Swift’s badass personas in Look What You Made Me Do, but there is no denying that a girl band of at least three is the ultimate closet challenge with the biggest payoff. 

Maybe you want to rock up to homecoming in coordinating sequin pantsuits, or perhaps you’d rather keep the dressing up in your dorm room (only to be seen by your Snapchat followers): however you and your squad choose to style yourselves this semester, we’ve got all the inspo you need for the perfect three-piece throwback costumes. 

Check out how the experts of '00s pop nailed the coordinated closet look and shop our selection of outfits inspired by them:

The sisters-doing-it-for-themselves anthem



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Plugged NYC Nikki Camo Top - $62 and Pants - $115
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The Ragged Priest Destiny Crop - $35
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Forever21 Plus Size Camo Print Mini Skirt - $23
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The let's-get-this-party-started tune



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Missguided Plus Size Metallic Mesh T-Shirt Dress - $48
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As I Am Metamorphosis Bralette - $25 and Skirt - $40
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For Love & Lemons Luna Metallic Dress - $171
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The step-up-your-game song



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Forever21 Plus Size Velvet Crop Top - $28
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Jaded London Cut Out Choker Bodycon Dress - $58
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PrettyLittleThing Leopard Print Slinky Bandeau Crop Top - $20 and Flared Pants - $35
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The Romance-ain't-dead ballad



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Pink Plastic Diamond Dress - $55
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Free People Bella Sequin Romper - $280
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Shein Sequin Backless Cami Dress - $39
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The don't-mess-with-me track



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Storets Eva Biker Mini Dress - $108
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Glamorous Stars'n'Hearts Leather Jacket - $292
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The Ragged Priest Brace Jean - £75
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