There’s no doubting The O.C’s influence on 2000s fashion. Between Marissa’s polo shirts and Chanel prom dress, Summer’s flip flops and bikinis and Anna’s pageboy hats, it’s safe to say the show spawned a thousand imitators. The spaghetti strap going out tops even have their own, circa 2019, Instagram page.
And like all good things, some of The O.C’s most famous fashion trends are coming back around. From cargo pants to aforementioned spaghetti straps, some of the show’s most iconic looks are so current they’d fit in perfectly on Bella Hadid’s Instagram feed. While polo shirts and capri pants might not have made it into the revamped zeitgeist just yet, there are a whole slew of O.C-era pieces that have been given new life. Below, our favourites.
Belted trench coats
Slip tops layered under T-shirts
Polka dot wrap dresses
One shouldered tanks
Cargo skirts with LOTS of pockets
Prairie tops (on Summer)