Growing up at the turn of the 2000s meant your childhood was likely marked by memories of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton sporting seriously chic (at the time) Juicy Couture velour tracksuits. The pastel-colored sweats and matching zip-ups offered up both comfort and fashion, and became a major fashion must-have on college campuses. (Bonus points if you convinced your parents to get you the ones with “JUICY” splashed across the bum.)
But if you thought the early millennial athleisure moment was long gone, Juicy Couture’s newly appointed creative director just may prove you wrong. According to The Cut, celebrity stylist Jamie Mizrahi is here for the nostalgia, and he’s considering bringing back the Juicy classic.
In honor of the ultimate #TBT, here’s a look back at six times the iconic two-piece served up serious sass and inspiration on screen.
Summer Roberts, The OC
The show’s beloved leading lady (well, after Marissa Cooper’s fiery death) was as perky and peppy as she was unapologetic and, at times, oh-so-angry with affable BF Seth Cohen. But she was always BFF #goals, and lived by the motto, “If I say something that I don’t believe in, I could end up with the wrong life.”
Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
As the strong, independent, entrepreneurial (highly caffeinated) single mom to Rory, Lorelai was the ultimate example of how to be an actual cool mom. “It’s all any of us wants—to find a nice person to hang out with ’til we drop dead,” she famously quipped. “Not a lot to ask.”
Mrs. George, Mean Girls
And then there was the other safe sex-advocating “cool mom,” who just wanted to hang with her popular daughter and her friends. The [booze-free] margarita-serving mom was the head of a rule-free household, and she had that Jingle Bell Rock choreography on lock, proving she really wasn’t “like a regular mom.”
Nicki Moore, The Bling Ring
“I’m a firm believer in Karma, and I think this situation is a huge learning lesson for me,” Nicki once said. “I want to lead a country one day for all I know.” Now if only she could’ve kicked that stealing habit…
Gabrielle Solis, Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria’s character was a fan favorite, and her wardrobe was as juicy as her storylines (think a house arrest, a financial crisis, a miscarriage, and more). But the gossip-loving housewife was strong, witty, and always earning her LOLs.
Jennifer Check, Jennifer’s Body
When a boy band attempted to sacrifice her to some sort of satanic entity, Jennifer persevered. (What, like it’s hard?) And she’s the one who once said, “PMS isn’t real—it was invented by the boy-run media to make us seem like we’re crazy.”
If you’re looking for even more on-screen life guidance, check out these mood-boosting Netflix picks and this groundbreaking new female-driven cannabis show.
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