Early 2000’s media still influencing teen fashion today

Katelyn Pinkham, style editor

Twilight and Gilmore Girls are making a resurgence on TikTok, with the style and aesthetic influencing and inspiring teens.
“I appreciate that the style is something different, almost gothic, and I like the aesthetic of it,” said Holden Woolsey, a senior.
The first Twilight movie came out in 2008, and Gilmore Girls first aired in 2000. The style and aesthetic is Y2K and early 2000s-esque. This consists of simple outfits, such as low-rise jeans and a plain tight-fitting long sleeve. Guys tended to wear simple outfits as well, such as boot-cut jeans and a plain ringer tee. Being natural and authentic was a big part of the Twilight and Gilmore Girls fashion/aesthetic.
Twilight had more of a dark, cool toned type of aesthetic, while Gilmore Girls was more on the light, warm toned side. The main character of Twilight, Bella Swan, had a tomboy 2000s-esque style, while the main character of Gilmore Girls, Rory Gilmore, had a girlier look.e. Twilight’s style consisted of dark, simple clothing with light makeup and accessories. Dark blues, grays, blacks, and greens were the essential color palette in the movies. On the other hand, Gilmore Girls’ style had more of a feminine and dainty look. Gentle makeup, dainty jewelry, and light-wash denim played a key role in this style. Gilmore Girls color palette consisted of oranges, yellows, browns, and reds.
“I love the simplicity of the style, especially the jeans and layering,” said Maryn Johnson, a senior.
The style is starting to trend again on TikTok and other social media sites, inspiring some teenager’s style. The 2000’s style has been trending again for a while, but now people are taking direct inspiration from the characters of Twilight and Gilmore Girls. Teens make videos with titles such as, “Bella Swan Outfit Inspo”, or “Rory Gilmore Inspired Looks”. This style is easily accessible and able to be attained, which is why it could be trending again. A lot of 2000’s inspired clothing can be found at thrift stores and other second-hand shops for very low, reasonable prices.
“I love to go to Goodwill to find 2000s pieces, it reminds me of my childhood,” said Jenna Schnorr, a Grand Canyon University student.
The aesthetic of Twilight and Gilmore Girls can be very nostalgic for some teens. The early 2000s reminds some of their childhood and good times in their lives. Both series cater to the fall and winter aesthetic, which means cold weather and tons of nature. For people whose favorite months are fall and winter, these series may particularly interest them.