For women born between 1987 and 1992, Lizzie McGuire is a Millennial idol. She was the bedazzled, bandana-wearing, “I want a bra!” screaming sherpa who guided us through our adolescence, filling a void the Olsens twins left (who was then followed by another star, Hannah Montana). To those of us who grew up with Lizzie, she was a voice when we didn’t feel heard. We laughed through her “punk” phase, gasped when they revealed her Italian doppelgänger, and cried in mutual understanding that, sometimes, the guy you liked just didn’t like you back.
Despite the show’s brief run between 2001 and 2003, its impact was paramount. But beyond her wise-cracking parents and platonic throuple friendship, the greatest thing about the teen sitcom was her style. She wore everything we loved—and subsequently hated—about post-millennial fashion. No top was left un-embellished, over-accessorizing was an art form, and Lizzie’s hair was crimped within an inch of its life.
According to the Fall 2019 runways, her distinctively Aughties style is back. Eckhaus Latta embraced tie dye just like Lizzie did in the pilot episode. Michael Kors styled his models with bandanas worn exactly how she would. So it only make sense that Urban Outfitters is cashing in on 2000s-era trends, teaming up with the Steve Madden to relaunch their iconic platforms.
You may recognize these sandals from McGuire’s avatar: Yep, those platform orange sandals are being revived. In fact, the collection consists of two different styles in three colors each. And even though you might feel worried about reliving your blunder years in these sandals, you can tone down the look with a simple tank top and jeans.
Steve Madden UO Exclusive Platform Thong Sandal