The Hills Style Moments We’ll Never Forget (the Good, the Bad and the Really Bad)

We laughed with themwe cried with them, and whether or not you’d like to admit it, we definitely took fashion cues from them. Back in 2004, MTV’s Laguna Beach provided the world with an unprecedented look into on the lives of SoCal’s young and privileged teens (a.k.a. Lauren Conrad and friends). Roughly two years later, The Hills premiered, chronicling Lauren’s life as a young adult, alongside her crew: Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Lo Bosworth, Whitney Port, etc.

This was a time before Instagram, Snapchat and smartphones existed, so it was a pretty big deal, TBH. Where else were you able to catch a glimpse of the Teen Vogue closet or what really went down on set during a photo shoot? Of course, many of the events that transpired weren’t entirely realistic (who sends a staff member on a red-eye from L.A. to Manhattan to personally deliver a gown to their boss?!), but it was definitely entertaining. And then there was the style. Bejewelled spaghetti tops via Fred Segal and Kitson, distressed denim capris, braided belts during the height of the boho-chic movement, and oversized EVERYTHING. Handbags, headbands, sunglasses—you name it. Basically the dream in 2006.

That said (and since we love a good throwback) we’re taking a look at the most epic style moments in The Hills, from amazing to WTF?!