Best known to champion pop-punk fashion in the 2000s, Avril Lavigne has now made a comeback with both一music and red-carpet appearances. And as 2021 brings forth a giant era of nostalgia, the singer is playing a pivotal role in redefining low-rise jeans, bubblegum pink, fishnet and more in full force. Ever since she made her TikTok debut in June 2021 with a lip-syncing video to her famous single “Sk8er Boi,” Y2K aesthetic officially got a nod from the queen of the genre. Seen in a tank top, black shorts, suspenders, matching nails, Vans kicks, men’s striped tie and loads of rubber bracelets—Avril Lavigne brought back her iconic style from the 2000s with no filter and we’re here for it.
Ahead, we’re revisiting the past to focus the spotlight on her best rocker-chic inspired looks of all time.
1. MTV VMAs, 2002
For her debut at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002, the singer effortlessly cemented a style that today is known as the ‘classic Avril look.’ She was seen in a white tank top, oversized camouflage cargo pants, signature striped loose tie and a stack of spiked bracelets.
2. Birthday Party, 2005
For her birthday celebration in 2005, the singer opted for a rather goth look with a contemporary twist. Dressed in black head-to-toe, she also extended her love for black and hot pink to the balloons.
3. iHeartRadio Music Festival, 2013
She gave pop-punk royalty an edgier upgrade in this feathery Ramones tee, red skirt, fishnets, and black boots at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2013. Red eyeshadow weaved her look together for the ultimate punk vibe.
4. MTV VMAs, 2021
Bringing back the 2000s aesthetic to the forefront at the MTV Video Music Awards 2021, the singer was spotted in a gorgeous hot pink plaid suit. A crystal encrusted handbag was her arm candy of choice for the red-carpet event.
5. Abbey Dawn Show, 2009
For the release of Abbey Dawn’s Spring-Summer 2010 collection, Avril Lavigne walked the runway in a glitzy and edgy black number. The singer donned a crystal studded black dress and a wrist full of glam.
6. MTV VMAs Afterparty, 2003
To attend the VMAs red carpet, Avril Lavigne made an appearance in a black corset and matching low-rise striped pants. She finished her look with the iconic hot pink laced sneakers.
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