Ten years ago today, The O.C. debuted and it totally has us reminiscing for the days when we were positive that Mischa Barton had a long and fruitful career ahead of her.
Yes, we were young and naive, and that’s why this TV show introduced us to many things that characterized our middle school years. We swooned over Ryan Atwood, quoted Seth Cohen (while crushing hard on him too, duh), imitated Summer Roberts’ sass, and lusted after Marissa Cooper’s closet. And while these four characters were the core of the show, you could always rely on a parade of new cameos, with each newcomer bringing their own style je ne sais quoi, — remember quirky Anna and Marissa’s ladylove Alex, aka Olivia Wilde?
Now that we’ve stoked your nostalgia, we’ve got 18 of The O.C.’s most memorable fashion moments, from Seth’s Chrismukkah sweater to that dress Marissa wore to formal that was practically couture.
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this is some kind of spaceship or something.