Avril Lavigne’s ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up’ Music Video: Look By Look

A still from Avril Lavigne’s ’Here’s To Never Growing Up’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

Prom season is upon us, you guys, and it looks like everyone, even Avril Lavigne, is getting into the spirit! The singer just premiered the video for her exuberant summer anthem “Here’s To Never Growing Up” this morning, and it’s every bit as nostalgia-inducing and fun-loving as the title suggests. She told MTV News earlier this week that her band swapped the clip’s original theme for prom, because that way “we can dress up, the band can be in cool tuxedos,” and boy, we’re glad they did. When else would we be able to bear witness to Avril and her crew donning formalwear onstage (tulle dress and gold crown included)?! They might not be the most realistic fake prom band, per se, but that’s definitely NOT the point. This vid’s all about rocking out, not caring, and, duh, being young. Plus, with more than one Radiohead reference and—spoiler alert!—a complete revival of that “Complicated” outfit, Avril’s clearly channeling her highschool self. Intrigued? Take a trip down memory lane and get the full style breakdown below!

AVRIL LAVIGNE, PROM QUEEN

A still from Avril Lavigne’s ’Here’s To Never Growing Up’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

Alright, so we never would’ve in a million years expected to see Avril sporting a dress before her wedding to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, but here she is! She might be wearing a short, pale blue frock with a deep V-neck, but this ensemble is ANYTHING but classically girly. The singer’s totally owning the look with smudged back eyeliner, and, staying true to the prom theme, a gold wire crown.

CHECK MATE

A still from Avril Lavigne’s ’Here’s To Never Growing Up’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

“Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs”…and wearing it splashed across Avril’s chest. This outfit is one of several Radiohead call-outs throughout the video, and here she’s paying sartorial homage to the band in an off-white vintage tee. She’s glammed it up, though, Avril-style, in spiky heels and checkered pants. Which, as we all know, this girl LOVES plaid.

REPPING RADIOHEAD

A still from Avril Lavigne’s ’Here’s To Never Growing Up’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

Radiohead reference #2! This time she’s paired the top with a leather jacket and jeans—otherwise known as the perfect attire for wreaking havoc on a highschool classroom?!

’COMPLICATED’ THROWBACK

A still from Avril Lavigne’s ’Here’s To Never Growing Up’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

The singer leaves us with a real kicker as she skateboards down the halls of the high school. She’s doing the COMPLETE Avril Lavigne fashion throwback here, from the white tank top to the tie, to the stacked bracelets, to the black bottoms. It’s almost an exact revival of her “Complicated” music video look from 2002—which, coincidentally, she released when she was about 18. Talk about coming full circle! And you’d never know she’s 28 now, because even with that glistening 14-carat rock on her hand (courtesy of Chad), a fashion line, and about a billion other projects, the star hasn’t changed one bit. See for yourself in the video below!

+ AVRIL LAVIGNE’S ’HERE’S TO NEVER GROWING UP’ MUSIC VIDEO

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