Can You Believe This ’80s-Style-Clad Teen Getting Sting’s Autograph Is Gwen Stefani?

Other celebrities should just postpone their Way Back Wednesday and even their Throwback Thursday posts for next week because Gwen Stefani’s blast-from-the-past tweet on Sunday just can’t be beat.

In the ultimate throwback photo, a 14-year-old Gwen Stefani was captured getting Sting’s autograph way back in 1983. Clad in a boxy, cropped sweater, loose khaki shorts, and white slingback flats, young Gwen is the very picture of a starstruck teen. Meanwhile, Sting is the very image of a rock star perched on a motorcycle with spiky blond hair and in an all-black outfit.

Gwen Stefani's throwback tweet captioned with the message "chunky me 1983. getting @officialsting autograph backstage." - posted on Twitter on February 2, 2014Gwen Stefani’s throwback tweet captioned with the message “chunky me 1983. getting @officialsting autograph backstage.” – posted on Twitter on February 2, 2014

What elevates this throwback to whole ‘nother level is how 20 years after this picture was taken, Gwen Stefani and Sting would perform on stage together during the 2003 Super Bowl halftime show. Isn’t that like the most awesome thing to happen to a fan? We’re getting goosebumps just thinking about it. Gwen also tweeted the following video of their performance, saying through hashtags that it was the #bestnightever and it was a #dreamcometrue.

Gwen has certainly come a long way from that 1983 picture, both career-wise and fashion-wise. From her retro ’80s threads, her fashion sense has now majorly evolved to this fierce rock-and-roll-inspired style:

Gwen Stefani wearing black strappy sandal bootiesGwen Stefani leaving a meeting in Los Angeles, California, on January 22, 2014

pregnant Gwen Stefani weParing inappropriate shoesGwen Stefani in a Twitter picture captioned “bump it #allblack #inappropriateshoes #capturethemoment #miracle gx” and taken on January 21, 2014

Gwen Stefani wearing high heel Doc MartensGwen Stefani heading to her parents’ house in Beverly Hills, California, on December 27, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing high heel Doc MartensGwen Stefani leaving a doctor’s office in a medical building in Los Angeles, California, on December 23, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing red high heel Doc MartensGwen Stefani heading out to have lunch with bandmate Tony Kamal at Crossroads restaurant in West Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on December 5, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing black chain gray sandalsGwen Stefani going to a friend’s baby shower in Yorba Linda, California, on September 28, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing striped blue pumpsGwen Stefani after dropping off her son Zuma at his school in Los Angeles, California, on September 26, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing white pumps leopard print outfitGwen Stefani heading to a baby shower for a family member at her parents’ house in Beverly Hills, California, on September 15, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing black strappy sandalsGwen Stefani leaving her son Zumba’s school in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2013

Gwen Stefani wearing blue mesh bootiesGwen Stefani leaving Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, California, on September 11, 2013

And these are just her maternity outfits documented since she announced that she’s pregnant with baby boy #3. Fashion, rocking out on stage, making her dreams come true — no one does them all quite like Gwen Stefani.

Credit: Michael Wright / WENN / Gwen Stefani's Twitter and Instagram

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