Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Top Ten 90's Trends (Part 1)

I was born in the 80's but attended middle and high school in the 90's. I was doing a bit of reminiscing about the good 'ole days and couldn't help but cringe and laugh about some of our fashion obsessions in the 90's. Here are just a few of my faves:

1. - The Starter jacket. Everyone owned or wanted a Starter jacket to represent their fave sports team. It became such a fashion "statement" that even those who had no interest in sports got one. I had a Charlotte Hornets Starter hat simply because I liked the colors of purple and teal. Yikes... I never went as far as the jacket though.

2. - The bindi! We bedazzled our forehead and sometimes even got a little crazy and put them on the side of each eye. Oh gosh! Thanks Gwen Stefani!

3. - Overalls but with one strap unhinged. I actually was a big fan of the overalls, I hope they become "in" again soon ,although, I am sure I will be too old to rock the look again. Sigh...

4. - Knee highs. Thanks Cher (from Clueless that is)! I loved this trend and totally rocked in it high school. I only recently thought about it as quite inappropriate for school girls to be running around in mini skirts and knee highs, a pervy high school teacher's dream. Yuck!

5. - How about this one: the spaghetti strapped shirt but we made them even hotter by putting a white t-shirt underneath. Eck!! This will never be a flattering look.

Even you look silly, Cher...
6. - Oh God! We cannot forgot the black patent leather jacket. I had one of these and thought I was so fabulous when I wore it even when my mom told me I looked like I was wearing a trash bag. Hey, maybe she was on to something?

 7. - Oversized flannel shirts. Guess there were worse trends but this certainly wasn't very figure flattering.

8. - How about ridiculously high platform shoes?! Were we all strippers in training? Maybe some... But you know what was worse than the "dress" shoe were those hideous platform flip flops and the platform sneakers. Yeah, I am ashamed to say I owned them all.

Who didn't own these?!
9. -  And you weren't cool unless you were working out in your Adidas track pants. I will still never forget how happy I was when my mom got me gray Adidas track pants with pink stripes. Again..I was so cool! I actually didn't think this trend was all that horrible. It was practical gym gear but oh wait, I wore them to go out as well. I guess it was the yoga pant of the 90's.

Sporty Spice!
10. -  Here's another one I wore all the time, the thick cotton headband. Oh so cute! This I seriously wouldn't mind seeing again. I'd rock it!

Hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane. I have two pieces of good news for you. This is a Part 1 so I will be back with more fave 90's trends soon so stayed tuned. AND....In case you weren't aware the 90's are back!! So choose your trends wisely!!


  1. I totally wanted a starter jacket but never got one : ( Rocked most of the rest of those trends though oh yeah!

  2. SOOO funny! I'm pretty sure I tried to rock all of these…definitely those awful sandals, so guilty. And I went through a platform sneaker phase as well…tragic! (Actually, wasn't that a positive word in the 90s?) :)

  3. The platform shoes! I loved them a little too much!

  4. So guilty of almost all of these! Platform everything was my go-to!

  5. my middle school and high school years are flashing before my eyes as i read this. THE SHOES! oh god.

  6. I'm pretty sure I might have had that exact pair of platform shoes to wear to band concerts in middle school!

  7. Bahahaha... I wear those cotton headbands all day errryday STILL!

  8. This was hands down the best post I have read in a long time! You really reminded me of all the dumb stuff I did and wore in the 90's. Those shoes take the cake though. Who didn't have those.

  9. I still have my starter jacket! And totally had those dang shoes. Ah, the 90s.

  10. Oh my gosh, number 8, hahaha! Those things are UGLY but man were they comfortable. :)