15 Items '90s Babies Totally Forgot They Were Obsessed With
If you were born in the '90s, it's safe to assume you had a lot of peculiar items tucked away in your closet. The childhood of a '90s baby was one filled with glitter, rainbows, tube tops, obnoxious footwear, and too many hair accessories for your own good. Right now, we invite you to take a quick trip down memory lane to bring these quirky items to the forefront of your minds.
Today we decided to bring you the narrowed-down version of the items you totally forgot you were obsessed with during this special time in your life. Think butterfly clips, Rocket Dog sandals, and a certain backpack brand that will bring you right back to those woodchip-filled playground days. If you aren't already itching to call your elementary school BFF up to laugh about all of the ridiculous things you used to wear, you will be shortly. (P.S. We are pretty sure your mom will get a kick out of this list too.)
Keep reading to see the 15 items from your '90s childhood you were definitely way too obsessed with.
Don't act like you didn't wear these in your hair nearly every day in the third grade. Holler if you called your BFF the night before to coordinate colors.
Back-to-school shopping meant one thing and one thing only—picking one of these bad boys out from that giant wall at the store. Let's have a moment of silence for all the retail workers who had to use that giant stick to reach the ones way up top only for you to settle on an option within arm's distance.
We are pretty sure this was a genius invention made by a mother somewhere who was tired of explaining to her 8-year-old daughter why she couldn't wear a miniskirt to school, but we loved them just the same.
Don't even try to act like you didn't own a pair of these. They were the only shoes worth completely spraining your ankles for, am I right? These, a bandana tube top, plus translucent sunnies equaled cool kid to the max.
That toggle clasp is one that will go down in jewelry history thanks to these necklaces (and bracelets). When you wore one with your Juicy Couture tracksuit, you felt like a million bucks.
Remember those shirts that looked like they could barely fit your doll but somehow expanded to four times your size? Yeah, those.
What was it about those purses with the ultra-small straps that caused the bag part to rest very uncomfortably underneath your armpit? We loved them! Especially ones from Coach.
I bet if you dug through old boxes of photos at your parent's house, you'd find at least a handful of pictures of you with your hair sticking out every which way thanks to these aggressive headbands.
Yes, yes, and yes. More power to you if you had these in every glitter-adorned version on the market. It's pretty safe to assume that if you weren't wearing your Rocket Dogs or Keds, you were wearing these.
It was really logo anything for that matter, but specifically from your favorite mall brands—Gap, Old Navy (especially the Fourth of July versions), Roxy, and Limited Too.
Kelly from Saved by the Bell convinced us that scrunchies could go with basically any outfit under the sun. But you know what was better than one scrunchie in your side pony-tail? Two scrunchies.
These might not seem as nostalgic now that they have come full circle and are officially a trend again, but go back to the moment you and your friends first discovered them… What a time to be alive.
Your flip-flops meant nothing if you didn't have at least one toe ring on. And a multicolored pedicure. Don't forget the pedicure.
Once we saw Mary-Kate and Ashley wear these in the phenomenal motion picture Billboard Dad, we were sold. Every major celebrity and supermodel to wear them thereafter copied the Olsen twins, hands down. They were the trendsetters of their generation, were they not?
These little T-shirts went perfectly with your high-waisted Tommy Hilfiger denim shorts, in addition to your well-curated collection of skorts.
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