Afternoons in the '90s were a special time filled with Nickelodeon shows, drinks with questionable health benefits, and probably lots of body glitter. There were plenty of things every '90s cool girl did after school, and chances are you participated in more than a few of them.Whether you were worshiping the fashion wisdom of Melissa Joan Hart or trying to kick a hacky sack like your older siblings, there was no shortage of fun activities for the pre-iPhone set.
Taking a moment to reflect on the fads and fashions from this period is always fun, and often embarrassing. Did we really wear that much neon on a daily basis? What was so appealing about bean bag stuffed animals? And no one that I know who lived through that era can pretend to be above the trends. I mean, I still have a plastic tattoo choker necklace from K-Mart lurking in the back of my jewelry box. It’s a nice testament to a simpler, but more edgy, time.
So if you covered your Trapper Keeper in glitter pen doodles and got into long debates about the merits of various boy band members, then this list is for you. You can feel nostalgic about the old fads (and perhaps a little grateful that fashion has moved on since this time). Although I’m super tempted to go buy a hacky sack right now.