When Ginger Spice left the Spice Girls, it left a hole in my heart, and a hole in my #squadgoals role models. (Even though in 1998, I'm pretty sure the only squad I was aware of was the cheerleading squad.) So imagine my delight when Destiny's Child came busting onto the scene in 1999, promising to fill that Spice Girl-shaped hole and patch it up with smooth harmonies and kitschy matching outfits. The ladies of Destiny's Child brought fierce to the table, and to this day, still have me reminiscing of all the times Destiny's Child were the ultimate #squadgoals.
Whether I was in the basement with my best friends learning the "Jumpin' Jumpin'" dance routine, trying to swindle a group of girls into wearing matching cameo outfits a la "Survivor", or teaching myself how to do vocal runs with the help of Bey, Kelly, and Michelle, Destiny's Child were a huge part of my formative years. They taught me the importance of sisterhood, and continue to do so, years after the group disbanded. Who else can you rely on to do that? Find your camouflage crop top from high school, turn up the volume of The Writing's On The Wall, and prepare to get nostalgic.