The nineties were basic formative years for me. I learned how to eat, pick my nose, and eventually, I could finish first grade. The only clothing I could speak to were that of Gap Kids and Ralph Lauren, and even then, I didn’t know what the eff I was talking about.
In the 90s, high-end brands became accessible and known amongst the general population, instead of solely the elite. Brands like Calvin Klein, Gucci, Armani, and Versace became household names along with Nike and The North Face.
If you weren’t wearing high-end simplistic designs, you were most likely grunge-ing it up a la Kurt Cobaine. Flannels every which way. Don’t pretend you never wore a flannel while playing on your Nintendo 64. It happened to the best of us.
To be fair, it has been 20 years, so anything 90s-esque is retro. That means we can safely and trendily not wash our hair, rip holes in our jeans, and dangle baggy, plaid shirts off of our torsos all without being considered a heroin addict. Because after all — it’s retro and on trend. A safe grunge, if you will.
The nineties, the first 7 years of my life, are gone. And all I can do is add a measly plaid shirt to my outfit in hopes of reliving them.
The above depression is caused by nineties nostalgia.
Whipping out the flannel…Flannels come in handy when one wishes to play leg or no leg. Don’t judge until you try.
Sha boo ya. Flannel implant successful.
What do you miss most about the nineties?