Thursday, May 26, 2016

Questionable trends

Sometimes I look back at trends of the 80s and 90s and wonder what we were thinking.  Will that happen again in 20 to 30 years?  Who knows.  But here are a few fads I recalled that make me cringe now, though I'm sure I participated (or tried to) in all of them.

Banana clips

Honestly. Why did we ever think this looked good?

Acid wash jeans

These look like someone made a mistake with the detergent and ruined a perfectly good pair of jeans. 
How is that fashionable?  
Then again, I'm kind of a plain denim person anyway. 
Apparently these are not completely out because I found a lot of purchase links while I was searching for an image.


Squeeze gel candy

There were some different brands of this. 
Pure sugar in a gel form. Mmmm.  Or not. 
Just looking at it makes me want to go brush my teeth.  
Did I really ever eat this?


Candy cigarettes

Who thought it'd be a good idea to give kids candy that looks like cigarettes? 
And how did they pitch it in their company meeting?


Water snakes

Do I really need to go on about why these are weird?


Dear Diary

I won't lie. I totally wanted one of these.
That's probably why I have a blog now.

These were just a few of the things that came to mind. I'm sure if I let my brain mull it over a bit longer, this post would double or triple in size. But let's hear from you.

What trends do you look back on and shake your head? 


  1. Omg banana clips! I had TOTALLY forgotten about those! What a disaster of a trend.

  2. Mullets and gigantic, teased up bangs that required AquaNet to achieve long lasting height.

  3. Totally had the Dear Diary thing. Sigh.
    Water snakes are still around.
    I loved candy cigarettes.

  4. WHY did we do those banana clips?? There is nothing cute about them at all!

  5. VaporFi is the #1 electronic cigarettes provider.


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