Friday, July 16, 2010

Before there were silly bandz....

Silly bandz are one of the biggest fads today. As a society no one ever really knows how fads start and they usually don't last very long.

Do you remember these fads?

1. Scrunchies 

2. Slap Bracelets

3. T-Shirt clips

4. Banana Clips

5. Mood Rings

6. The Choker Necklace

7. The Mini Backpack

It's pretty hilarious to look back at all the trends I participated in. You better believe that as a 10 year old growing up in the 90's I had a mini backpack-it was green. I wore it with my flannel shirts and jean shorts while my hair was pulled back with a scrunchie. My sisters used the the t-shirt clips. They were cool in middle school. Believe it or not, we still have some banana clips laying around the house. (Just in case they come back one day).

What other fads do you look back at and think, "Oh wow. Seriously?" 


  1. I think the worst fad of my middle school years was tucking and folding one's jeans to make them taper at the bottom. Who thought that was a good idea?

  2. I agree with Michelle...and I think I pretty much had all you listed! Remember the jelly bracelets? we used to connect two together and wear them and we thought we were so awesome.

  3. Jelly bracelets....I was going to put those on there too! haha wow...

  4. I'm a bit older than you Teri so I'm dating myself but the worst fads during my middle school years were definitely wearing your pants backwards and M.C. Hammer pants. We used to do that tucking and folding thing with our jeans too. What were we thinking? It makes you think which fads we'll be looking back on 10-15 years from now and laughing at.