Born in the 80's, But Sometimes It Doesn't Feel Like It

There are so many things that remind us of the 80’s, or being born in the 80’s for that matter. Here are a few of my favorites.

Let’s talk about fashion for a moment. Pegged jeans. Never attractive. I am not even sure I can stomach talking about them more. Do I sound bitter? 

Another fashion no- no that is now coming back are the MC Hammer pants. Now people, I respect fashion, and always have, but wearing pants that make you look like you can’t control your bowels is unacceptable in my book.

Next up, scrunchies! I loved them in the 80’s and I sported them in the 90’s and even once in a while for a costume in the 2000’s. My favorites were the one’s that were like free advertising for bands and TV Shows. Can you imagine how rich I would be if New Kids On The Block paid me, or you, to sport their gear? 

Lastly, I want to move away from fashion and talk about two of my favorite TV shows: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the Flintstones. Do kids nowadays even know what these shows are? I would like to think that people still do ‘The Carlton’ and know who invented it. And did anyone ever take into consideration how rough things must have been on Fred Flintstone’s feet? Poor guy worked hard for his family. Oh, and we can’t forget the fine Fresh Prince himself. How many lessons on life and love did you learn from the Prince? Countless.

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  • Jessica Curling

    What if I’m short, what do you recommend doing with jeans that are too long?

  • Jenny Lazo

    long live the fresh prince!!!

  • Nathan Schauer

    60’s rule. One brand of clothes,Levis. Adding color? When your Levies get holes, patch them with paisley fabric. Sometimes girls wore mini-skirts but I was usually blinded by the twisted locks of my own hair. Never saw many. When they weren’t wearing Levis, some girls wore long loose dresses that looked like they might have been fancy table cloths once. Hair style? Bedhead for guys; Long and frayed at the ends or frizzed out for girls.
    A good name for that style, “Chic Homeless”. “Hitchhiker” might also work.

  • Elizabeth Carlton

    I wouldn’t leave the house without my scrunchie on my wrist probably from 1992-1999. Looking back at it all I can say at least I was a kid. lol

  • Tali’Zorah Haberkamp

    crushed velvet scrunchies….what do I do without them these days!

  • Meryll Pentz

    banana clips, side pony tails, and side-tie t-shirts, oh my. do you remember SKIDZ? or Jams? confession: i still have scrunchies. i don’t wear them. but i have them.

  • Maricruz Valtierra

    i still wear scrunchies!!!!^_^ lol

  • Emma Louise Byron

    The best part of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was singing along to the theme song. Admit it, you did it too! All together… ‘Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down…!’

  • Amber Alvarado

    seriously, the “poop in the pants” look is one that no person can pull off…no one.

  • Robyn Pennington

    I’m technically a child of the 80s (88) but I’m more of a child of the 90s where many of these fashion trends carried over. I absolutely LOVED my scrunchies growing up, Flintstones and Fresh Prince, but Fresh Prince was late 90s for me and I watched the reruns.

  • Virginia Blake

    One of the players on my university’s baseball team used the Fresh Prince theme as his walk-up music. It was awesome hearing 1000s of fans sing along to it.

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