A few weeks ago, List Member That Kind of Girl wrote a fantastic post about current youth trends she doesn't understand. Everyone seemed to really get into the discussion of the post, except for one comment from "Anonymous" which said:
"As a seventeen year old who does none of the so called terrible, terrible things mentioned above, I submit to you: Sometime during the 1950s, teenage culture began to emerge as a separate group, a bridge between children and adults. But I'm assuming you don't disapprove of rock music. And I'm also assuming that at least some of you wore acid wash jeans and too much hairspray."
Well crap, Anonymous, you're right! The point of the post wasn't to make you feel bad (seriously, I think all of us were just having a good time venting because our joints were a little creaky that day and we ran out of our Ensure), but you have a valid point. While I, too, am perplexed by many of the youth trends out there, I was a hot mess from age 14 to 18. So, in an effort to show you that I think we are all well aware how ridiculous we were as teens (but also feel as though we've earned the right to be the tsk, tsk-ers), here's a few of the oddities I played at as a kid:
1. In the nineties, when Kurt Cobain and grunge was all the rage, I didn't go a day without wearing a plaid flannel shirt WITH my plaid uniform skirt to school. Sexy.
2. My friends and I decided that not only were traditional Birkenstock sandals hot as hell, they could be made hotter by wearing them with said uniform skirt AND tube socks. For real, even in the winter.
3. I denied, for years, the fact that I had curly hair, and often walked around with "triangle head". Which, again, I thought was THE HOTNESS.
4. In seventh grade, my favorite outfit was navy and teal. Meaning, I wore a teal turtleneck, a navy jumper, navy socks, and navy and teal paisley Keds. I believe I also wore a navy or teal bow in my hair, and I was also sure to wear navy mascara that day as well.
5. I am paler than anything, but in an effort to be "glam", I wore a lipstick called "Rum Raisin", which was a deep, fugly shade of chocolate brown. I wore it all. The. Time.
Alright kids, fess up! What youth trends did you participate in that perplexed our elders? (And of course, Anonymous, we love you...thanks for reading!) :)
Posted by The Naked Redhead
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