For some reason, the 90s have been on people’s minds the last few years. First, I noticed websites like Buzzfeed were making lots of 90s-related posts. Then fashion trends that I wish would have stayed in the 90s started to make a comeback.
If I may make a PSA, I’d like to warn that the Mom Jean trend can only lead to fashions like this:
I’m certain pleats are next! (it won’t be pretty)
I’m excited about some 90s-inspired fashions that are sneaking their way back (I’m looking at you, Keds shoes!). The last hint that the 90s is here to stay was when old shows created unexpected but welcome sequels like Girl Meets World and Fuller House.
I don’t know where this nostalgia has come from, but I’m on board. I’ve noticed some things that always go unnoticed in the, “Reasons why the 90s were SO great” lists that we really need to address.
Least Appreciated Women’s Fashion
This one is tough, because I feel like a lot of 90s fashion moments go unnoticed. But in my effort to keep this short, I’m going to bring up the shoes. I lived in platform shoes, even though they didn’t go with anything that I wore.
These aren’t my photos, but I had these shoes and they were favorites.
I just had to have them, wore them all the time, and they never made sense with my outfits. They made me feel like a Spice Girl and that’s all that really mattered (Girl Power!)
But they made me happy, and I don’t know why we don’t talk about them.
Most Missed Discontinued Product
When people think back to the wonderful products that have left us since the 90s, they come up with Crystal Pepsi, Squeezits, Planters Cheez Balls, and other deliciously unhealthy treats.
For the life of me, I can’t recall why I ever wanted to chug a beverage with free-floating edible balls bouncing around in it. At the time, it seemed totally legit — much like most of my middle school phase. No wonder this fruit-flavored “texturally enhanced alternative beverage” didn’t last long after its inception in ’97. Lava lamps are fun to look at, but no one wants to drink one.
It seems I was the only person who liked it, and I couldn’t keep the business open on my nonexistent income and dreams. So they discontinued it and I’m just left with the memories.
Most Underrated Cartoon & Game
If you were a kid in the 90’s like me, chances are you were a fan of Pokémon. We would beg our parents to buy us the expansion packs to further extend our Pokémon card collection.
As time went on, more and more Pokémon were added to the roster and because of this we slowly started to gravitate away from the franchise. If you were a fan of Pokémon in the ’90s, you view the original roster of 150 Pokémon as the original roster and the only one that really mattered.
But guess what? Pokemon are back!
With Nintendo’s new downloadable app, Pokemon Go, we get to experience the true meaning of what it takes to be a Pokemon catcher out in the real world: where to “catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.”
This is the greatest 90’s comeback I’ve seen… I wonder what’s next?
What 90’s nostalgia are you onboard with? Have you played the new Pokemon GO app? Tell me your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.