High School Fashion

I think we can all agree on the fact that we have come a long way from our high school trends. I attended high school from 2002 to 2007 and I truly cherish those memorable experiences. As a teenager you travel in this chaotic identity journey all while seeing your body change and a good dose of hormones kicking in.. In the meantime, all of this identity battle is reflected in your clothes... I'm sure I'm not the only one that has drastically changed her fashion habits since High school... And as a tribute to my great years in high school I wanted to write about these unforgettable fashion trends (from my generation) and simply take a look back on how fashion has evolved...

The jeans!!! From bell cuts to skinnies and ripped faded colored jeans... in high school I saw them all!!! The tighter the better! All girls would wear super tight jeans... Oh and let's not forget about those supper accessorized jeans pockets with "cool" designs to attract the boy's attention... 95% of the girls would wear jeans... and later on came along the fabulous leggings... like I said the tighter the better!

Back in high school sneakers were very trendy... it was quite rare to see girls in heels... sneakers were a great way to reflect what type of style you had... some liked skater shoes... others would go with some classic converse and some other shoes were simply "IN" ... such as Phat Farm sneakers... or those memorable boxing shoes... Everyone showed their inner character through their sneakers!

As a teenager you're easily influenced by your greatest music icons... Back in High school I clearly remember two of the biggest style groups were either "RAPPERS" or "SKATERS"... the people in between were either nerds... preppies... sporties... or loners...  In my early years in High school I sort of identified myself a bit more with the rap influence... with matching colored workout suits and some army camouflage prints... One of those trends I still remember was the time when everyone wanted a pair of those "JENNY FROM THE BLOCK" construction boots!

When you're a teenager you believe in the idea that the more the better... and accessories truly reflected this theory... There was a time when everyone had a bandanna... on their wrist, on their hair or simply tucked in the back jean's pocket. After the Tsunami hit on the shores of Thailand.... the big wave of colorful rubber bracelets came IN fashion... Everyone had one... from breast cancer to livestrong... This trends then evolved to World Cup fanatics... For those that had a more skater orientation the checkered belts were tied down to the skinny jeans and for some preppies the Van Dutch truck hat was always on their heads...

The list is endless... I could go on and on about these trends... I had to basically cut everything down to the ones that I've kept in my fashion brain archive!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post on some High school trends (from my generation)! I must thank Baby Phat, Vans, Dickies and converse for guiding me through my own fashion trends :) I'm glad my style has evolved!

So have I changed?


Have a great weekend!!



  1. Great post! I remember all those fads way too well.. Graduated highschool in 2005 though and skinny jeans or leggings never actually made it in those times. ;p

  2. You've definitely changed but one thing hasn't - you were so cute and you still are!

    I remember when I really wanted a von dutch trucker hat. Now I just look at it and say EW. lol I was definitely influenced more by the skater/rocker/emo crowd and I have a checkered belt as well as converse and black hoodies! Then I went to college and all the preppy girls influenced me to tone down the tough girl look. Now I just want all the high fashion/luxury clothing I can get!

    Cute post Nelly, thanks for reminding us of these high school trends :)

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