I was back home a few weeks ago, and with my Facebook feed overrun with back-to-school pictures (not just adorable #TBTs of former classmates, but current pictures of their kids), it got me feeling pretty sentimental. I rummaged through boxes of childhood photos and came across more than a few school pictures that, while embarrassing on many levels, got me thinking things like, "Man, I worked that puffy-paint sweatshirt." Or, "Dang, those plastic pumpkin earrings were the perfect accessory for our first-grade Halloween party!" Or, "Who wouldn't want to wear a backward neon bucket hat to recess?!"
So, I nudged a few more of my fellow POPSUGAR editors to dig up their old school photos and share the style secrets they knew even way back when. Here are a handful of things we learned by waxing a little '90s nostalgia. (Rule No. 1? When in doubt, carry a slinky.)