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7 things that were cool in 2007 but make you cringe now

Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Have you ever looked at pictures of your parents from the 70s and physically felt second-hand embarrassment because of how awful they look? And every time that you cringed/laughed at them, they would say things like, “Hey, it was the fashion back then.”

Thankfully you would NEVER be like them. You are just so cool and hip all the time ’cause you totally know the perfect balance between following trends and also knowing when to ignore them… NOT.

Kids, the day you all swore would never come is here. The day you become your own worst nightmare. The day you become like your parents.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

It’s been 10 years since 2007 and I am here to remind you that we are mere mortals travelling through space and time constantly making all of the wrong decisions. Enjoy the ride.

Posting a Facebook status every 5 minutes

Long gone are the days when we all tolerated and took part in posting constant and pointless status updates. Oh, and just when you thought it was all in the past, your Facebook memories make sure you never forget.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Having pictures like these as your social media profile picture

This literally hurt to look up. *deletes internet history*.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Long side fringes 

Boys, girls, pets, everyone was doing it. You thought it looked great even though it covered half your face and you couldn’t see (but of course you would never admit it).

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Under eye eyeliner 

Also while we’re touching on the whole emo/scene fad thing, can we talk about how it was a prime time for ‘guyliner’? Perhaps this is the only trend I wouldn’t mind making a come back.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Bedazzled everything

Phone cases, jeans, hats, belts, shirts, denim jackets, normal jackets. Literally just everything with a surface.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Sperm brows

If there is something that can summarize the difference between 2007 and 2017, it’s definitely eyebrows… I wonder what we’ll think about thick contoured eyebrows in 2027.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Skirts over pants

I guess it was great for those slightly chilly days when you had no stockings but you really wanted to show your new skirt??? I don’t even know what we were thinking at this point.

7 Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

 

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Arleen Wilcox

Arleen is an International Studies/Media (Journalism) 2nd-year student. She likes Thai food, feminist prose and angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion… as well as making pop culture references every time she can. Her patronus is most likely Margarita Man from Jurassic World.

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