Growing up as a girl of the 1980s certainly had its perks. Assuming you were into jelly accessories, colorful plastic barrettes and owning a thermos that matched your adorably illustrated “My Little Pony” plastic lunchbox.
Those were the good old days, and while decades have since passed, the era of bright and plastic fashion will always remain in our memories and in our hearts. Here are 13 of our favorite ’80s school supplies:
1. Stickers Of The Hottest Boys And The Coolest Technology
Embellishing your Trapper Keeper, flimsy paper folders and the inside of your plastic pencil boxes with stickers of cute boys and cool, new products was the trendy thing to do.
2. The Character Lunchbox With The Matching Thermos
Because any opportunity to display your pop culture love was an opportunity worth taking… even in the cafeteria.
3. Trapper Keepers
Because what else would you keep all that loose-leaf paper in?
4. A Crayon Box With A Built-In Sharpener
Forget iPhone’s and fancy gaming systems, all we wanted was a box of Crayons with a built-in sharper!
5. Puffy Stickers
These were like, state of the art!
6. Fun-Shaped Colorful Erasers
You could never have too many, even if you never actually used them to erase anything.
7. Loads Of Charms For Your Plastic Necklaces
There were so many choices that it was hard to decide which ones to add to your plastic chain necklace!
8. Jelly Shoes
The jelly shoes that had glitter embedded in the plastic were extra special.
9. Plastic Snap-on Barrettes
There were so many choices of designs and color. And stepping on one of these was pretty similar to stepping on a LEGO.
10. Big Sweatshirts
Big sweatshirts weren’t just for lazy days lounging around. They were the style!
11. Arizona Jeans From J.C. Penney
A trip to J.C. Penney to pick up a pair of Arizona Jeans was the highlight of a girl’s weekend.
12. Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
So maybe the scent didn’t last long, but they were still 100 percent worth it.
Which products are you feeling nostalgic for?