29 Things Every '90s Emo Kid Definitely Remembers

    Before the asymmetrical bangs and plugs, there were cardigans and cat eye glasses.

    1. Ever ask yourself, AM I EMO?

    2. Let's find out. Ever wear chokers?

    3. Chokers paired with super small sweatshirts and man bangs?

    4. What about an argyle sweater?. And argyle sweater vests?

    5. You probably had some Pumas, like the ones Blake from Jawbreaker's wearing.

    6. And chunky shoes with exposed socks.

    7. Also track jackets.

    8. Girls wore cat's eye glasses.

    9. Guys usually went for some version of this look.

    10. Your closet was filled with vintage tees from thrift stores.

    11. And so many cardigans.

    12. You had a Freddy Krueger sweater or two.

    13. You wore soccer jerseys, whether you played or not.

    14. Ringer tees, like this dude in the Maritime.

    15. Three things of note here: Slightly shrunken band tee, studded belt, and all of it recorded on a polaroid bc no digital cameras or mobile phones yet.

    16. Dat white belt, tho.

    17. You dressed up so you could look like one of the dudes in Refused.

    18. And the later on, like one of the cool kids in International Noise Conspiracy.

    19. You had one of these tees, or coveted one of these tees.

    20. You carried all your shit in a big ass messenger bag.

    21. Which you probably covered in tons of pins.

    22. But also, let's talk about the hair. You probably had a haircut like this.

    23. Or perhaps, something like this.

    24. Or this.

    25. Baby bangs? Yep, baby bangs.

    26. And headbands? Yep, definitely.

    27. And oh yeah, what about these two? You haddddd to dye your hair black if you were a natural blonde.

    28. If you were a dude, you might have bleached your hair with shitty at-home box bleach.

    29. But hey, no matter what you wore, you were always there for the music.