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The 11 Most Essential Mid '90s Back-To-School Teen Girls Fashion

How many of these trends did you sport on your first day of high school?

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1. Iridescent accessories

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Maybe it was the upcoming millennium that made everyone jump on this futuristic looking trend? Of course what this meant to you was that everything from your lunchbox purse, to your school supplies had to come in that oh-so-pretty rainbow hue.

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11. Chinese-influenced fashion

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From faux-silk Mandarin collar dresses to lotus flower print shoes to Chinese takeout box purses, for a moment there was nothing cooler than Chinese-influenced/inspired clothing. And the biggest perpetrator of this trend: Chinese Laundry!

Images come from the September 1995 and August 1996 issues of Seventeen magazine, via Sale into the 90s.