18 Plastic Accessories That Your '90s Self Would Have Adored — PHOTOS
Nothing defines '90s style quite like the jelly sandal. Super fun, glittery, and colorful, we spent the entirety of the decade fawning over them. '90s plastic accessories were everything—whether they were sandals, backpacks, keychains, or beaded scrunchies. Aside from a flannel wrapped around your waist and a scrunchie in your hair, the biggest necessity of the '90s were crystal clear accessories.
Aside from watching Boy Meets World, Clarissa Explains It All, and Fresh Prince, I was spending my time searching my sister's closets and jewelry boxes for their coolest clothes and accessories. A cool graphic tee that's three sizes too big for me? Didn't matter—still gonna wear it. I mean, I needed to be seen with that Backstreet Boys t-shirt.
Rummaging through their accessory and jewelry box, I'd pick out butterfly clips, puka shell necklaces, beaded anklets, jelly chokers, and of course, an alien-shaped keychain. Oh, and I couldn't forget the headband bandana, courtesy of Mary Kate and Ashley's style. Basically, the more colorful, the better, and the easier to break was preferred. What was with plastic and the '90s? I'll never know.
As the 2000s rolled in, and the 2010s, we said goodbye to those crazy accessories, and hello to more minimalist, classic pieces that would never go out of style. But with the '90s once again trending, we've seen wackier accessories coming back again. Let's celebrate with these accessories, shall we?
1. The Backpack
Poly Vinyl Mini Backpack, $27, store.americanapparel.net
I would've spent every penny I had on this.
2. The Tattoo Choker
Tattoo Choker Necklace, $8, urbanoutfitters.com
We all loved these.
Stick-On Rhinestones-Crystal AB-5mm Round, $2.99, joann.com
The best part of these? You can put them anywhere.
4. The Bauble
L. Erickson Ball Bauble, $34, amazon.com
Love the two tone on this one.
5. The Hair Ring
Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring, $8, urbanoutfitters.com
These scream the '90s.
6. The Clutch
Sondra Roberts Marble Resin Cutch, $85, nastygal.com
The marble print makes it feel super modern.
7. The Plastic Sandal
Really Glitz Me Going Sandal, $11.99, modcloth.com
Love the gladiator style.
8. Lippy Bag
Circus by Sam Edelman Miles Clear Bag - Lips, $35, nastygal.com
Yes to everything about this.
9. The Classic Alien Earrings
Alien Earrings, $10, etsy.com
These were a must-have back in the day.
10. The Tote
Truss Woven Medium Tote, $180, barneys.com
Love all the colors on this beauty.
11. The Plastic Block Heel
Calvin Klein Laureen Sandals, $118.30, lordandtaylor.com
This color is perfect for summer.
12. Round Sunnies
Quay Women's Mirrored Outside Squad Sunglasses, $44.10, jet.com
Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory.
13. The Glitter Phone Case
Skinnydip London Fairy Dust iPhone 6 Case, $28, nastygal.com
This would keep me entertained for hours.
14. The Makeup Bag
Printed Zip Makeup Bag, $8, urbanoutfitters.com
Just looking at this makes me smile.
ASOS iPhone 6 And 6s Alien Hologram Case, $13, us.asos.com
So we didn't have iPhones in the '90s, but if we did, this case would slay.
Vintage Lucky Dice Lucite Pierced Studs Earrings, $6.30, etsy.com
Playful pieces make the best jewelry.
17. The Cutest Headphones Case
Happy Jackson Ear Phone Case, $14.50, us.asos.com
Cause nobody likes tangled headphones!
18. The Resin Ring
Large Resin Ring, $12, us.topshop.com
This color is amazing.
If you're on the hunt for the next '90s-feeling accessory—look no further. These pieces are so quirky and fun and bring me right back to my childhood. Once a '90s baby, always a '90s baby.