18 Pins Your '90s Self Would've Loved To Tack Onto Backpacks & Jackets — PHOTOS
I'm going to make a pretty interesting comparison here: Pins to our clothing is like toppings on our pizza. They're fun, they're colorful, and they totally make the full picture. And what's better than '90s-themed pins to spice up your backpacks, jackets, hats, and more? They're basically the most fun accessory. Though they're small, they add a serious punch.
In the '90s, it was all about the patches: Cartoon characters, catch phrases, rainbows, unicorns—you name it, our denim jackets had it. Each and every time I wore my jeans through and ripped them up, I'd add a patch. What looked cooler than that? And, when my backpack that I had all throughout elementary school ripped, you guessed it, I added patch. Not only did they mend my broken items, but they also added a super cool look.
Pins were also all the rage back in the day, but they've come all the way back in 2016. Smaller, cuter, and more minimal, pins are totally on trend this year. While we're all about the quirks, the more simple, minimal accessories are making the rounds. Enter the mini pin: one tiny metal addition with one big, spunky personality. Whether it's a lipstick, a compact, a flag, emoji, or smiley face, they always add such a cute little statement.
It's all in the math: '90s-inspired accessory plus cute little pin equals one badass accessory. These mini pins will have your '90s nostalgia all the way up.
1. The Classic Smiley
Is this a photo from the '90s?
2. '90s Rappers
3. Old Cell
Looks like my very first cell!
All the feels.
5. Furry Dice
6. Internet Love
I'm obsessed with this one.
Valley Cruise Press RAD Pin, $12, Nasty Gal
So simple, but so good.
8. Alien Love
Look how happy!
9. Bite Me
I don't know how many times I've said this.
10. Lisa Simpson
The skepticism in her looks is amazing.
Oh man, Capri Sun was the jam back in the day.
I'm pretty sure this was the only game I played in this decade.
13. Jelly Shoes!
I need this!!
14. Cher & Dionne
Buying this ASAP.
15. Lava Lamp
This may be my fave in the bunch.
16. Yin And Yang
17. Ahh, Real Monsters
Her outfit is also on point.
Obsessed with all of these. And the best part? If you don't feel like wearing a certain one, you can easily switch it out! I've got quite the collection going on my denim jacket, and I can't wait to build it even more with these.