’90s Snap Clip Barrettes Are Taking Over Instagram
Marc Gordon - April 6, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Even after an entire 30 years that have passed since the ’90s, the era still holds a strong place in all of our hearts today.  Everything from this decade seems to be coming back in some way or another. Whether it’s chokers, platform shoes, accessories from Clueless, it’s clear that our world really wants a time machine more than anything.


This sense of nostalgia is also commonly seen in the latest hair style trends. Our childhood hair accessories are making a serious comeback, including snap clip barrettes of the ’90s.   These barrettes are nothing out of the ordinary for the fashion world, with a ton of throwback looks that have made their way back.  Designer Alexander Wang brought the claw clip back for serious businesswomen.  Models Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham also worked this look in the Prabal Gurung.


These clips are the ideal way to throw it back to your beloved middle school days, and will bring a teenage-fun look to your style.  Everyone is totally adoring it, from Instagram figures, celebs, and fashion lovers.  They’re also super cheap if you accidentally got rid of them a decade ago.