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


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

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.