You Should Have Kept Your Middle School Clothes
Claire Miles - March 24, 2018

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

With so many old trends coming back into fashion, if you didn’t kept your middle school outfits, you’re sure going to regret it. What you now see on the shelves of Urban Outfitters are the exact items you once had.



Cut Jean Shorts




Middle school was when we all wore short shorts, and the trendiest thing was to have them slightly cut at the bottom, giving us a feeling of being all grown up. Now that we’re actually grown up, these shorts have made a serious comeback and pair perfectly with a band t-shirt.



Skater Floral Dress



screenshot via Urban Outfitters


Back in the day, we loved wearing floral-patterned dresses, even when it got colder we’d wear it with a t-shirt underneath, or with leggings. ┬áIt was our go to dress. And today it’s one of the most trendy looks all over again.



Bold Sweaters



screenshot via Urban Outfitters


When we began high school, all we wanted to do was get rid of our bold, funky, eclectic, patterned sweaters. If only we would have known that they would come back strong in style.



Light-Wash Jeans



If you didn’t have an official middle school uniform, well then light-wash jeans were your uniform. Hopefully you kept them after all these years because they have made their way back into fashion.