22 Things That Were Totally Cool Ten Years Ago


Times have changed, that much is clear.  Things that are popular during one point in life have no value or meaning afterwards.  We bet you’ll remember these things that were cool in the past but not anymore.  Here’s 22 things that were totally cool ten years ago.

1. Wearing Abercrombie and Hollister clothing

These brands are totally struggling today, but ten years ago, they were the coolest.  Wearing the Abercrombie and Fitch moose or the Hollister eagle was the coolest piece of clothing you could ever find.

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2. Chunky highlights

Blonde and brunette highlights and lowlights were the hottest hairstyles to have.  Back in 2005, skunk hair was all the rage.

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3. Livestrong bracelets

Everyone in the world wore the bright yellow Livestrong bracelets back in 2005. These bracelets became taboo after Lance  Armstrong was found to be using supplements in his races.

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4. The struggle of getting a ringtone on your phone

You had to make everyone quiet, record the song on your phone and then set it as your ringtone.

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5. Taking Myspace profile pictures

This was back when no one had forward-facing cameras, so taking a great profile pic was especially hard.

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6. Writing messages onto your Converse shoes

This was the cool way to display what was important to you.

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7. Spiked hair with blonde tips

Ten years ago, every guy had long, spiked hair with tips that had been dyed with bleach.

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8. Motorola Razr

This was before people started getting iPhones.  Before iPhones and Blackberries took over the world, the pink Motorola Razr was the most popular phone.

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9. Heely’s shoes

It’s always nice to have wheels on your feet to use when you needed them.

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10. Wearing a tie as a necklace

Back when Avril Lavigne ruled the airwaves, we all started adding a tie to our normal wardrobe. 

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11. Also wearing a tie as a belt

So, if you don’t want to wear a tie as a necklace, then just put it on as a belt.

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12. Popped collars

The only correct way to wear a polo shirt was by popping the collar up.  Good thing people don’t wear polos this way anymore.

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13. This song that sounded like a chipmunk

As weird as it sounded, we all loved it anyway.

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14. iPod Nano

These tiny iPods were the coolest back in the day.  Now, they’re just small and don’t hold tons of songs, but we all like how sturdy they were.

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15. A headband with your name on it

Glitter was the only way to wear a headband back in the day.

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16. Puka shell necklaces

Both men and women wore these necklaces to spice up their outfits.

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17. Inflatable chairs

These chairs seemed like the best way to take a seat back in the 90’s.  Some of them carried over into the 2000’s decade…but the fad didn’t last too long.

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18. Before likes became cool

Poking was the thing to do back then.

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19. Baby G watches

These watches were worn by everybody back in 2005, but you’d be hard-pressed to find them today.

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20. Webcams

Now that computers have automatic web cameras and phones have FaceTime, webcams became obsolete.

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21. Juicy Couture pantsuits

Every girl had one of these pantsuits in her dresser.

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22. Lynx body spray

I’m pretty sure Axe is the leader in men’s body sprays now.

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