Going to school in the 80s was pretty great – we had neon track suits, brightly colored hair clips, trapper keepers and Mr. T cereal to start off the day.
Sure, our hair was probably bigger than our heads, the plastic pencil cases tore a hole in them by the end of the year and I was forever losing those adorable hair clips, but that’s just part of what makes remembering those days so fun!
Check out these top 15 back-to-school must haves for every 80s kid and see how many you remember.
Pencil case with pocket for your lunch money
Lunch pails and matching thermos with your favorite characters
Trapper Keeper for all your secrets, and maybe some homework.
Flomo Boxed Pencil Set – because everything should be perfectly coordinated
Breakfast cereal – because it is the most important meal of the day! Who remembers begging their parents for the new Mr. T cereal?
Backpacks – If you didn’t have a Cabbage Patch doll, I guess a backpack was a close second.
Matching tracksuits! Because clothes should be comfortable and colorful.
Puffy sticker collection with sticker album – before kids traded Pokémon cards, there were scented and puffy stickers.
See what other must-have school items are on the next page!
Ponytail holders, hair combs and cute clips – back to school fashion is all about the details
You were never late for school with these awesome Swatch watches!
In the 80s everything was made of plastic – even our shoes – Jelly shoes for the win!
For the street smart, high-tops sneakers
Whose older brother had Ponys like these?!
Pleated jeans and slacks – because we were all little adults in training
For some of us with bad eyesight, we couldn’t go anywhere without these unfortunate glasses
… and maybe these hairstyles too…