10 Style Lessons It’s Not Too Late To Learn From SNICK, In GIFs

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SNICK, Nickelodeon’s Saturday-night programming block for older kids in the 90s, was an important part of our childhoods. While cooler kids might have had shit to do on Saturday nights, we stayed home to watch some of the most important and fashionable TV of the 90s. Yes, fashionable. In fact, there are a lot of style lessons we took from SNICK. Even if you were cool enough to have weekend plans that took you away from your television set, SNICK had style lessons it’s not too late to learn. Here are 10 of them:

You Need This Hat

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That bold red and black plaid is a must-have in any decade. You definitely need to own this hat, or at least a cool coat in that pattern. Even a fashion cape would be great. A dancing tattoo would also be très chic.

Fuck Gender Norms

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If you want to wear high heels or a tuxedo or red lipstick or short hair, just do it. Life is too short to hide your light under a basket to make other people more comfortable. Those people are probably losers anyway. You do you, and let them do them.

Red-Haired Dudes Are So Hot

pete and peteSo hot.

Don’t Wear Too Much Perfume

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The scent forums will lead you astray on this one—we seriously saw a dude suggest that the perfect amount of fragrance was subtle, but when you left the room everyone would have a faint reminder of your presence. NO! If people can smell you after you have left the room, you are wearing way, way too much perfume. Fragrance is the one area where less really is more. As long as you’re clean, nobody ever talks shit about the person wearing too little perfume, but everyone hates the person wearing too much.

Splurge On Cute Workout Clothes

artie pete and peteFun clothes will make your workout seem like less of a chore.

Embrace Your Flaws

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You could spend your whole life trying to match an artificial and impossible standard of beauty, or you could just rock on with your bad self and have a life so great nobody notices your ears. Your “flaws” are probably a much bigger deal to you than to anybody else, anyway.

Wear Something Sparkly

giphy-16A bit of glitter or sequin is never uncalled for. No matter how staid your event, there’s always room for a little bit of flair.

Everything Can Be Layered

clarissa perfumeHave a print that’s too busy? Layer it under a vest or shrunken T-shirt. Don’t worry about matching. When you can wear everything in your closet together, your wardrobe is three times its size.

Fedoras: No More Than One Per Crew

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Workaholics put the philosophy into words, but Kenan and Kel knew this long ago: If a fedora must happen, only one of you can wear it. Figure out who gets the fedora in advance.

What You Are Wearing Now Will Embarrass You Someday

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No matter what you are wearing, someday you will be embarrassed by it. And then someday you will look back on it fondly. Play with the trends you like, ignore the ones you don’t. Don’t stress about it too much. “Classic” dressing is boring.

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      oh man these shows are the definition of my childhood haha

    • Samantha Escobar

      OMG ARTIE

    • CMJ

      ROUNDHOUSE:

      http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp0fxqCWiN1qapda5.gif

      (I may still know row entire theme song)

      • http://www.ambiencechaser.com/ Elizabeth Licata

        No one ever believes me that that show existed!

        Also the other day someone showed me a video of the original cast of Rent performing La Vie Boheme, and I was like, “Oh my god! They look just like Roundhouse!”

      • Kayla

        I know the theme song, too, and no one I know remembers this show! They swear I’m making it up!

      • Valerie

        Welcome to the ROUND HOUSE!!

    • Joanna Rafael

      Lil Pete is so inspirational.

    • Andrea

      I actually just drove by the Kids’ Choice Awards going on tonight, and didn’t recognize anything that was going on there. This is the Nickelodeon I loved and miss!