1. Wearing a bra with invisible straps that kind of dug into your shoulders.
They weren’t actually invisible, but they were good enough for you.
2. Going out in footless tights and kitten heels.
The look was even better if every colour you wore clashed.
3. Posting a new Facebook status every time a new thought entered your brain.
Bonus Points If You Started Every Word Of The Sentence With A Capital Letter.
4. Very low bunches that were tied up with dice toggle bobbles.
If you tied them too tight, the dice toggles hit your head when you ran.
5. Taking selfies in the mirror with your digital camera in shot.
If you didn’t have a side fringe, it was OK to hold some of your hair across your forehead to make it look like you did.
6. Flicking between channels 18 and 21 for hours on end.
Watching music videos all day was a perfectly legit way to spend your weekends.
7. Being totally addicted to your flip phone.
Specifically, being addicted to hanging up by closing the phone with your face.
8. Going on holiday with your family and returning with a hair wrap.
You didn’t mind that it eventually fell out and left a little stump of hair on your head.
9. Plug in PS2 dance mats.
Your parents didn’t mind you playing indoors all afternoon because at least you were moving around.
10. Wearing fade sunglasses.
Preferably with rhinestones in the corners.
11. Ed Hardy T shirts, caps, and tracksuits.
At least one of your friend’s mums always came back from the gym in this exact outfit and you found it very aspirational.
12. Spending the day in town and ironically going to the Build-A-Bear workshop.
You may have even got a bear stuffed for one of your friends as a joke present.
13. Subtly flirting with your crush via MySpace questionnaires.
“Who was the last person to text you?” “Nt tellin ;)”
14. Birthday parties at Frankie & Benny’s.
Specifically, spending ages in the toilets listening to the language tapes.
15. Etnies skater shoes with neon laces.
If you were extra cool, each shoe had different colour laces.
16. The Pob.
All the cool girls in sixth form, and also on Big Brother, had one.
17. Tagging your friends in Facebook posts like this.
The more friends you tagged, the more popular you were.
18. Vehemently denying being an emo even though you were quite clearly an emo.
You were proud of who you were, except when your mum asked whether you were an emo.
19. Wearing chandelier-style earrings that hung down by your shoulders.
The bigger, the better.
20. This exact haircut.
Except it was all one colour because you weren’t allowed hair dye and it was more frazzled because you only had cheap straighteners.