64 Things We Thought Were Reallyyyyyy Cool To Wear In 2012 That Would Be Super Weird To Wear In 2022

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1.First off...Uggs. Almost always paired with leggings. And almost always in this exact color.

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2.Sometimes, people had the gray ones, though. If you wanted to be fancy, you could accessorize with leg warmers like it was 1982, not 2012.

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3.You might even get bedazzled Uggs (or knockoffs) if you were feeling really fancy.

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4.Bedazzling was unfortunately a common trend overall.

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Bobby Bank / WireImage via Getty Images

5.Or glitter. Especially in the shape of a skull. Skulls were big, I don't know why.

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Jerritt Clark / Getty Images

6.Peace symbols were also really big in 2012.

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Danny Martindale / FilmMagic via Getty Images

7.But we can't talk about the fall of 2012 without talking about the sweaters. Like the class white cable-knit that would, many years later, be brought back by one Mr. Chris Evans.

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James Devaney / WireImage via Getty Images

8.Or its sister, the chunky oversized cardigan.

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Brian Killian / FilmMagic via Getty Images

9.Or its cousin, the long waterfall cardigan.

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Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images

10.Or its niece, the weird batwing cardigan.

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Charley Gallay / WireImage via Getty Images

11.If you were truly participating in Christian Girl Autumn, tall brown leather boots were a must.

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12.We also loved our suede boots.

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Michael Tran / FilmMagic via Getty Images

13.You also needed a classic Christian Girl Autumn hat, like a pom-pom hat...

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14.Or one of these bad boys.

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15.Bonus point if you matched your hat, purse, and boots.

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16.You'd be remiss to forget your fake Burberry scarf.

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Ray Tamarra / GC Images via Getty Images

17.Or your handy infinity scarf.

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Kevin Mazur / WireImage via Getty Images

18.We talked about pom-pom hats, but the real 2012 staple was the classic beanie.

19.But the ultimate accessory??? Anything and everything mustache-themed.

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Denise Truscello / WireImage via Getty Images

20.Like phone cases.

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21.Or earrings. Most likely from Claire's.

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22.Though when we didn't have an actual accessory, we made do by just drawing one on our finger in sharpie during third period.

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23.Another accessory we loved in fall 2012? Feathers. Don't ask me why. Feather print, silver feather necklaces, actual feather earrings...they were on everything.

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Anita Bugge / WireImage via Getty Images

24.Another fall 2012 star? Plaid button-ups, ESPECIALLY in teal.

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Jb Lacroix / WireImage via Getty Images

25.Or red — and often tied around your waist.

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Jerod Harris / WireImage via Getty Images

26.A beanie, skull skirt, plaid shirt together??? This outfit checks every 2012 box.

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Gregg Deguire / WireImage via Getty Images

27.I can't believe we haven't mentioned skinny jeans yet. As soon as the temperature dropped below 75, it was time for jeans tighter than spandex.

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28.Or jeans *literally* made of leggings — AKA, the dreaded jeggings.

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Mauricio Santana / Getty Images

29.Skinny jeans and jeggings had a chokehold on us. We loved them in gray, especially.

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Alo Ceballos / FilmMagic via Getty Images

30.Also red.

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Chelsea Lauren / WireImage via Getty Images

31.We also loved them patterned.

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Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

32.And metallic.

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Mark Von Holden / WireImage via Getty Images

33.The tightness didn't just apply to jeans, jeggings, and leggings, either. We loved plaid pants that literally made it hard for us to move.

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Kevin Mazur / WireImage via Getty Images

34.And faux leather pants that squeaked when we walked.

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Mike Pont / FilmMagic via Getty Images

35.This was also the era of literally just wearing thin leggings as pants.

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Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

36.This was okay, because we usually had awkwardly long shirts that covered our crotches.

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Jesse Grant / WireImage via Getty Images

37.Though some just had asymmetrical hems.

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38.We loved to accessorize with a lil' blazer in a statement color.

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Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images For NYLON

39.Or the classic green military jacket.

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Shaun Mader / Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

40.Bonus points if it had sewn-on Army patches.

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Jacopo Raule / Getty Images

41.Or if it was literally just in camo.

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Jason Kempin / Getty Images for the Global Citizen Festival)

42.We also just loved military jackets. I blame Taylor Swift's marching band outfit from her Red tour.

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John Phillips / Getty Images

43.But you really couldn't go wrong with this specific jean jacket, probably from Old Navy.

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Neilson Barnard / WireImage for Sunglass Hut via Getty Images

44.Once the weather started getting colder, though, you couldn't be caught dead without your North Face fleece.

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45.If you really wanted to dress to impress for the first day of school, you'd throw on a statement necklace that covered half of your chest.

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46.We loved a good lil' sheer chiffon shirt, especially if it had one of these cute bows.

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47.You could really stand out coming back to school if you dyed some colored streaks in your hair.

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48.Or pulled a Kylie and dyed the ends — especially turquoise.

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Marc Piasecki / GC Images via Getty Images

49.Or you might come to school with the hottest new fashion — brassy ombre hair.

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50.Or the classic blunt bangs hairstyle made famous by Demi Lovato and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Kevin Mazur / WireImage via Getty Images

51.2012 was the year of combat boots.

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Suzy Hanzlik Photography / Getty Images

52.ESPECIALLY spiked ones.

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Tibrina Hobson / Getty Images

53.In fact, 2012 was the year of spiked everything.

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Debra L Rothenberg / FilmMagic via Getty Images

54.We even wore spiked and studded collars.

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Eugene Gologursky / WireImage via Getty Images

55.Or necklaces.

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Marc Andrew Deley / WireImage via Getty Images

56.And fringe. Which you think would be more of a spring/summer thing, but somehow just ended up in darker colors for fall.

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57.Plaid skirts were an essential wardrobe piece.

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Henry S. Dziekan Iii / WireImage via Getty Images

58.As were skater skirts — especially in cheap fake leather.

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Steven Lawton / FilmMagic via Getty Images

59.We also got some great use out of our summer shorts by pairing them with tights.

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Araya Diaz / Getty Images for https://DoSomething.org)

60.We might even pull out our weirdly textured tights for the look.

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NCP/Star Max / FilmMagic via Getty Images

61.2012 was really all about weird texture and pattern mixing.

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Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images For NYLON

62.And finally, we can't talk about 2012 without mentioning its staple: fake leather moto jackets. Especially with — are you really surprised? — studs.

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Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Samsung

63.There were those cute colored versions, too.

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Gustavo Caballero / WireImage via Getty Images

64.Specifically, we loved this Free People "vegan" leather jacket with the detachable hood. I mean, who doesn't love a detachable hood???

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What other fall 2012 trends did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!