When I was in high school (which was back in the early to mid-90's) most people didn't have internet, at least I didn't... I noticed that it's so easy to be fashionable nowadays with the internet, it really has helped my style so much. For example, I browse lots of different fashion forums, sometimes girls will post what they wear and if I like it I can find out where they bought it and buy it too) and we're also able to see what celebs wear in their daily lives, you can usually get yesterday's candid shots the next day and we can copy their style to the exact same make and model of what they are wearing... I mean there are sites dedicated to id'ing what celebs are wearing. When I was in high school, I didn't have an idea to know what was "in" or "out". It was a lot harder without the internet. I think we all just looked at what the "popular people" were wearing and then just copy them. I wish I had the internet back then when I was growing up. I have people compliment me all the time on things now and a lot of the things are just things that I found out about on-line... I mean there were so many things I wasn't taught when I was younger, like about applying makeup professionally etc or eyebrow threading. If you didn't have a lot of girlfriends you had no way of finding such things out, like which mascara is the best etc. I am actually kind of bitter that I didn't have access to all this info growing up so I never got to be a fashionista when I was younger. It was harder to be fashionable back then I think, it was more like hit or miss. Now it's a science, we have access to so many candid shots of celebs and can study their outfits in great detail at high resolution. It's not fair that we didn't have this when I was growing up... lol Also, did anyone who grew up in the 90's notice that back then high school kids were not really into LV, Gucci, Dior? I remember even popular girls in my high school wearing stuff like Guess or Blue Anchor from WetSeal? How did upscale brands get to be so well known and "common" nowadays? Is it because we have internet and can see what celebs wear and therefor covet what it is their wearing?