I Dressed Like It Was 1997

  • Published on Aug 28, 2017
  • I styled 3 outfits inspired by the popular fashions of twenty years ago! From Rachel Green from Friends, to Natalie Imbruglia and Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls, I had a great time pretending it was 1997 and letting my inner 90s child shine through. Let me know what you think of my ~lookbook~ and if you want to see more of these!
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Comments • 13 909

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +8840

    Hello bbs! I finally finished the 1997 video, lol! What do you guys want to see next? I honestly want to do every year of the 90s now... can't wait for '98 and the arrival of Britney/Xtina/dueling pop stars. Which outfit was your fave?

  • Henry Petty
    Henry Petty Day ago

    I lived through 1997, and people didn't dress like this back then LOL. People dressed "similar" to this, but not everybody dressed like Jennifer Aniston and Natalie Imbruglia. We wore normal clothes like today. Given, the "grunge" girls did dress in baggy pants and grungy clothes, but they were 10% of the population. People did get japanese tattoos (necks and wrists), but i mainly remember people wearing acid wash jeans and massimo t-shirts. Guys dressed normally, unless you were a skater or goth guy. Otherwise, we al ldressed like normal people.

  • Henry Petty
    Henry Petty Day ago

    I feel so old. I graduated high school in 1997

  • unicorn girl 11
    unicorn girl 11 3 days ago

    Were u born in 1992

  • duck butt-lol
    duck butt-lol 4 days ago

    I think you nailed all of these styles. You also look so confident no matter what you wear. I personally like the grunge style the most of thesd

  • Rahafs World
    Rahafs World 4 days ago

    Fashion in 1997 was much better than 2007

  • xiaoyun liu
    xiaoyun liu 4 days ago

    hahahahh i love how Tyler wrote bathroom in chinese as the tattoo lolololol

  • Emily Gardner
    Emily Gardner 4 days ago

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out in 1997, you should have done an outfit from that!

  • FloAndCharlotte 123
    FloAndCharlotte 123 5 days ago

    Pls can u do a video on way women wore in the war or something like that?

  • Betty Bane
    Betty Bane 5 days ago

    Whoa... I was 16 in 1997... you hit it on the nose.

  • Rachel7954
    Rachel7954 5 days ago

    I wanted to do the grunge in 97's but my mom wouldn't let me

  • Amizerart Robinson
    Amizerart Robinson 6 days ago

    ahhh 90's! how I miss thee :'( from the future, thank you Saf.

  • Suzana Berisha
    Suzana Berisha 6 days ago

    Im born 1997 but i have seen all this clothes i remember my auntie weared all of this stuff 😊

  • Mad World Mystic
    Mad World Mystic 6 days ago

    You forgot to wear a pearl jam flannel shirt over your favorite band t-shirt.

  • AgentPinkify
    AgentPinkify 6 days ago

    GIRL I had that Pocahontas dress and then when it got too small I wore it as a shirt I was so obsessed 😂

  • Ari O. Ramirez
    Ari O. Ramirez 6 days ago

    Wow I kinda feel 90's fashion became trendy during 2014

  • Amora Potter
    Amora Potter 6 days ago

    For 11 months of 1997 I was three.

  • Emma Aiudi
    Emma Aiudi 6 days ago

    ****watches in 2019*****

  • Sharpe1502
    Sharpe1502 6 days ago

    I still wear scrunchies and get made fun of. They're comfortable!

  • Blckdolls
    Blckdolls 6 days ago

    Watching this video in 2019 (because i love binge watching your videos) while literally wearing a more modern version of the cargo pants look. Love it

  • Denise Pokorny
    Denise Pokorny 6 days ago

    This brought me back to high school! teen in the 90's! 90's girl!

  • Mandy Godwin
    Mandy Godwin 7 days ago

    I started High School in 1997. Blah. I remember all these!

  • Veinrin Ngeeslg
    Veinrin Ngeeslg 8 days ago +2

    1997 was when jungkookie was born,ARMYYYY WHERE U AT

  • Victoria Hitchcock
    Victoria Hitchcock 8 days ago

    Class of 1997. I feel this video so hard.

    • Cassie Stone
      Cassie Stone 6 days ago

      Victoria Hitchcock same! Loved the ‘90’s!

  • Johanna U
    Johanna U 9 days ago

    Why do i remember the chinoiserie thing despite not even being born in 1997

  • Mia Short
    Mia Short 10 days ago

    Just remembered JNCO jeans too! If you do another ‘90s video, please, please wear a pair of JNCO’s! They were popular with my high school crowd in Pound Virginia (shout out!)

  • Mia Short
    Mia Short 10 days ago

    Oh nostalgia, I was 17 in 1997 and was a HUGE fan of the Delia’s catalog. I really liked this video, thanks for the memories. Oh, and I did have those same Steve Madden platform slides too 😆

  • Leah Ginsburg
    Leah Ginsburg 10 days ago


  • Charlene Mayers
    Charlene Mayers 11 days ago

    Does anyone else miss the more simple natural looks advertised in and the media in contrast to todays over the top over sexualized reverse empowerment type clothing >.>

  • shooglechic
    shooglechic 11 days ago

    I legit miss those pants.

  • Paisley Szu Szu
    Paisley Szu Szu 12 days ago

    GG lady you can wear anything

  • Bluebell
    Bluebell 13 days ago

    *stupid Neo running a marathon*

  • gacha_ wølf4216
    gacha_ wølf4216 13 days ago

    You look like that one girl from mean girls when you wore the outfit with the dragon shirt

  • Vera Shek
    Vera Shek 13 days ago

    me, a hong kong teen: (sees handover segment) simultaneously excited that it made an appearance but also really really dread it

  • Ultimately
    Ultimately 13 days ago

    she mentioned jake Paul and I knew this was gonna be a very extreme video.

  • Emily Silcox
    Emily Silcox 13 days ago

    As soon as safiya said maxi skirts and showed the picture did anyone else think of phoebe from friends

  • lil ice wolf
    lil ice wolf 14 days ago

    when you said jake paul i clicked of the vidoe

  • Stephanie Reeves
    Stephanie Reeves 14 days ago


  • martha kam2
    martha kam2 15 days ago

    if you guess my birthday year month and day i will sub to you ( hint : i was born a few years after 2002 and im a leo )

  • Oscar Korlowsky
    Oscar Korlowsky 15 days ago

    I was born in 1997!

  • aliB
    aliB 16 days ago

    The boot cut cargo pants are wrong though. The bottom sgould have xoverwd the shoe

  • Mariah Matherne
    Mariah Matherne 16 days ago +1

    I would absolutely wear the sporty spice outfit on a normal day

  • pan banan
    pan banan 17 days ago

    My style in 1997 was mostly diapers

  • Planet_ G
    Planet_ G 17 days ago

    You should dress like Rachel Green for a week

  • Kayla H
    Kayla H 17 days ago

    I was a pre teen in the late 90s, I pretty much owned all these exact outfits including the sharpie tattoo. Just add whiteout fingernails and a fake British accent (I can't be the only one).

  • Space Kitsune
    Space Kitsune 17 days ago

    You forgot 97 was the year one piece came out, and many more manga and anime series

  • Ozzisiya
    Ozzisiya 17 days ago +1

    *10 years later*
    “I dressed like it was 2017”

  • Cinnabon Sugar
    Cinnabon Sugar 18 days ago

    Your mom: * tries to get you to change *
    Safiya: * throws a tantrum *
    Is that what happened?

  • Epic.Mrs.Epic
    Epic.Mrs.Epic 18 days ago

    I was the youngest of 5 (4 boys from 77-83) I was born in 93. I remeber my bros girlfriends and they wore a lot of these. They also wore 90s chola look. This took ne back to my childhood for a few mins. Thanks Safiya! Love your videos btw all of them. Have a great day & thanks for the great content. Anyone reading this have a great day too!😊

  • Destiny Nater
    Destiny Nater 18 days ago

    This video is a bit weird for me since this is when I was born 97 oct.8

  • Naama Loll
    Naama Loll 18 days ago +1

    They’re all back on style (: I’m so glad the 90’s fashion is back on trend!

  • kay g
    kay g 19 days ago

    0:19 huh kylie jenner was born in 1997💄👄👠


  • iro fahrina ahmed
    iro fahrina ahmed 19 days ago

    Okay I feel the need to say this, safiya looks sooooooo beautiful without makeup , not that she doesn't with her amazing makeup. She's just one the most beautiful in and out and real person I've ever seen.

  • Madame Bomb
    Madame Bomb 19 days ago

    I was 16 in 1997....this takes me back, especially that second look with the cargo pants. That was exactly how I dressed.

  • Chase Thelen
    Chase Thelen 19 days ago


  • Theredheadmadness
    Theredheadmadness 20 days ago

    So I was trying to add you on snap and I remember that you put your social media stuff at the end so I was scrolling down my foryou page on yt I came upon this

  • Absinthia Venamortis
    Absinthia Venamortis 20 days ago

    You look incredible in the black sheer dress outfit! 🖤 a true style icon.

  • Charlotte Savakis
    Charlotte Savakis 21 day ago

    It's ad a das

  • loganbushey
    loganbushey 21 day ago +1

    I love revisiting these videos and your videos in general because they feel like what Jenna was describing she wanted Poise to be in 13 going on 30

  • Jaylin Renderos
    Jaylin Renderos 21 day ago

    This whole video is trippy... the clothes are recent enough that they aren't showed a lot as older clothes, but far back enough that they're very alien to me.

  • Ramen Chan
    Ramen Chan 21 day ago

    4:49 lol me

  • lonely potato!
    lonely potato! 21 day ago

    XD LOL TOLIET ON HER, ANYWAY im so impressed that handwriting is pretty gud and also how he said it *CLAPS* XD(im chinese by the way XD)

  • Mellchiril
    Mellchiril 22 days ago +1

    the nostalgia of hearing 'butterfly hairclips'

  • Celeste McGee
    Celeste McGee 22 days ago

    Baby saf was adorable

  • CyborgShe
    CyborgShe 22 days ago

    I think you are the only person who can pull off any kind of sunglasses. I am jelaoud.

  • rumu dinc
    rumu dinc 22 days ago

    She predicted the future, cargo pants are back!!

  • Elmo *
    Elmo * 23 days ago +5

    Are we not going to talk about the fact that Tyler literally wrote toilet in Chinese, on Safiya’s arm...

  • SwiftyJoe TheOneAndOnly

    wow found myself in the second style... but my tops were tighter. i braided my hair. curled them. minimal makeup(still to this day)

  • rreddhheadd1
    rreddhheadd1 23 days ago

    I was born in 1997! I made it just in time to still be a '90s baby lol

  • Kimberly 1985
    Kimberly 1985 24 days ago

    Omg that first outfit is super cute!!!!! I would do rock that now!

  • Anubhuti
    Anubhuti 24 days ago

    Born 97 ! Damn I am 20 ! 😂

  • Min Jessica
    Min Jessica 24 days ago

    OMG!! I had the same Pocahontas dress, just in purple!! I lived and breathed in that as a child, so much so that my nickname from my dad was Pocahontas lol this is great. I wasn’t the only one

  • Idk Man??
    Idk Man?? 24 days ago

    You should fallow the mean girls fashion rules

  • Ella Mcgrathking
    Ella Mcgrathking 24 days ago +1

    Do a video of Tyler dressing ass chandler ross and Joey

  • Ella Mcgrathking
    Ella Mcgrathking 24 days ago +1

    I fucking love friends

  • Danielle LaFrance
    Danielle LaFrance 25 days ago

    The bonus outfit was perfect down to the "frosted" makeup. I think I read somewhere that cargo pants are coming back this spring so maybe you'll get your chance.

  • Jisela Amezquita
    Jisela Amezquita 25 days ago

    My mom was a teen in the 90s and I saw her pictures and she sure was trendy as heckkkk

  • Marissa Dellinger
    Marissa Dellinger 25 days ago

    This was the year I was born

  • Dragon Crackers
    Dragon Crackers 25 days ago

    "Vampire Hunter"???? Buffy Summers was a Vampire Slayer, and also my first fictional character crush. You were young, Let it Go...

  • Sneha Mukherjee
    Sneha Mukherjee 26 days ago

    I WAS BORN IN 1997

  • Gerardo Grajeda
    Gerardo Grajeda 26 days ago

    toilet... lol!

  • molu ormolu
    molu ormolu 26 days ago

    The mininalism of the 90's was not a reaction to the 80's. It was a reaction to the international recession. A very similar turn was seen with the most recent drop in global markets, and now that the economy is climbing up again the fashion world is getting more and more elaborate and excess once more - Gucci, anyone? The designers just don't want to create so-called politically suspicious or out of place things, when the general mindset of consumers is worried for monetary or any other reason. Fashion changes when the world changes!

  • Sophia Julian
    Sophia Julian 26 days ago

    THANK YOU for mentioning Titanic

  • Erica Lenhart
    Erica Lenhart 28 days ago

    I would wear the adidas and orange shirt tbvh

  • Amy Firas
    Amy Firas 28 days ago


  • Aaron Griffith
    Aaron Griffith 28 days ago

    aaaaaaaayyyyy i was born in that year!!!

  • Unicorn - Chan
    Unicorn - Chan 29 days ago

    MANDELA EFFECT 7:26 !!!
    Mind blown!

  • Philippe Parle Peu
    Philippe Parle Peu 29 days ago +9

    Buffy Anne Summers didn't die two whole times and save the world a bunch more to be called a "vampire hunter!" 😒

  • ピンク101
    ピンク101 Month ago

    Don’t forget 1997 was also the year 700 Japanese kids suffered epileptic seizures but however I don’t think it was talked about in the states but to each his own

  • Łøšêř Țåňīshå

    3:37 than i say @coreyscherer

  • Theresa Cervantes
    Theresa Cervantes Month ago

    I'm so curious... do you stay with everything you buy ? Or donate or resale

  • Shwizzle
    Shwizzle Month ago

    Wow! I was 23 in 1987. That second look was me exactly!!

  • downy scientist
    downy scientist Month ago

    i know im really late but in the bonus outfit your hair looks like janis from Mean girls

  • TesseractHeart2
    TesseractHeart2 Month ago

    I was 9 in 1997 so I was too young to really rock the cuter looks, but I totally did the sportswear and cargopants/soft grunge outfits. I remember being super envious of the last look though and I wore my hair that way (and eventually did get some platform sandals in like 2000), and omg the mention of Delia's catalogues so took me back; I had several of them and I would look through them for hours.

  • Heyaaa Myka
    Heyaaa Myka Month ago

    I think this year many people want to wear vintage fashion or wearing 90's fashion. I agree 90's fashion is great. Jennifer Anniston (Rachel Green) is also my inspiration for my clothes that I wear. Many people also use VHS, Vaporwave, Vintage Cam for their Instagram feed. I love how fashion repeats itself and many people especially in my generation they all seem to love everything about 90's.

  • Lisa Hancock
    Lisa Hancock Month ago

    I was 13 then so spot on I love it

  • F-zero91maru
    F-zero91maru Month ago

    My sisters are born in 1997 I was 6 back than when I seen Batman and robin

  • Peter Sechtem
    Peter Sechtem Month ago

    Hey hey, does anyone have a link to a retailer selling the doc martens boots of the second outfit in europe?

    • Shwizzle
      Shwizzle Month ago


  • Gabby Gunter
    Gabby Gunter Month ago

    7:28 Mandela effect

  • claire_bc
    claire_bc Month ago

    To all the people acting like "You were a barely a person in 1997?! Wow!" I have one thing to say: I was -3 in 1997. Take that, Saf! 😂