STYLE
07/30/2013 03:18 pm ET

12 Things We Wish We Knew About Style When We Were Still In High School

Getting through high school as a teen was painful, but thinking back on what we wore during our formative years might just top that agony. Even though we can't turn back time and un-wear those Uggs, we can inform the current crop of adolescents of the fashion perils that await them.

Here, we've rounded up the 12 style lessons we wish we learned while we were still in high school. Listen up, kiddos!

Leggings ≠Pants

There is no reason to wear a backpack and a purse.

You don't have the maturity level to properly tweeze your eyebrows yet.

There are few things more ridiculous than a 15-year-old wearing stilettos to algebra class.

Sometimes shirts do look better tucked in.

Just because the outfit comes with a belt, doesn't mean you have to wear it.

Flat ironing your hair every day is a bad idea.

Just because you find a shirt with your own sassy mantra, doesn't mean you have to buy it.

Eyeliner isn't meant to go around your whole eye.

You don't have to purchase a pair of shoes just because the rest of the school bought them.

Jansport isn't the only brand of backpack.

Oh, and you look like Taylor Momsen in those ripped tights.

Remember, kids, you don't have to try every trend:

Worst Celebrity Hair Ever

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