How To Wear Only The Best Of The Eighties This Spring
Bring yourself back to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”, The Breakfast Club posse and arcade games galore because the ‘80s is back. This ‘totally righteous’ decade took over the Spring 2017 runways and has been hailed one of the season’s biggest trends. Let’s be honest: when we think of ‘80s fashion, we often picture loud costumey outfits with neon colors, the tightest of tight activewear, big shoulders and even bigger hair.
But, as with any comeback, designers didn’t replicate these styles directly but took inspiration and molded them to our current time. The outcome: the best of the ‘80s but way less obnoxious. This is an intimidating decade of fashion for sure, but don't worry. We’re here to help you ease into it.
Start with accessories. White shoes like Suzanne Rae’s square toe pumps are the perfect amount of ‘80s nostalgia or go with bold earrings like Ora-C’s tassels (mix and match the colors to really hit that ‘80s sweet spot).
Invest in a power suit. It doesn’t have to have padded shoulders, we promise, but a sharp shoulder never hurt anyone. Slouchy tailored trousers and matching suit jackets were a big hit this season. Try it outside of the office.
Choose your volume wisely. We’re all for a strong shoulder and exaggerated ruffles but make sure you wear the detail and the detail doesn’t wear you.
Belt it. This simple accessory is making a big comeback. Throw on a colorful one with high waisted jeans or let a chain belt hang just above your hips to get that ‘80s feel.
Easiest way into the decade? Off the shoulder tops, activewear and bold logo tees.
Feel better? We’ve pulled together some perfectly not obnoxious ‘80s pieces to get you going.
The velvet texture of this dress gives it seriously sultry retro vibes.
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