It’s no secret that some of the 80’s trends were a little…80ish and some people actually think they are very outdated. But believe it or not, there are a lot of trends making a big comeback form the 80’s.
- Over sized sweaters and leggings: I must admit, I do really love this trend! Nothing says comfort than a long sweater and comfy leggings. I wasn’t born in the 80’s, but I absolutely love this trend. It works for any age, little to old. It’s comfortable and if your anything like me, you don’t really like wearing leggings too much, so having an over sized sweater on top of almost skin-like leggings, make it more comfortable to wear! Pair a trendy, long shirt with some basic black leggings and cute shoes and you’re ready for any activity the day brings
- Neon: Something I will never be much of a fan of. Everything that was cool in the 80s was even cooler when you could see it from a mile away. Neon colors were all the rage. Neon is back, and you’ll see it incorporated into all types of accessories and fashions. Hair, shoes, pants, purses. Neon is most popular amongst the younger crowd today, such as; Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, and many more. If neon is your thing, good for you! Just remember not to go too overboard with it.
- Shoulder Pads: Oh my heavens! I really don’t see how this could be back in style, but they’re back! The trend that had women everywhere looking like linebackers. Thankfully fashion designers have found a way to make shoulder pads more flattering than before. New shoulder pads are much more thinner and less obvious. When choosing a piece with shoulder pads, just make sure to take a look in the mirror and remind yourself that you are a woman, not a professional football player.
- Canvas Shoes: I love canvas shoes, always have and always will. This is one trend that I am actually happy is back.
If you’re looking for inspiration, look through your parent’s old clothes or check at thrift stores for good ideas on how to incorporate the best styles of the 80′s into your modern wardrobe. If you need more inspiration, you can watch “Pretty in Pink” or “16 Candles” to take a lesson or two from Miss Molly Ringwald on how to truly embrace the 80′s. Just remember, not all trends from the 80′s were flattering, so teasing your bangs and wearing neon all day every day is probably a bit over-kill. When it comes to stealing styles from other eras, subtlety is key.
- Big Hair: You really didn’t think I wasn’t going to put this on the list, did you? That Farrah Fawcett hair that you’ve seen pictures of and maybe even pictures of your mother’s hair, is very much coming back in style. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Farrah Fawcett hair style is the only one coming back, there are many other hair styles that are making a comeback from the 80’s. Short one side, long the other, crimped, teased, perms, spikes, long hair, pony tails to the side. And maybe a little of the mullet, I’m not really sure if that one is fully back yet or attempting -insert laugh here-. Thankfully, a lot of people who do decide to go with an 80’s hairstyle have many ways of making it more modern like, and less outdated.
You can’t forget the chunky belts. A must have if you plan on wearing over sized shirts or sweaters with leggings. The 80’s had a lot of great fashion trends, some that can be taken and made more modern like for the year that we live in now. Whether the 80’s is your thing or not, you can always take something old and make it new again.