07 Oct Falling in Love with Modern 80s Fashion
Despite being born in 1990, I have always had a soft spot for everything 80s. The music, the movies, the fashion – I just love it. Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed a heavy revamp of these things coming back around. Especially with the likes of Stranger Things (the love is real), remakes like IT and 80s inspired movie soundtracks hitting our screens. We saw oversized denim jackets and mom jeans making the rounds through shops over and over again. As great as this was, I still found myself pining over the AMAZING wardrobe of Pretty in Pink’s Duckie Dale. Honestly, this is more than likely where my forever-love for bolo neck ties came from.
Recently, I have noticed 80s fashion hitting the shops again, but this time in a much more subtle chic kind of way. I’m talking pantsuits, blazer dresses, collared jumpsuits and the most perfect detailing to be seen. Along with polka dots and large buttons. As well as the combination of both on the most perfect double-breasted dresses. There’s also SO MUCH PINK. Well, I’m not usually one to be seen in a lot of pink. That’s not because I don’t like pink, more so because it’s not a shade of comfort-zone black. However, seeing all these perfectly tailored pinks gave me serious Molly Ringwald vibes. So here we are! I am now a proud owner of the pinkest of pink high-waisted trousers from Topshop. How cute is the matching belt?
Naturally, I paired this look with one of my favourite bolo neck ties. I also picked up these cute heart shaped tortoiseshell earrings from ASOS, I loved them so much that I also picked up a pair for a friend. ASOS has been an absolute dream for my 80s fashion cravings recently. They actually had a whole 80s collection on the site not so long back. So much metallic and shoulder pads, it was magical! To finish off this outfit, I wore a pair of loved (and rather battered) black pointed horsehair brogues and my snakeskin Whistles bag. I’m now on the hunt for the most perfect tailored suit co-ord. Maybe a soft pastel mint or an in-your-face metallic silver! So tell me, what do you think of this modern take on 80s style?