OTT 80s spotted at NYFW; Image: Imaxtree
There’s no denying fashion is having a serious love affair with the 80s right now. The Fall 2018 runways brought back all manner of Dynasty-era trends, from jewel tones to puff shoulders. And the Kardashians have, unsurprisingly, jumped on board as evidenced by their recent commitment to the neon revival.
Style stars are also embracing the 80s, hitting the streets in shoulder pads, leopard prints, big belts, fuchsia and more. But for the rest of us who don’t make a living off of dressing for the cameras, is this a look that’s actually doable? The answer is yes. Well, sort of.
80s overload at New York Fashion Week; Image: Imaxtree
OK, so maybe a big-shoulder sequin blazer isn’t apropos for your everyday life. But there are ways to introduce this throwback trend into your wardrobe without looking like you’re stuck in a time warp. Choosing one piece that nods to the decade and styling a modern look around it will ensure your outfit doesn’t go off the rails and into “I’m an extra from Purple Rain” territory. Luckily, stores right now are stocked up with 80s-inspired styles that fit the bill. You’ve got your pick of everything from one-shoulder dresses and faux leather miniskirts to logo print bags and dad sneakers.
Ahead, we’ve picked 12 on-trend pieces that let you get your 80s on in a wearable way. We promise you’ll look totally bad (the good kind).
BaubleBar 3 Drop Gem Earrings, $48 at Shopbop
Topshop One Shoulder Drop Jacquard Dress, $95 at Topshop
Wide Belted Waist
& Other Stories Belted Wrap Blouse, $89 at & Other Stories
Logo Print Bag
MCM Patricia Two Fold Chain Wallet, $353.09 at Harrods
Cynthia Rowley x Bandier Belt Bag, $135 at Bandier
Flounce London Sequin Mini Dress With Shoulder Pads, $67 at ASOS
Zara Thick-Soled Sneakers, $99.90 at Zara
Blank NYC Club Fit Skirt, $68 at Free People
Urban Outfitters Pullover Turtleneck Sweater, $59 at Urban Outfitters
Solid & Striped Venice Scrunchie, $10 at Shopbop
H&M Skirt With Smocking, $12.99 at H&M
Lulus Bizz Babe Grey and Blue Plaid Blazer, $66 at Lulus