1980s fashion trends that are making a comeback
If you’re the kind who likes to play it safe with black or brown leather, it’s time to think again. Leather in bright, vibrant hues—often in a head-to-toe look—is making a comeback this season. While bright leather can be an intimidating trend, you can start off easy with a burgundy leather jacket, which pairs well with leather pants/leggings/skirt, or even jeans.
Puffy shoulders and sleeves
This Disney princess meets the cast of Dynasty trend is catching on for its quirky appeal. Tap into this bold trend when picking a party dress or even a statement top to pair with a skirt/jeans and sneakers. They’re a great way to add some 1980s glamour and drama to your look without looking OTT.
A metallic dazzle
Metallic outfits are once again enjoying their time in the sun. Think head-to-toe lamé outfits that help you dazzle without going all out on sparkles and sequins. If you want to be adventurous, you can pair metallic jackets, coats, and tops with jeans. A boxy metallic blazer over a solid dress looks sleek and also makes for an edgy look. Or make a chic statement with metallic pants, a simple top and strappy heels.
Bows, the bigger the better
Bows are signature 1980s, and this time they’re oversized. You’ll spot them on dresses, jackets, hair accessories, and shoes. To tone down the very girlie vibe, pick luxurious fabrics or pair with jeans or a blazer to balance things out.
This trend has been around all year and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Is the trend too bright for you? Make it wearable by adding neon colours in smaller doses, like in your shoes or accessories, and then building up to bigger pieces like tops, jackets, and dresses.