80s Fashion

I’m sure a lot of you have heard your mothers endlessly say ‘I used to wear that’, but there is no doubt that they probably did. Nowadays more than ever, fashion comes and goes but what really does come back, is items which are blasts from the past. The 80’s are one of the most iconic, influential eras. From the bright and vivid colours to the full on costume jewellery, this really was an era for punky rebellion. So, if you’re into the 80s but don’t want to look like you’re having a throwback fancy dress, then here is what to do.

My first top tip is to be subtle. Gradually add in your fantastic 80s items to get the vibe and this will stop you from going overboard.

My second top tip is to accessorise. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – accessorising is the best way to get whatever look you are going for in an instant. Shoulder pads are a must for 80s fashion, so try a blazer like this (http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Ponte-Blazer/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4484901&cid=11896&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=104&gridsize=3) from ASOS. Throw on with some skinny jeans, a tight tee and some red lipstick. You’ll be totally good to go!

Next up is leggings. You didn’t think an 80s blog post would be complete without leggings did you? Leggings are a subtle way to add in the era, and you can practically wear them with anything. If you really want to jazz things up punk style, why not try a printed pair? Perfect for a festival too. Leggings not your style? Fine, try a mini skirt. After all, this was the era of rebellion. This (http://www.asos.com/Missguided/Missguided-Striped-Mini-Skirt/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5689524&cid=2639&Rf989=5054&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Stripe&totalstyles=1&gridsize=3) Missguided Striped Mini Skirt screams 80s and would like super cute with the matching top.

However you decide to style your 80s items, just remember, if they were stylish then, they will be stylish now.

Author: Ema Murphy

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