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How to Bring Back the ‘80s to Your Style

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From vibrant colours, to shoulder pads and excessive ruffles, everything was on point in the 1980s.

Even though minimalism has been around for quite a while, we’re noticing the ‘80s roar, trying to make their comeback into the 21st century. If you've been looking forward to spicing up your wardrobe with fanny packs, classic t-shirts, or maybe scrunchies, this is the right time to do it.

Whether you want to play with colours, sparkle all the way with sequins or maybe ruffle the outfits up, we’ve got a few suggestions that’ll make you bring the ‘80s fashion back all the way.

Miniskirts

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One of the favourite pieces of clothing in the 1980s was, by far, miniskirts. Whether wool or leather, they were often rocked with leggings and a big jacket on top. Today, with an array of miniskirts, you can pair a black leather one with fishnet stockings and ankle boots, throw a leather jacket over a ruffled top and you've got yourself a true Madonna look.

Just make sure you crimp your hair, add bold makeup and you’re good to go.

Bring Back Ruffles

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One of the key looks of the ‘80s were precisely ruffles.

From tops and jackets to dresses, skirts, pants, and even shoes and bags, ruffles are everywhere today. That’s why you won’t have any trouble bringing the ‘80s vibe back to your outfit with structured ruffles on an evening dress.

Think about matching a blush pink top with thin straps with a pair of white trousers and a classy nude clutch to go with your nude sandals.

Nothing says 1980 as off-the-shoulder tops with a few ruffles on them, so consider this option as your go-to top choice for the evening.

High-waisted Denim

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Thank God for high-waisted denim, because it makes every figure look gorgeous.

No matter the shape of your buttocks, or the size of your hips – high-waisted denim will add a certain dose of sex appeal to your outfit while making you feel amazing in your own skin.

So, to make a statement with your ‘80s outfit, think about matching a classic telnyashka t-shirt with a pair of high-waisted denim jeans. Tuck the t-shirt in, put on a black belt with big buckle, and throw over a black blazer with shoulder pads for the ultimate ‘80s look.

Include Neon Colours

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Unlike today, people weren’t too afraid to experiment with colours and embrace the eccentricity back in the 1980s.

That’s precisely why everything from work outfits to gym wear was in bold neon hues. So, to make the ‘80s alive again, feel free to include vivacious colours into your everyday ensembles.

Let decadent designs become a part of the 21st century and have fun with bold colours such as gold, magenta, fuchsia, and cobalt. A magenta blouse matched with bold yellow trousers and fuchsia heels is all you could want for an extravagant ‘80s vibe.

Go With Sequins

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A little sparkle never hurt anyone, so bring back the glamour of the ‘80s with a lot of sequins.

What was worn as a night ensemble back in the day, can now be a gorgeous daytime outfit.

If you’re going for a unique and eye-catching look, a sequin dress is your go-to option. To make it stand out even more, match it with a pair of sneakers and throw on an oversized denim jacket. A white t-shirt underneath the dress plus a pair of ‘80s retro style sunglasses and you’ll pull off an outlandish look everyone will envy you for.

Fashion Accessories To Rock

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Aside from incredibly retro sunglasses, the ‘80s were also known for statement jewellery, fanny packs, bold headpieces and gloves.

The key for the decade was definitely silk gloves with layered jewellery, that added a certain dose of sophistication to an entire look.

For an extravagant ‘80s vibe, think about rocking a pair of oversized earrings along with a fanny pack and a statement pair of sunglasses.

Don't worry about going too far, because the ‘80s were all about taking the fashion to the extreme. You'll be able to tone all the accessories down with a neutral outfit and let the adornments speak for themselves.

If you’re looking for a decade to bring back to your wardrobe, the 1980s are definitely the most versatile one. From oversized accessories to bold colours and excessive ensembles, everything in the 1980s screamed eccentric. Therefore, if your wardrobe needs a bit of spicing up, dig into the ‘80s fashion and you’ll find a myriad of inspiration.

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