Ditch your 80s preconceptions of shoulder pads and huge hair; the decade's sartorial favourites are re-imagined this season and they're cooler than ever. Not sure where to start? we have the lowdown on the inspiration, key pieces and need-to-know colours to get you started.
There's no denying pink has been everywhere this season and it's array of out-there shades make it a perfect way to update the 80s aesthetic. Draw inspiration from the runways that saw bubblegum tulle, fuschia ruffles and sweet wrapper metallics as it's staples accompanied by heavy accessories and grunge-inspired footwear.
From music to movies and models, the 80s was teaming with sartorial stars exuding effortless cool. Debbie Harry was the Queen of the one shoulder piece, while film classic Thelma and Louise saw mom jeans and slogan tees made a thing. Want to embody the ultimate way to accessorise, 80s-style? Look no further than Iman, who knew how to rock gold-on-gold-on-gold.
If there's one finishing touch that embodies the decade like nothing else, it's the chunky belt. Adding an instant uplift to a tonal look or creating a colourful clashing chaos reminiscent of 80s styling, the accessory is a must-have for any retro fan.
THE KEY PIECES
Cool cuts, electric colour and forever glamourous metallics are just a few ways to describe staple 80s style. Ease into the trend with a patent A-line skirt, or dip your toes into the water with a pair of gold hoops. Nod to the 80s with some new season touches come party time in a metallic cami or one shoulder LBD, alternatively dive in at the deep end with a shimmering pink sequin slip dress for true-to-decade perfection.
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