80's Things That Are Coming Back In Style
Dust off your shoulder pads and warm up your crimping iron because 80's fashion is making its way into the some of the latest and hottest trends. The 1980's were a colorful and daring decade. More importantly, this was a time of downright questionable style. The good news is that modern shoppers can look forward to muted tones, softer lines, and far more appealing prints and patterns. In short, these throwback trends have definitely been toned down. Following are five looks from the 80's that you're sure to find on the racks right now.
1. Oversize Blazers
In the 80's, oversized blazers with massive, removable shoulder pads were all the rage. These big, boxy coverings were also sold in dazzling range of incredibly bright colors. In fact, there were even several years when neon-colored blazers were confidently paired with equally garish accessories (think Madonna of the lace-gloves era). Now, you'll find your throwback, oversize blazers in softer and more muted colors. They'll also have much smaller and thinner shoulder pads (if any at all). More importantly, rather than a stiff, starchy look, these blazers are made from advanced textiles that give them a loose and flowing feel.
2. Sun Britches
There are a few things that definitely standout when looking back on 1980's swimwear. These were the years of tight, brightly colored shorts for men, and super-high, Brazilian-cut swimsuits for women. For ladies, the transition back to the fashion of the 80's is guaranteed to have a slimming effect on the legs by introducing styles that naturally lengthen the body and draw the eyes upwards. For those who are less than eager to bare it all (or at least, most of it all), Sun Britches are the absolute best replay of 80's style to invest in. These loose, casual shorts are manufactured for both men and women. Guys find that they're the perfect alternative to snug-fitting, Spandex and ladies love throwing them on over swimsuits and bikinis. Sun Britches are a classic and truly unforgettable part of 80's fashion, and yet they're also ideally suited to the fast-paced and highly active lifestyle of the modern individual. Sun Britches makes excellent board shorts for avid surfers, paddle boarders, and all-around beach bums, which are three ways of living that will never go out of style. Comfy and cute enough to wear both in and out of the water, Sun Britches are one returning trend that many consumers hope will stick around.
3. Cropped Jeans
In the 1980's, cropped jeans had a clean, preppy look. In fact, a lot of celebrities and every day consumers wore them loose and loose folded at the hems. Now, however, denim has been blended with other materials to make jeans far more stretchy and comfortable. This has led to a closer-fitting, sleeker look. The cropped jeans of today can easily be paired with a flowing summer dress and wedge sandals, but they also look equally good with a smart pair of flats and a loose, billowing blouse.
4. Big Sunglasses
Super big sunglasses were the top summer accessory throughout much of the 80's. In fact, when people think of 80's fashion, these shades are among the very first accessories to come to mind. Surprisingly, however, apart from innovations in materials and manufacturing, very little has changed in terms of overall style. In fact, many of the same designer brands that were popular in the 1980's are currently making their return right now.
5. Fanny Packs
Fanny packs made good, practical sense in the 80's if you were traveling by bus, plane or train and wanted to keep your money and credit cards close to you. These pseudo-purses were strapped right around the waist and often included plenty of clasps, zippers, Velcro, and hidden pockets. More practical than aesthetically-pleasing, fanny packs weren't always a hit with the younger crowd. Now, however, the exact opposite is true of these returning products. You can find a fanny pack that's just as eye-catching as your favorite clutch. Moreover, not only are fanny packs as practical as every, but they've also become swoon-worthy accessories.