Whether you loved it or you hated, the 80’s and all the troupes that came with it are making an appearance in 2017. It makes sense, in a way. We lost so many talented artists of the 80’s in 2016 and their legacy still continues to impact and inspire younger audiences to this day.
The fashion industry has seen this profound influence and using the era as inspiration to create inspired designs that fit the latest cuts and styles.
This fascination with the 80’s has seen the revival of the “belle sleeve top silhouette taking over the off-the-shoulder” look.
These styles seem to slip in from nowhere. Overnight, I see girls wearing chokers, high-wasted jeans, denim skirts, and the list goes on.
But the fashions don’t seem bad at all; in fact they look quite good. Designers have found a solid middle-ground that compliments the cuts and styles of the 80’s and brings them into the modern world with the elegance they deserved 30 years ago.
Instead of looking at your high school picture and wondering “What was I thinking?” you’ll actually love what these styles can do for your wardrobe.
So what does that mean for you? Well, it means you can probably expect these designs to trickle down and influence all department and retail stores to some degree.
To really stay ahead of the fashion curve, you have to see what’s happening in the high-end world of fashion and wait till it becomes affordable for us average Joes and Joannes.
Accessories for Your 80’s Style
This wouldn’t be a jewelry blog with me mentioning some cool accessories you need to go with your modern 80’s fashion. I would also like to throw in that Native American flair while I’m at it.
Beaded Bracelets– One of the most memorable fashion accessories of the 1980’s were bright beaded bracelets. These are a little step up, fashion-wise. Gemstone beaded necklaces will make a drastic improvement to your 80’s throwback.
Triangle Earrings– Bulky, usually made of plastic, and more colorful than you would believe possible, neon triangle earrings are the epitome of the 80’s style. A comparable and much improved idea is to go with arrowhead earrings instead.
Choker Necklaces– Why fight the trend? Chokers are back and it looks like they’re here to stay. These silver, gold, and gemstone chokers are the perfect way to put yourself above the rest of the crowd, with their plastic chokers, and come out on top this year.