Next Friday night I am going to an 80’s night in the city for a girls night out.
This started thoughts of 80’s fashion and what to wear. I was born in 1977 so for the first part of the 80’s I had little to no say in what I wore. However I do have some strong memories of the fashion and the decade.
A look around at the shops shows that a revamped, slightly tweaked and not so bright 80’s fashion revival is occurring – minus the big shoulder pads.
A quick trip to the op shop and $2 type bargain stores with my friend has my outfit almost sorted.
- Fluorescent yellow mini skirt worn over black leggings
- Pink midriff top (worn over a black singlet as I am 40 not 18!)
- Pink leg warmers
- Fluorescent plastic bangles and beads
What I didn’t take into account was the freezing winters night in Melbourne at the moment so thought will have to be put into what I can wear to keep warm (once again showing I am 40 and not 18).
What are your fashion memories of the 80s? Have I missed any key elements that I should consider adding?