Top Five 80’s Trends for 2013

Do you love all things 80’s? Unless we’re talking some classic movies or dance-y music, ahem hello Marky Mark, I don’t know if I could agree. The big hair, the shoulder pads… I’d say the eighties are more like the decade I love to make fun of. So if you’d asked me earlier this year how I felt about 80’s fashion making a comeback, I’d probably have laughed. But lately, I’ve found myself donning some eighties-inspired looks and pieces. Say it ain’t so.

1. peplum top with leather moto jacketThankfully I haven’t gone completely to the dark side, wearing some fully-neon geometric print jumpsuit. But neon flats or a neon top? Yep, you caught me.

2. Tied Tees.maxi dress with a knotted tee shirtDon’t worry, I haven’t broken out my neon, rhinestone-encrusted t-shirt clip yet. I’d like to think tying a tee over a maxi is more modern than the eighties version, right? Maybe?

3. Printed to wear mint springLet’s just say this: at least the patterned pants of today aren’t parachute pants or made of tracksuit material.

4. Keds.Red keds 2013

I don’t have much to say for myself here. They’re pretty much the exact same as they were 25 years ago. The only redeeming factor? I’m not wearing them with those bright, obnoxious shoe laces and multiple pairs of socks.

5. Jean Jackets.plane wear resort vacationGood thing they’ve been redesigned in a more modern, fitted cut because let’s be honest: those boxy things of the past weren’t flattering on anyone. And trust, you will never catch this girl in an acid wash version. NEVER.

I guess what’s old really is new again.

Tell me, what eighties-inspired styles do you love? And which ones would you not be caught dead in?


32 thoughts on “Top Five 80’s Trends for 2013

  1. jackie

    it’s so crazy how everything comes back in style again. but i think these updated versions look SO much better. oh i loved me some tie-dye in the 80s haha.
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  2. Lauren @ Style of One's Own

    These are all super cute! I like that the trends have been updated. The printed pants have come a long way. I personally can’t stand the 80’s. The colors were probably the worst. Thankfully I didn’t have to spend much time in the 80’s but I still have pictures of my mom in neon parachute pants and acid washed jeans. And of course our house was mauve and dusty rose…yuck.

    Style of One’s Own

  3. Agi

    My favorite ones are the jean jacket and printed pants. Neon isn’t bad but I can’t get into tie dye. It reminds me too much of my childhood.

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  4. Amy

    I wore Keds when I was in elementary school. There was one girl in my class that had a pair in just about every color of the rainbow. I just had white. I love all of these looks on you! I SO knotted my baggy tees back in the day.


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  5. Nikki

    I am not a fan of the 80s but I do love all of these trends! I’d like to think they are more updated versions… It seems like trends just get recycled. I just hope shoulder pads don’t come back…


  6. mili

    Wow I didn’t even think of the 80s when I saw these trends! Nevertheless I am a fan

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  7. Niki

    I love the 80s so much, but I do have to say that this time around I’m liking the 80s trends much better than the original!


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