The 80’s revival has been simmering away subtly for some time but it has moved to the forefront of popular culture and thanks to TV series such as Stranger Things the 80’s trend has now become key. The greatest things about 80’s looks is that they are easily wearable and offer an inspiring versatility.
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Along with staple stripes and block colours 80’s fashion was big on accessories. The Adidas Unisex Aberdeen watch (£55) shouts out retro, or for style over colour go for the Swatch Unisex Nuit Bleue watch (£47.50), from www.watchshop.com
In the 80’s the back pack was considered practical rather than a fashion statement but now this style of bag is an essential 80’s inspired accessory. DBR Bags Nina Italian Leather Backpack (£175) has that retro influence with super style but not holding back on practicality with pockets and compartments a plenty, check out www.dbrbags.com. Team up your back pack with a long overcoat such as Next’s grey belted wrap coat (£90) for the perfect 80’s winter look, visit www.next.co.uk.
The boxy oversized fit cardigan was an 80’s go to - for today’s look the A-MM-E Nicky Camel Cashmere cardigan (£180) is ideal, from www.wolfandbadger.com.
Pop socks and striped sports socks were typical of 80’s style, check out SockShop (www.sockshop.co.uk) for a range of retro looks. If you are fan of iconic 80’s films Fame and Flashdance, then loose fit tops worn off the shoulder are an easy to wear option, get that feeling with Sundried’s Grivola Tee (£50.00) from www.sundried.com and complete the look with Elle Leg Warmers from SockShop (£5.99).
No 80’s look would be complete without a Rubik’s Cube, whether it’s in your bag, on your coffee table or you are actually trying to solve it. Rubik’s have developed the original cube with new features as the Rubik’s Spark, giving a current twist with multi-player gaming and single player options, £24.95 at www.rubiks.com
If you are seeking 80’s style for the home then look no further than Brabantia’s Orla Kiely Collection Retro bin range (£95-£132) from www.brabantia.com
Lund London’s retro inspired home accessories including the Neon Clock (£45) and Flash Tidy storage trays (from £14) give a real 80’s day-glo feel, visit www.lundlondon.com
No 80’s bathroom was without soap on a rope, the Jack Black Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap on a Rope (£12.95) is the perfect modern tribute to this blast from the past, from www.mankind.co.uk
Everything seemed bigger and brighter in the 80’s especially in beauty. Bold red lip colours are just as popular now as they were then, Lipcote (£3.99) was a must to give your lipstick staying power and is still just as effective now to keep your pout perfect, from www.lipcote.com
Bigger eyebrows have firmly made a comeback but require more fixing in place, everybody wants to rule their eyebrows, and you can with Browcote waterproof brow sealer (£6.99). The packaging for Browcote was inspired from the 80s Memphis Art movement, visit www.lipcote.com