Devoid of glamour and with an emphasis on unstructured comfort, the 80′s is sometimes referred to as the “death of fashion” and “the tasteless decade”. Twenty five years later, fashion trends are inspired by the 80’s – but with added glamour this time around. For those of us who are old enough, cruise or cringe down memory lane as you peruse the list of items below that have made a comeback this autumn season:

  • Broad, two-toned striped knit tops
  • Skinny pants
  • Longer length T’s
  • Leggings
  • Micro minis
  • Broad waist belts
  • Mélange grey knit
  • Grey jeans
  • Deep V–neck tops with welted waist bands
  • Red and black tartan checks (plaid)
  • Red, black and white colour combinations
  • Hounds tooth (black and white micro check)
  • Bubble or bell skirts
  • Patent accessories
  • Membership jackets
  • Plastic jewelry
  • Ankle boots
  • Leg warmers
  • Punk chic t-shirts and studded belts

Fortunately, electric blue eye shadow, fuchsia lipstick, oversized shirts, shoulder pads and big hair never made the revival. Apart from skinny pants and leggings, retailers have ensured that their 80’s inspired punk and gothic collections are feminine and flattering. We’ll therefore be wearing the clothes that we once loathed again – only this time with style!