Trend Alert: Eighties Revival


A major fashion throw back is occurring this Autumn/Winter with bulky retro belts, power shoulders and leather skirts. Yes, the era that was once a fashion punch line has returned bigger and better than ever with its latest party girl looks.

Metallic, glitter and oversized blazers; is this making your cringe yet? Well prepare for an attitude adjustment as designers, such as Balmain, have taken the eighties to a new level by creating the power woman with sex appeal and structured shoulders.

Let’s not forget Henry Holland’s focus on stripes and bold prints this season, making his collection pop with flashes of cherry reds and crisp purples.

Oversized blazers are always great to sport in winter, with bulging statement shoulder pieces, it’s an item which can bring flavour to any outfit this season.

Accessorise this look with a statement belt which will give you that hour glass figure. Knee high boots and bulky watches will bring your true 80’s flare out.

Celebrities are catching on to this edgy look; Miranda Kerr has been seen rocking leather pants, cropped blazer, biker boots and oversized accessories. Even the likes of Gossip Girl star Blake Lively has caught on with the trend accessorising her outfits with stylish knee high boots.

If your inner Madonna and Mimi Rodgers is screaming “YES” to all of this right now, then this is the statement look you have been waiting for.

Want to get the look? Affordable eighties style pieces are in stores everywhere at the moment. ASOS have vintage 80’s dresses from £30, New Look have black fringed leather skirts from a price of £17.99. This trend is easy to find in any high street stores right now.



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