The decade of Gordon Gekko, Jane Fonda workout videos, Madonna bracelets, big teased hair, and tight leopard minidresses is baaaaaack!
At right, Yasmin LeBon on the cover of Elle in 1985.
Do those opaque tights and bold colors look familiar?
On the Fall 2008 runways, there were copious amounts of torn fishnets, big-shouldered blazers, neon brights, and tiered minidresses.
At right: Balmain Bold patterns in fuchsia and matchy-matchy accessories scream: "Fetch my Lamborghini!"
PPQ tiered bustier dress, via nymag.com
(Aside: how fabulous are those mittens??)
House of Holland
Twinkle, channeling the Jennifer Beals Flashdance look; photo via nymag.com
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Animal prints and colorful boots always say "I want my MTV!"
Off-the-shoulder looks are pure 80s!
This photo and next 2 courtesy nymag.com
A bold-shouldered blazer might be the way to go!
Miami Vice chic at Emanuel Ungaro
J-C de Castelbajac, complete with Rubik’s Cube handbag!
This and next photo via Paris Vogue
Robert Normand – the paint splatter, the bright waist-cincher, totally 80s!
How to be retro-licious and not a fashion vicitim? Limit your 80s nods to one per outfit – a fabulous sequined piece, an off-the-shoulder-blouse, a zippered ankle jean, but not all at once!!
In the shops:
Shiny ankle-button jeans and an armful of bangles say, yay retro! Shop the above look at standardstyle.com
291 off-shoulder sweatshirt, at shopbop.com
Forever 21 tunic top
Love Yaya Blaze dress. Go to shopbop.com
Trina Turk Dali dress, at chickdowntown.com
AKA New York twisted leopard print silk dress.
T-Bags print one shoulder tiered dress, at shopbop.com
Christopher Deane Sammy silk triangle dress, at Kitson
Karen Zambos Vintage Couture leopard leggings, at shopbop.com
CC is looooooving these diamond pattern tights . . . And they come in 44 different colors!
Forever 21 long checked scarf - what is it about this checkerboard pattern that just makes CC nostalgic for her Run DMC tapes and Benetton rugby??
Marc by Marc Jacobs wristlet intrecciato clutch.
Go to net-a-porter.com.
Oversize shades are the way to go; and you can wear these sunglasses at night!
Super Sunglasses via wwd.com
“Status Sneakers” (not to mention colored jeans!) are back in . . . Photo above courtesy nytimes.com.
At right: Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Giuseppe Zanotti Resort shoes;
Below: Proenza Schouler sandal;
So put Cyndi Lauper and Wham on your ipod and get to steppin’!