Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't Look Now, Here Comes the 80's

I can't believe it! Here is one of the latest junior styles. Look familiar? They will if you are old enough to remember the 80's. That's right. The 80's is making a comeback. That's what I've heard anyway. I'm wondering if it's just some of the clothes or other 80's fads and fashions too. I'm thinking slouch socks, jelly shoes, leg warmers, parachute pants, overalls, big hair, well you get the idea. Back in the 80's when really big hair was popular my hair was so smooth and straight I couldn't make it big to save my life. My hair laughed at perms and curling irons. Over the years, for whatever reason, my hair has become curly and can be frizzy if not kept under control. Now, my hair laughs at my flat iron. So, I'm thinking if 80s hair does come back, either my hair will rebel and turn straight again (I wouldn't mind) or I am going to be really hip now. Although, now I'm too mature(read old)to care if I'm hip or not. The 80s was fun when it was the 80s, but having looked back on some of the fashion and music, I'm thinking it might be better if the 80s stay back there in the 80s.
Do you remember the wedding of Charles and Di? Or how about the launch of MTV, Michael Jackson's hair on fire, ALF, the space shuttle Challenger disaster, Chernobyl, The Exxon Valdez oil spill, the fall of the Berlin Wall and end of the Cold War.
Take a stroll down memory lane and look at more of the history of the 80s here.
I know some of you may be thinking "gag me with a spoon", some may be thinking "radical!" Whatever you're thinking, you may want to take your bad self out and stock up on hairspray and get out your Flashdance clothes and just wait it out.
Like it or not, the 80's may be back for awhile.


  1. I'm gonna go buy some Aqua Net and a ripped collar sweatshirt!

  2. The 80s were so tubular! I was going to marry Roger Taylor from Duran Duran, shaved the sides of my head like the guy from Thompson Twins, self-punched holes in my ears. Oh, those were the days, I wanted to Feed the World. Those were the good ole days! But since my daughter thinks 25-30 years old is Old, maybe I'm more Ancient. LOL

  3. I know where I work I've been seeing more and more of the eighties...not always my favorite styles from that era, but I've seen them.

  4. I was born in the 80's but it was a pretty rad 5 years.

  5. Jelly Shoes & Bracelets live forever!! Personally, I loved the Rainbow patches my Mom would sew onto the back pockets of my blue jeans :) tee hee

  6. Where stirrups really ever in style? lol!