If we could describe '80s style in a nutshell, it would be: More is more. From big silhouettes and bigger shoulder pads to bold colors and no shortage of glamour whatsoever, the '80s were a time where experimenting with out-of-this-world proportions and styles was not just common. It was called for.
Fast-forward to 2019, and some looks may seem outdated, but we'll argue that they aren't dated at all. With the never-ending cycle of fashion trends that come back from the dead, the fashion world has managed to incorporate some of the biggest trends from the '80s into our daily lives. Think the same intrepid trends with more feathered bangs and bright blue eye shadow. This time, we're also opting for one trend at a time instead of throwing them all on.
To see what we're talking about, scroll on ahead and find 18 '80s-inspired outfits that don't look like you're going to a theme party.
Color-block like a pro.
Say yes to oversize buttons.
And to fluffy sleeves.
Lace looks better when its bright green and paired with black boots and belted chains.
The puffier the sleeves, the better.
Oversize blazers were made to be styled with biking shorts.
Do denim with a lace top and plenty of necklaces.
Velvet anything is also a must.
Ease yourself into the '80s with a crisp white one-shoulder dress.
A band tee was a classic then and is still a classic now.
Of course animal print needs to be included.
And statement shoulder pads too.
Chanel the late '80s for your rock-and-roll styling preferences.
Keep it modern with a pair of white kicks.
Frothy pink ruffles are the perfect match for your leather jacket.
Draped dresses are ever so flattering then and now.
Minidresses with bold prints and colors are perfect for a night dancing.
Channel the maximalist in you to achieve some '80s greatness.