How to Make the '80s Trend Less Terrifying

This summer, we may have been doting on spaghetti-strap slip dresses, "naked" strappy sandals, and Carrie Bradshaw bags of the '90s, but the fall season is unquestionably all about '80s excess. In fact, '80s influences could be seen everywhere on the F/W 18 runways—from Tom Ford's glitzy metallics to shoulder-padded party dresses at Saint Laurent to oversize proportions of color blocking at Marc Jacobs, not to mention electric neons, animal-print sequined dresses, ruched leather, and amped-up evening looks that sashayed down the catwalks of practically every major designer's show. It's safe to say if you like the '80s, you're going to love fall 2018.

While the trend is pure eye candy on the runway, trying to pull it off in a fresh, modern—and, let's be honest, less terrifying—way is a different thing altogether. Luckily, we found some ultra-wearable pieces that give a nod to the '80s while still exuding a contemporary of-the-moment style. Scroll below to take on the trend.