Big shocker: Fashion recycles and repeats itself (flared jeans, anyone?). Even bigger shocker: '80s inspired trends are hot again this season. Ok, fine, it's not like the '80s retro, funky fashions ever totally left the scene (raise your hand if you've ever been to a disco-party!) but now the style is soaring back. Oh hell, yea!
When I heard the news, I listened to "Let's Get Physical" on repeat and recited as many lines of Dirty Dancing as I could recall from rote memory. And while that was all well and good, pictures of horrible '80s looks kept surging into my imagination. So I'll admit it: There were lots of fashions from the beloved era that completely missed the mark. But there were dozens of cute keepers.
Check out five '80s inspired styles that you need to get right this instant -- and five more that should've stayed buried.
What was your favorite '80s look?
Image via calmenda/ Flickr
I'm a big fan of high-waisted anything, but especially high-waisted jeans. The fit is comfortable, fun and fashionable -- and definitely a trend that should stick around forever!
($39.00, Urban Outfitters)