I was thinking for the thousandth time the other day, “My goodness! The eighties are coming back! What am I going to do?” I was a child of the eighties, just old enough to remember the fashions but not old enough to appreciate them, which is why I’m so confused that they are making a come back. I am taking a survey for Newport-News.com and they are asking who my favorite designers are and have given me a list to choose from. Instead of just picking at random just to get the $10 off coupon I decided to do my research. My thinking has only been confirmed. As I’m working my way through the fashion internet, I am seeing: leggings, leg warmers, puffy sleeves (super sized), tight pants (for guys this time), collars up!, pink is in! (for men), the colors are getting wild and comic book like (some reminding me of Oscar the Grouch), lace everywhere, oh and the shoes! The accessories! I’ve seen bright as the sun, glossy, yellow pumps, long necklaces and bangles, the thicker the better thank you.
All of this to back up a theory that’s been formulating in my mind. There is nothing new under the sun: Fashion repeats itself. It just seems to come back bigger and scarier than the last time.
Christian V Siriano (my favorite so far)
Fashion tip for the week: Looking for a cheap way to fit in this fashion season? Check out all the eighties fashions on ebay. Simply search under “1980” or “80’s” you might just find some wildly modern looks!