Trend: 80's Update

I was a child of the 80's, and although I didn't have the opportunity to dress myself back then, I remember the acid bright yellow dungarees, the ladybird print t-shirts and the pink hair bows that made the 80's a decade of fashion change. 
 This Spring/Summer, an 80's revival has taken place - acid washed denim, bright colours and clashing patterns have all comes back, as well as the punk side of fashion - think over-sized t-shirts teamed with Doc Martins and denim jackets.
This trend was seen all over the catwalks for Spring, but my favourite take on the look was by Marc Jacobs, for Marc by Marc Jacobs. Marc injected new life into the formerly ugly 80's rejects - acid bright hair bows, all-in-one jumpsuits and clashing patterns made the looks almost completely taken directly from my early childhood.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010

To get the look: juxtapose the 80's style with modern minimalism for a subtle take on the trend. If you feel like going all out, try a high waisted denim skirt or shorts with a bold printed tee and some leather lace-up boots. Don't forget the make-up too - lashings of bright lipgloss and eyeshadow will make this look complete.

If you love the hair bows as seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs, you can find out how to get the look here.

Check out the following pieces for inspiration, and I've thrown in some budget buys for good measure. 

Topshop ARMOUR Peep Lace-Up Cuff Boots

Oversized organic cotton T-shirt
Jimmy Choo
Conti snakeskin shoulder bag
Topshop Knitted Crochet Vest
Helmut Lang
Cracked-leather paneled shorts
80's Oversized Denim Gilet
Linda Farrow Luxe
Aviator-style acetate and metal sunglasses
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Blazing Star cotton sundress
 Alexander McQueen
Cutout leather ankle boots
Miu Miu
Bird suede and python clutch
Topshop Floral Print Playsuit

Acid-wash jersey T-shirt
Topshop Unique Flash Round Sunglasses

 Benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow/liner
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoe Lace bow hairband
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010


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