Acceptable in the ’80s and Trending Right Now

80s trends for SS17

We know what you’re thinking… the 1980s can’t be on trend again? Afraid so. But for AW17 we’re getting the very best of ’80s fashion in flattering styles you’ll definitely want in your wardrobe.

The ’80s isn’t exactly most known for being subtle or chic, but if you look a bit more closely there was plenty of great stuff happening in fashion. And this season’s catwalks were awash with 80s-inspired pieces – the designers are loving it, and so are we. Here’s why…

80s trends for ss17

The Power Suit

Power dressing doesn’t get much better than this. And you genuinely do feel like you can take on the world when you’re wearing something this slick. Who run the world? Girls! Try a bold suit in a bright colour or an oversized blazer to get the look.



80s trends for SS17

Metallic Must-Haves

This trend has been creeping in for a while, but the new season will see an abundance of high-shine, molten metallic details. Think silver court shoes, rose gold bags, glittering gold sandals and shimmering fabrics. We love it best on accessories, but a slinky plissé top with just a touch of sheen is a great way to work the trend too.


80s trends for SS17

Asymmetric Silhouettes

Sometimes, one shoulder is better than two. It’s been a favourite for party season and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. It’s a wardrobe no-brainer and a cool one-shoulder top will instantly reinvent a pair of tux trousers or fail-safe skinny jeans… (once you’ve found the perfect multi-way bra that is).



80s trends for SS17

Pretty Pinks

Pretty shades of blush are a fashion mainstay in our wardrobes, but this season it’s time to embrace the boldest and brightest shades of pink. Feeling brave? Team hot pink with red or coral for unashamedly statement style.


Serious Sleeves

When it comes to sleeves, bigger is definitely looking better. Fluted, flared, puffy, ruched, oversized… anything goes really. Our preferred style is a more structured, trumpet sleeve – the perfect way to update a simple blouse or shift dress for the new season.


Will you be giving any of these ’80s trends a try? Or is there something here you would rather had stayed in the 1980s?  Let us know in the comments below…


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