80s

Wake Me Up, Before You Go Go

I was born in the late 80′s which means my memory of 80′s (music and fashion) is only limited with my subconscious. However; 80′s music is my all time favourite, I find that decade the last gasp of breath before the music industry goes ashtray. Though I never thought that I would enjoy 80′s fashion. After all that time I made fun of my mother’s huge belts, aviator sunglasses, shoulder pads and ripped denim. If you are careful enough you will figure out the exact time-line of trends comeback. I am hereby providing evidence for my future children to mock me as they wish. Yes I did. With pleasure.

Ripped jeans ASOS, shoes really old Zara, top&bag Topshop

Jumpsuits

I’m guessing this name is given because of their comfort, yet I find them to be one of the most uncomfortable pieces of clothing in history. Of course the reason of my belief is partially the romper I wore to a rock festival last year; which resulted in me trying to hold it in avoidance of touching anywhere while I was trying to pee naked in those horrifying toilet booths (sorry).

But the moral of the story is ; I wore them despite of knowing that it would be a nightmare for me because they looked AWESOME! Paired with right shoes and accessories, no doubt that you would be the chicest in the room. With the endless flow of jumpsuit stream on the runway of F/W 12 shows, I took it as a chance to pick out my favourite vintage jump jump jumpsuits:

1) Teal & Black Striped 2 Piece Jumpsuit with Belt (80s) – Auction (current price $24.99)

2) Slouchy Ethnic Draped Rayon Jumpsuit (80s) – $78.00 (or best offer)

3) Military Button Pantsuit with Batwing Sleeves (80s) – Auction (current price $25.00)

4) Floral Pocketed Grunge Jumpsuit (80s) – Auction (current price $14.99)

5) Velour Leopard Print Jumpsuit with High Waist and Palazzo Trousers (80s) – $39.00 (or best offer)

6) Snakeskin Biker Leather Jumpsuit – Auction (current price $56.00)

7) Black Deep V Neck Jumpsuit with Sequin Shoulders and Tapered Pants (80s) – Auction (current price $14.99)

8) Black and White Striped Jumpsuit (80s) – $43.00

9) Black and White Structured Futuristic Jumpsuit (80s) – $85.00

10) Geode Violet Iridescent Jumpsuit – $112.00

11) Red Plunging Zip Front Dotted Jumpsuit with Palazzo Pants (70s) – $72.00

12) Black Button Front Jumpsuit with Floral Print and Laced Up Back – $46.00

13) Purple Paisley Jumpsuit – $42.00

Sheer Sleeves

Let’s get something out in the open: your arms! Thanks to Marc Jacobs, since the beginning of the Fall 2011 season, no matter how much we conceal ourselves, the arms – we have to display, which is fine because they never actually get cold. As long as your back and chest is covered up, who cares abour the arms, right? Besides the likelyhood of the arm clevage being disturbing is really really low since it is not considered an intimate part of the body so its safe. Last, but not least, it is an excellent option to show off your arm candies whilst dressed up in winter. So come on, who wouldn’t like sheer sleeves?

1) Plum Sheer Sleeves Long Blazer (80s) – $50.00

2) Black and Gold One Piece Jumpsuit With Sheer Sleeves (80s) – $70.00

3) Marc Jacobs F/W 2011-2012

4) Navy Blue Sheer Sleeved Blazer (80s) – $40.00

5) Poppy Red Floral Blouse With Sheer Sleeves (90s) – $36.00

6) Fleur de Lis Monogram Print Blazer with Sheer Sleeves – $34.00

7) Floral Blazer Blouse with Sheer Sleeves (80s) – $30.00

8) Metallic Silver Jacquard Cocktail Dress with Flutter Frill Mesh Sleeves – AU$89.00

9) Delicate Sheer Sleeved Blouse (60s) – $42.00

10) Navajo Embroidered Peter Pan Collar Sheer Sleeved Blouse (70s) – Auction (current price $9.99) or BIN for $175.00

11) Black White Silk Polka Dot Evening Blouse with Sheer Sleeves – AU$49.00

The Skin I Live In

Either be a vamp or a rocker, a fashionista or a lady, you need to have at least one piece of leather clothing in your closet. Let it be a motorcycle jacket, shorts or a pencil skirt; wearing leather has been extremely common since the 80s, in other words since the beginning of the gothic rocker years. Of course this statement is valid for leather clothing, the material itself has been used for practical or decorative purposes for more than 500 years.

If you want to go safe, prefer a black motorcycle jacket that would basically go with everything. However I advise you to opt for some more interesting choices such as full skirts, beige shorts, burgundy trousers or green jackets. You won’t need anything else to steal the spotlight.

Some people prefer synthetic leather in order to preserve the nature and save animals, but for those who wants to use real leather for quality reasons; I say, at least always use vintage leather so that no more animals would suffer for you (same with fur).

1) Black Leather Cropped Skinny Motorcycle Jacket (80s) – $107.99

2) Leather High Waisted Full Skirt (80s) – $46.00

3) Beige Leather High Waisted Shorts (80s) – $72.00

4) Black Leather Draped Batwing Bodycon Mini Dress (80s) – $146.00

5) Green Leather Motorcycle Jacket (80s) – Auction (current price $14.99)

6) High Waisted Black Leather Knee Lenght Pencil Skirt (80s) – Auction (current price $14.99)

7) Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket – $74.00

8) Black Leather High Waisted Pleated Shorts – $65.00

9) High Waisted Leather Pants (90s) – $115.00

10) Dark Angel Moto Jacket – $214.00

Tropical Print

Aloha island visiters! Instead of wrapping yourself around the conventional lei and be exposed to lame jokes, try some tropical prints to get into hawaiian mode and start your summer shopping spree with some joy:

1) Hawaiian Watteau Back Hibiscus Maxi Dress (70s) – Auction (current price $9.99)

2) Tropical Floral Lightweight Short Sleeve Shirt (80s) – $20.00

3) Givenchy Two Piece Silk Blouse and Mock Tulip Wrap in Tropical Floral Print (80s) – $75.00

4) Short Tropical Print Dress – $26.00

5) Exotic Tropical Floral Printed Pixie Cotton High Waisted Shorts (90s) – $15.00

6) Bright Red – Orange Tropical Floral One Piece Swimsuit (80s) – $25.00

7) Flowy Tropical Print Deep V Maxi Dress (80s) – Auction (current price $9.99)

8) Racer Back Mini Ruffled Sun Dress (80s) – $52.00

9) Silk Tropical Bird of Hawaii Skirt – $21.49

10) Tropical Rainforest Tank Dress (90s) – $24.00

11) High Waisted Tropical Print Shorts (80s) – $8.00

12) Bright Tropical Floral Romper – $24.00

Seeing Stars

No, literally seeing stars everywhere. Huges one preferrably. And sequins. And chiffon. Or both. And yes I’m talking about Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2011 show and the star print rave that followed through. I know that its one year too late, F/W 2012 shows are about to start which means boatload of new trends, but why not shine a little more while you still have time? And what better place to search for some sequin stars other than the flashy racks of 80s?

1) White Blue Bandolino Leather Shoes with Gold Stars, Made in Italy (80s) – $24.99

2) Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2011 show

3) Beaded Silver Star Angora Sweater (80s) – $35.00

4) Black and Gray Star Printed Fitted Blouse (80s) – $46.00

5) Black Oversized Gold Star Printed Batwing Draped Blouse (80s) – $46.00

6) Sequin Star Shimmer Black Rayon Shirt (80s) – $22.00

7) Navy Jersey with Gold and Silver Embroidered Stars – $39.00

8) Navy Sequinned Star Dress (80s) – £80.00

9) Cosmic Blue Star Dress with Gold Zipper (90s) – $98.00

10) White Corset Dress with Gold Rhinestone Stars (80s) – $128.00

11) Blue & White Star Sweater (80s) – $58.00

12) Metallic Knit Dress – $20.00