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There is something about 80s fashion trends that always draws us in. Everything from boxy blazers and power suits to colorful flares and tailored jumpsuits literally looks sick. And the one thing you can always count on when it comes to fashion is that everything old inevitably becomes new again.
After a few years of lockdown, it’s no wonder we’re craving dopamine-inducing ’80s maximalist outfits that are nothing but bold silhouettes, bright colors and punchy prints. We’re looking for that fun, high-energy fashion that’s eternally optimistic and ready for whatever the day throws at us.
It also doesn’t hurt that every ’80s trend is as comfortable as hell and made for the activities. Watch us strut to work on a Friday in flared denim jumpsuits or hot pink power suits and order every piece we step into before hitting the bars after 5 p.m. for a bevvie and a boogie. Seriously, these 80s are adapting to the demand to be seen.
If, like us, you fancy immersing yourself in the resurgence of 80s fashion this winter, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together the ultimate list of must-haves for you to participate in the trend.
80s fashion trends worth checking out in 2022
Women’s Lenora Quiksilver x Stranger Things Windbreaker Jacket, $99.99
If patchwork, pastel windbreakers don’t just scream ’80s, I don’t know what does. This one of the stranger things x Quiksilver collaboration is the perfect oversized fit. Elastic cuffs and hem look soiiiick. Plus, the half-zip closure makes this windbreaker a go-to for layering in the cooler months. We get “let’s be physical” vibes, and that’s what we’re here for.
Combination of boilers
Afends Miami Hemp Denim Flare Jumpsuit, $200
Making room in your winter wardrobe for the Miami Jumpsuit is going to be pretty easy, just look at it! Inspired by the 80s, this boiler suit is a flattering fitted design and features a button front and four pocket combo. The best part is that it’s made from organic cotton and eco-friendly hemp denim, so this durable jumpsuit will last you for years to come. It’s the epitome of effortless ’80s style.
Stradivarius Wide Leg Denim Overalls, $72
If you’re looking for a more traditional dungarees style with a touch of 80s fashion, these hot pink wide leg dungarees from Stradivarius are a solid choice. They are attractive, functional and fabulous!
ASOS Extro & Green trouser suit, $90 (blazer), $60 (trousers)
The 80s called and power suits are back, so why not go the extra mile and get a hot pink one! It was love at first scroll when we spotted this bright pink on ASOS. The pants are high waisted and wide leg while the blazer is slightly oversized and can be worn open or closed.
Original flare jeans, $69.99
Flares have slowly but surely made a comeback in recent years. If you haven’t embraced the 80s fashion trend yet, now is the time. The pair of Cotton On is the perfect place to start. They’re colorful, quirky, and flattering as all hell. We suggest pairing them with some bright Docs or platform shoes to really rock those 80s vibes.
Dad Graphic Tee, $29.99
If you can’t get your hands on any real 80s band tees, then these poppy graphic tees from Cotton On are probably the next best thing. It’s an easy way to brighten up your winter wardrobe while giving it a retro flair.
Happy Hawaii Kokomo pants, $250
These bold little babies will essentially become your winter uniform. These are vintage-inspired cotton drill straight pants by Australian designer Emma Mulholland. Almost every piece of Holiday captures the vibes of the drifting, restless traveler of the 80s and 90s, and is a fucking vibe.
Mac Colar cotton-on-leather trench coat, $109.99
we blame High fidelity (the Zoe Kravitz version) for our obsession with leather coats. It screams 80s glam rocker fashion and pairs perfectly with blue boyfriend cut jeans, Docs or combat boots and a cropped tank top, tee or long sleeves.
AGOLDE Rianne bodysuit, $105.52
We can understand why, in the 80s, everyone was obsessed with bodysuits. They pair perfectly with denim and instantly elevate any look.