In the past month, I shared my thoughts on which sunglasses trends, vacation trends, and beach trends are definitely in and out. But more and more I find myself repeating the phrase “never say never” in reference to any trend I’m on the fence about because, as you’re about to see, everything comes back around again. Despite being aware of this cyclical nature, I still found myself surprised to be warming up to a few of the ’80s fashion trends I used to throw mad shade on. (That is before the decade started to become as relevant in fashion as it currently is.)
I could rattle off a list of all the ’80s trends resurfacing right now without even trying: tweed, puffed sleeves, hot pink, strong shoulders, acid wash… I could go on, but I think you get the gist. With nearly every trend under the sun coming back, it was only a matter of time until the following four styles found their way into my wardrobe. My former self may be shaking her head right now, but that won’t stop me from embracing my newfound love for all things ’80s.
Ahead, see which trends are re-entering my wardrobe after a years-long personal ban and shop my favorite versions of each.