Roundtable Discussion | Good 80s Trends
Although the 80s where a questionable time for fashion, there ARE some 80s trends that we’d like to see brought back. Here’s what our staff members thought were some good 80s trends.
Ninja Turtles, Markey Mark, Ghostbusters… oh wait. No but for reals… Members only jackets
Not being reachable all.the.time. I love my technology as much as the next lady (let’s be honest…probably more, I’m a tech nerd), but sometimes I find going without it liberating.
I just want to be able to wear leg warmers everywhere. Is that so much to ask?
Neon swishy pants with matching swishy jackets. Kate, over leggings with elastic foot loops?
Sorry, Tristan Chan, Michael Bay’s sorry excuse for TNMT does not count…it was so so bad.
NO FOOT LOOPS. stirrup pants are the worst. But yes on the leggings.
Amen sister! P.S. I’m calling, paging, emailing, texting, IMing, DMing, Facetiming, Skyping, Hangouting, smoke signaling you right now Laura Nicole
Jello Pudding Pops, John Hughes, Thundercats, He-Man, “We Are The World” Reunion… MTV music videos, Goonies, Garbage Pail Kids, Betamax, Max Headroom…
Fashion-wise, I’d like to see a new slap bracelet revolution as well as fanny packs. They’re so useful but have such a negative stigma.
TV- Inspector Gadget, DinoRiders, GI Joe.
MTV playing videos, Hair metal, big hair, Jennifer Grey’s old nose, boxy convertibles. Oh and movies where Russia is the enemy a la Red Dawn but not like the tragic remake Red Dawn
Porch Drinking Slap Bracelets FTW! Also high white socks with two colored stripe bands at the top. Danny—yes!! Rocky IV!
Pac Man cereal and Long Duck Dong
Dunkaroos, Miami vice style, l.a. gear, hammer pants. Oh yeah, and the phrase “psyche!”. Also, this is already coming back in the form of barcades, but video arcades for sure. That’s my number 1
Scrunchies. Shut up, Carrie Bradshaw!
Omg. can we bring back 80s ski culture in general? More people in colorblocked neon jumpsuits skiing 220s with their knees locked together please.
BIG hair I’d have it on lock!
Where top selling musicians come from soaps! Looking at you, Rick Springfield
As the baby child of PorchDrinking who was born in the 90s, I can’t comment on fashion or TV but there is some music I want to make a comeback. Rick Springfield – yes. Phil Collins + any band he was in – yes. Journey – never again.
I’d like to bring back my unawareness of American and global politics. Oh and Pee Wee’s Playhouse. That was dope.
A Cold War with Russia. Wait, never mind…
Big hair with the ever so flammable Aqua Net….so iconic
Chelsea—Journey forever… and this:
Revenge of the Nerds!
In the world of fashion, at least: HUGE SHOULDER PADS. Enough with the skinny jeans, leggings, and bandou dresses. Bring back the volume, the shape, the variety!