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3 Ways To Go Retro & Bring The ’80s Back Into Your Wardrobe

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If you kept an eye on the runway this season, you’d know that a whole lot of designers drew inspiration from the ’80s for their collections. Designers like Balmain, J.Crew, and Isabel Marant brought everything from padded shoulders and reflective sunglasses to ruffles and patches back on the ramp. So, of course, due to that trickle down effect, you’re about to see all this on the streets…or maybe you’ve already started to.

Just so you’re ahead of the curve, we’re showing you how to bring the ’80s to your style with 3 different looks. Now, you can either rummage through your mom’s closet for these pieces, or buy them in store.


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1. Exaggerated Shoulders

Powerful shoulders were an on-going theme in the ’80s, Whether you have them padded or just ruffled, as a jacket or a top, exaggerated shoulders were a big trend back then, and you’ll see it in every store today as well.

H&M Ruffled Blouse (Rs 2,999)
Vero Moda Black Solid Jeans (Rs 1,747)
Forever 21 Faux Leather Fanny Pack (Rs 1,099)


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2. Gold

It’s not just any kind of gold. Gold lamé (a kind of fabric that was knit or woven with ribbons of metallic fibres) tops, skirts, and dresses were totally a thing in the ’80s and, you’ve got to admit, the colour still looks fashion-forward today.

Koovs Metallic Swing Cami (Rs 905)
Forever New Linen Wrap Skirt (Rs 1,695)
Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Heels (Rs 1,999)


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3. Waist Belts

Your waist is the narrowest part of the body and, to accentuate it, people wore wide waist belts in the ’80s. Whether its to shape up an oversized top or just as an accessory over your dress, these belts are totally hot right now. If you’re wearing it in the day, throw on some coloured reflective sunnies to add to that ’80s vibe.

StyleFiesta Statement Belt (Rs 699)
Zara Shirt Dress (Rs 3,990)
Opium Candy Fire Sunglasses (Rs 2,250)

A writer, social media expert, and self-proclaimed beauty junkie, Anushka's alter ego Pocket Stylist is a platform to showcase her everyday style, must-haves, and tips. A graduate from the London College of Fashion, her taste is current, trendy, and highly accessible. She’s also a certified hair stylist.

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