Hello pretty people of the internet world!! It has been awhile, and I’m just so excited and I just can’t hide it!! YEA, that just happened. Apparently, the 80s are making a comeback in more ways than one! lol
What we really need to be talking about are the 80′s trends and fashions that are making a HUGE impact on our styles for the spring and summer trends. What you might have been noticing around some stores are the brightly colored scarves, the mini skirts, geometric shapes, FLORAL (love!), button earrings, and polka dots (which are another favorite of mine)!! These are all inspired from the eclectic 80s which were a crazy decade where fashion was a statement made through neon, pastel, spikes, and a whole lot of crazy hair!
While everyone makes a little remark about the 80s and how awful the style was, I consider it a time where they were more outgoing and FUN! And, you can dislike that time as much as you want, but we were able to get some amazing trends and inspiration from it! I mean hello..MADONNA!! haha! But really, the “material girl” did help inspire a generation with very questionable yet “express yourself” style.
What I really loved about the trends at that time which are making big moves now are the fun accessories that go along with it! These can range from huge statement pieces with shiny gold and sparkles to the bold and very colorful arm candy! Also, a huge arm candy must-have which some of you may have noticed are the spikes and pyramid type bracelets that are great layering pieces!
I personally love the pastel mixes, and colors like mint, lilac, and coral. Throw them together, and you can make an outfit that is unique and shine worthy!
BUT!! What I’ve been dying to talk about for the last couple of weeks…. THE CARRIE DIARIES!! Yes, I am almost 25 and still watching teenybopper shows. Oh well, I’ll take it, mainly because I love this show! Now, I wasn’t a regular viewer of Sex and the City, but I know the basics, plus I’ve seen the movies. What I know 100% is that they had great fashion and Sex and the City knocked down the door for a woman to be inspired again to maybe try something new or think..”hey, I need that NOW!” However, this new and younger Carrie played by AnnaSophia Robb (who is so adorable and I love her crazy awesome hair!) is a more experimental Carrie. She is still in high school in the 80s where big hair, colored jeans, shoulder pads, and neon were an everyday must. So, it is interesting to see her style evolve and to learn how she becomes this amazing grown up Carrie who is the style icon to everyday real women.
What I love about the show is that you can find some of the same items that they wear or accessorize with in stores now! Like the colored denim, the studded accessorizes, the neons, and some great dress/blazer combos that I am in love with!
You may have already noticed from previous posts that I’m all about recycling statement or “critical” pieces in your wardrobe. Now that doesn’t mean that you should become a hoarder…that might be pushing it. But saving let’s say a great necklace that you know can be used for multiple uses is not a bad idea. My statement piece or let’s say my mother’s ….but I kinda took it from her…was her very bedazzled, very 80′s top and YES that means it had SHOULDER PADS!!! But, with a little editing like taking those shoulder pads out, I was able to create a great news year’s outfit with some black skinny jeans and boots! The BEST PART!! …everyone wanted to know where I got my top from???…….”Oh, it’s just something I had laying around…”
The 80s were a time to be inspired and to become more individualistic in your style whether you described it with what you wore or your hair color or what kind of music you listened to.
Here at NYZ MODA, we are always inspired by different decades and styles (obviously). So, it’s natural that we would take the 80s and bring it back!
With The Carrie Diaries, I was able to see how that decade made such a huge impact on everything from fashion to music and so much more.
We want to celebrate our new inspirations and share them with our amazing fans! SO…get ready….here comes 80′s night!!!! WOO HOO! We are so ecstatic to have an 80′s inspiration night on Thursday, March 21 at 8PM CST. You can find some great items that we considered to be our take on how you can create a very “now” outfit from styles from the 80s! COME CHECK IT OUT HERE!
Be bold, Be fun, Be fabulous!!