YOU could say 1980s fashion has seen something of a revival in the past few years, with no wardrobe complete without a pair of skinny jeans or leggings.
This season it’s shifted up a gear and we’re talking metallic brights, neon nights and batwings brilliance.
To start with, one of the most outrageous pieces on the high street is this purple frill bag from Primark. The high shine is classic 80s. Bring it up to now by wearing it with a plain outfit. Your little black dress is perfect for this. Team with black shoes and bright nail varnish and you’ll have a colour pop look for just £6.
If you want to go full on with the look then grab this batwing dress at £20 from Boohoo.com The cowl neck and sleek satin gives it a more glamorous feel than some of the batwings of old can give.
The little belt gives a defined shape and the bright red is just a bit classier than neon numbers. Wear with bare legs in summer and opaque tights when it gets colder.
If you want to step back in time then the only shoe to be seen in is a pair of courts. These patent orange stilettos will complete and spruce up any outfit. At £54.99, if you’ve got the cash to splash, then go for it. Colour clash with neon pinks and blues, or play it straight and wear with all black.
Peplum skirts really do epitimise the 80s. Go for any style, print, plain or wear it long and stay prim. This purple dress from Rare, £35, is perfect for a dressy occasion — think classy cocktails rather than cramming in shots at the bar. Wear plain accessories in a subtle nod to the trend and avoid making it look cheap. This look is great on those girls who have curves — the ruffles will hide bulges and the fitted waist creates shape.
If you want to get your man in on the action then grab him this printed T-shirt from Primark at just £4. He’s going to need the confidence to pull it off, especially with all those lipstick kisses, but once he’s been out and about he’ll see he’s simply fashion forward.
Finally, if you want to add a dash of the era to your outfit you’ll not fail with this star necklace from New Look.
At £18 it’s an easy way to update your look without going overboard. You’ll fit in easily at the disco with this get up.