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I can’t say that I’ve really looked to the 80s for fashion inspiration. If anything, I’ve spent a lot of time in recent years paring things back, and the 80s is on the other end of the spectrum – oversized, bright and big! I think it’s safe to say that the era hasn’t influenced a lot of our personal styles for a while, but a lot of the cuts and silhouettes that we’re seeing around today are courtesy of the 80s. Things aren’t always black and white when it comes to personal style, but for the longest time I had a binary approach to 80s fashion – it was always a solid no for me. So I need to preface this blog spot by acknowledging my wrongs, and to my mum – if you’re reading this – there’s an apology coming your way 🤪.
I’m an 80s baby. And my mum embraced the farshun of that time. So the photos of my first few years provide a glimpse into 80s fashion at its peak! My mum, my aunties, her friends – their shoulder pads, collars (and fashion statements!) were big, and provided a lot of laughs for me and my cousins when flicking through old albums of our mums cradling us as kids. Considering how much I’ve laughed at their outfits in the past, it’s ironic that I’m finding my personal style is slowly morphing to that of my mum’s. While I can’t see myself getting a perm anytime soon, I have really come to appreciate her style and 80s fashion as a whole. Kudos to the jumpsuits, boxy blazers, pleated trousers and prairie dresses – I’m kinda diggin’ these now (and I’m sorry for laughing at you mum 😜).
Take this new Everlane blazer that I’m sporting in this outfit (psst, it also comes in this amazing gingham version that is set to sell out!) – it’s aptly named the ‘Everlane 80s Blazer’ and it features the boxy shoulders and shoulder pads that were a staple at the time. Weirdly flattering as they make your shoulders look wider than your waist and hips, and as is the case with blazer dressing, just throw it over anything and you’re good to go. The colour is stand out if you have a wardrobe of neutrals, but I’ve found this dusty-blue colour to be really flattering. It’s the perfect mix between blue and grey. Something worthwhile noting is the fabric – it’s 98% wool and it looks and feels premium. I have my fair share of blazers and I’ve come to appreciate a wool blazer – they’re the ones that go the distance.
Size-wise, I’m wearing my usual Everlane size here, a size 0. As you can see, it’s an oversized fit errywhere – the shoulders and the arms. I’m quite happy with the relaxed fit but I do have the black version on its way in a size 00 to try out so I can share my thoughts on the size difference for those of you that have your eye on this style.
As for the rest of my outfit, I’m wearing my trusty straight-leg jeans from Dr Denim (which you would have seen me wear here and here), my cognac slingbacks from Sarah Flint (discount code here) and an organic cotton tee from Everlane. Casual but elevated.
Hope you guys are having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!