Bringing Back the 80’s

Bringing Back the 80's
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Bringing Back the 80's

About a week before Christmas, I had the opportunity to interview and photograph with River City Fashion Uprising, a creative organization that came to be through the many writers, photographers, and fashion-minded individuals of Virginia Commonwealth University (only the coolest school in VA, and definitely where I would have attended, had I gone to college).  I met up with their very talented photographer, Trysten, to shoot these photos, and emailed back and forth with Christina to answer the questions for their article (you can view it here).  Of course, I wanted to wear an outfit that really embodied me in a nutshell – the only problem being … I will never nail myself down to one particular style (which is something I touch on in the interview).

I love taking fashion inspiration from many different time periods, and my sister will probably laugh as she reads this – but I love the 80’s!  The vibrant colors, bold prints, and oversized pieces paired with chunky accessories is just so appealing to me.  So I gathered up some of my current favorites in my closet and threw together what I feel to be an adequate representation of the best of the 80’s.

My sweater is from H&M and I was shocked to find out that it’s still in stock (but not for long), considering the fact that I bought it on clearance a month ago!  I sized up and snagged a medium rather than my typical extra small, because I loved the baggy feel to it.  My pants have that “grunge” feel that was oh-so popular towards the end of the 80’s and into the 90’s and 00’s. Let it be known that if you purchase these, they will be the most comfortable pants you own and they also will be the #1 discussion topic when you’re in the presence of anyone over 35 years old.

Of course I had to bring back those iconic 80’s baubles, and Sugarfix knows what’s up because they sent me this super fun and chunky necklace in the most vibrant pink that just happened to brilliantly match my chunky pump heels!  The only thing I’m missing with this look is more volume to my hair and a scrunchy around my wrist!  DJ Tanner, look out – I’m coming for your style 😂

What do you think of bringing back older styles?  I so enjoy finding ways to incorporate them into my current wardrobe.  Before you know it, we’ll be seeing styles from our own childhood recycled back around!  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Outfit Details // top | pants | necklace | similar shoes | similar bag | similar earrings

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Photos by Trysten of The Photo Archives

Outfit Details // top | pants | necklace | similar shoes | similar bag | similar earrings



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    January 12, 2018 at 12:54 AM

    I love your sweater. It’s so beautiful and colorful! Love that you paired it with a tattered pants and a pink shoe!

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    January 12, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Your outfit is so fun! That interview opportunity sounds so cool!

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    Kimberly Burke
    January 12, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    I am OBSESSED with your bag and the pumps!!! So cute!

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    January 12, 2018 at 4:28 PM

    That sweater is so cute! I love how you styled it!


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    January 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

    This is such a cute sweater girl! I love the pops of pink.

    cute & little

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    January 13, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    OMG THOSE HEELS! That bag! I can not deal! I just adore how you styled this outfit!!

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    January 13, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Seriously loving all the blush pink details in this outfit hun and loving the images too! The perfect location!

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    Rachael Thomas
    January 13, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    First of all, the 80s are from my childhood, so now I feel super old, ha! I’m actually a big fan of the 80s, and love this look. Your sweater is so fun, and I’m loving the pink accessories!

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    January 14, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Such a cool outfit! Love the colors in the sweater and those pumps! So cute

    Xo, Steph

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    January 14, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    This is such a cute outfit!! I love your sweater! Such a cute combo of colors!

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    January 14, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    I love the 80’s too! Such bright, fun colors!

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    January 14, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    This top is so cute! I love those pumps, too 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

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    Celeste Godoy
    January 15, 2018 at 12:57 AM

    I love this look and how you accessorized it, Stephanie! I need to get that sweater now 🙂

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    January 15, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Love the sweater but the block heels stole my heart. Absolutely crushing over them.

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    January 15, 2018 at 11:18 PM

    Aw hell yeah girl, I’m all about the 80s style. Also those heels are killer. I need to get my hands on them ASAP

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    January 16, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Bringing back the 80’s in STYLE!! You styled this whole outfit to perfection!

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    Emily Wilkinson
    January 16, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    This is the cutest outfit! love those stripes!

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    January 16, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    I have found H&M to have some of my favorite sweaters! They range in spring styles all the way to winter with their thickness and warmth. It’s good to know this one is on sale and still available. I have been loving everything with stripes lately!

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    Lacey Faeh
    January 16, 2018 at 2:01 PM

    Those heels give me life!!

    A Lacey Perspective

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    January 16, 2018 at 10:44 PM

    SO loving this look, that sweater is so fun! Totally channeling the 80’s but in a totally cool and chic way– LOVE!

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    January 18, 2018 at 12:42 AM

    I am seriously loving all of the pops fo pink in this outfit! Such a cute pair of heels

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    Tayler Malott
    January 18, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    Love your sweater!


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