Today’s Monday Listicles are 10 Things Totally 80s. This was a topic I got to suggest.
I got so into the 80s as I researched for this post that I posted 14 Toys & Other Stuff from the 80s on Friday. Check it out and let me know if you remember any of that stuff. I’m sure you will.
Ocean Pacific (OP)
Everybody wore these when I was in junior high. I was obsessed with getting my hands on a pair. Unfortunately when I got them…I didn’t rock them.
Here’s what they look like when they were worn well:
Here’s what they looked like on me.
|BABY. GOT. BACK.|
Check out the matching OP shirt. And the sweet pink Huffy. Actually the Huffy was my sister’s bike. I didn’t have a Huffy, but I did have a white and green striped banana seat.
Britches Rugby Shirts (with rubber buttons)
I think this was a Washington, D.C. local thing – maybe a few other cities. My husband didn’t have a clue what I was talking about when I brought this up to him. In our area, the Britches store was the “Abercrombie & Fitch of its day“. They sold casual and outdoor clothing. But they had this one style of shirt, the rugby shirt, that everyone was wearing. What made the Britches brand so special, outside of the expensive price, and the warthog logo, was the rubber buttons. We couldn’t afford the Britches brand, so I got the cheap knock-offs with the plastic buttons. So not the same. Kids checked for that crap.
Now that I think about it, I think had one Britches rugby shirt. But I think that either I, or my sister, spilled chocolate milk down the front of it and it stained the white button part. Typical. Maybe that’s why I was only allowed to rock the knock-off.
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Here’s Tom Cruise of Risky Business fame wearing his Wayfarers the cool way.
I may not have rocked the glasses, but I sure rocked that cotton candy…and the farmer’s tan.
The Banana Clip
Again, I could not rock this.
|Too cool for school.|
The GIANT Bow
I LOVED the giant bow. I rocked this one…most of the time. I had a bunch of these, along with a swell collection of scrunchies. I would wear them on the top of my head all the way down to the nape of my neck. I may have even worn multiple bows down my back on a french braid – that sounds like it would have looked stupid…which ensures that I probably did it. One of my favorites was a big denim bow with a silver Indian eagle medallion in the center. Wearing that, I gave new meaning to the term “Western Sizzlin”. Hot.
Mine was WAY cooler than this.
Hair is such a big deal when you’re a teen. I spent hours with my curling iron. I had two failed perms. I could not rock this. There were a few girls in my school that had their hair so perfectly feathered that the feathering ended at the very middle of the back of their head where the feathered sides met, so that it looked like a faux butt crack on their head. I so envied their feathered butt cracks. I could not reproduce that butt crack.
This wasn’t me.
She had perfectly feathered hair.
I could never reproduce this on my own head.
I kind of rocked this t-shirt…in an awkward, oily forehead, eighth grade, metal brace-face kind of way. My sister was really rockin’ that mullet.
My weak attempt at a mullet.
A woman who knows how to rock a mullet. She’s got a full-out party on her shoulders.
She’s got it. Yeah baby, she’s got it.
How many of these fashion trends did you rock? What was your all-time favorite 80s fashion trend? Tell us about it in the comments.
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