Best of 1980s fashion: Which style cliché are you?
Wine. WhatsApp. Instagram's ever-growing wheel of wonderful impressionists. It's absolutely imperative to celebrate the things that held us together in 2020. Which brings us neatly to nostalgia, a soul-soothing balm when the weight of present time is just too heavy to bear.
Take social media: be it our Instagram feeds fast resembling a 'best of' album of our entire photo history to a revived appreciation of accounts that pay homage to Gwyneth Paltrow in her grunge-smoking-a-cigarette-era (simpler times). Romantic liaisons: not unlike a Jane Austen novel when it comes to the dating landscape in a global pandemic (a slow burn and lots of walking). Screen time: we still have yet to get over just how utterly triumphant The Last Dance was; a story of the NBA-league dominating Chicago Bulls 1990s team. Haven't watched it? Stop reading this and have a very pleasant evening.
Sometimes indulging in another time capsule just...feels good. It offers up some much-needed comfort, familiarity, answers even, in times of crisis and ever-mounting uncertainty. But if there's one era that really shined bright, in a very dark year, it's the 1980s. A pop culture renaissance largely encouraged by The Crown's introduction of Lady Diana Spencer and a newfound appetite for waist-up dressing (because this was, really, where the decade excelled, sartorially speaking). So, let's revisit the key tribes that made a comeback this year, shall we.
The Sloane Ranger
Strapless Party Dresses
Working Girl, Circa '88
3x Black Merino Wool Polo-Necks
A Power Blazer
Resting Bitch Face on Zoom
All About Athleisure
Jane Fonda's 1982 Workout Video on VHS
The Stay-At-Home Hedonist
A Rail of Puffball Sleeve Taffeta
Grace Jones' Pull Up To The Bumper Vinyl Record
Hair Full of Elnett And Secrets