It's not '80s fashion unless your OOTD is a kaleidoscope of colour, texture, print, shine and shape
Age of excess
In the embrace of the decade of decadence — the 1980's darling — highlights, leopard motifs, metallics and dramatic shoulders are trends you won't be able to escape this fall/winter. Beyond those OTT-ness, the short route in bringing back the '80s also includes fierce floral prints (as seen at Balenciaga), vibrant colourblocking (Moschino and Tom Ford) and flashy Baroque prints (Versace).
Caution! Be careful not to go The Goldbergs route of colourblocking by way of nylon athletic gear and contrasting bum bags. You've taken the flashback too far when you're iron-willed in the layering of the trends without shedding the excess silhouette — meaning, all garments should be close to the figure when you're going heavy on the drama. Streamline, streamline and then streamline again in reminiscence of Pat Benatar, with statement skin-tight printed tops and slick leather pants. When mixing colours, dress to surprise — purple with orange, green with pink and red with yellow will do the job, even if you're not into bright brights. But give it a go accessories wise, as neon always sends the right message even in small doses, whether it's Balenciaga or Loewe that's more your vibe.
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