The 1980's fashion hiding in your closet

Ross and Chandler, wearing the once-popular Miami-Vice style suits, flashback to the 1980s in the Friends episode, #x201
Ross and Chandler, wearing the once-popular Miami-Vice style suits, flashback to the 1980s in the Friends episode, “The One With All The Thanksgivings.” (NBC Photo: Chris Haston)
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The sleeves were inexplicably poofy, the hair unexplainably big. My mom had a perm and my dad wore acid wash jeans — maybe yours did, too! Looking at old photos of family from the ’80s might make you scratch your head and just say, why?

But, if you look closely, you might notice some of the trendiest looks today don’t look so different from those old pictures.

Fashion is often cyclical, and there’s even a term for trends repeating themselves: the “20-year rule.” The basic idea is popular clothing goes out of style after a while, then 20 years later, it comes back. So the stuff you wear now is likely to be cool again in 2040 — maybe your own kids will rewear your “vintage” looks!

The ’80s were, of course, 30 to 40 years ago, but ’80s fashion still seems to be enjoying a renaissance. Do you have any of these 80s staples in your closet?

Scrunchies

High-top sneakers

Cutoff sweaters

Ripped jeans

Denim-on-denim

Headbands

Animal print

Vans shoes

Sequins

Miniskirts

Bomber jackets

Bucket hats

Neon sunglasses

Leggings

Graphic tees

Ankle socks

Suspenders

Ruffles

Fur collars

Extra-big tops

Colorful hair clips

Comments: molly.duffy@thegazette.com

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