I styled 3 outfits inspired by the popular fashions of thirty years ago! From the hair metal rockers and groupies, to blazer-clad working ladies and teen pop idols decked out in acid wash jeans, I had a great time pretending it was 1987 and exploring fashion history through one of the most iconic decades - the 80s. Let me know what you think of my ~lookbook~ and if you want to see more of these!
A huge thanks to Kayley Melissa for rocking out this 80s hair! You can check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/LetsMakeitUp1
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First one, You almost nailed it. you forgot the shirt under the laced shirt. You did pull of the 80's hooker though.. lol.. Lace was cool, but it was still a reserved look at the time.. boobs and stomachs were covered under the lace. bare laced arms and shoulders were fine, but the parents of girls in the 80's would have backhanded them before they got out of the house if they were wearing what you are. lol
Nailed the acid wash.
Gosh, I was 11 going on 12 & in the UK in '87...big perm, crimped hair, neon coloured earrings, bracelets & t-shirts & massive homemade rips in my jeans...yup! I miss the Coreys. Did ya say it was 30 years ago??? No way, more like 10, right?
It’s been a year since you did these “fashion by the decade” videos and I want more! Since u did videos for the latter part of each decade in the first series, next u should do another series featuring fashions from the early parts of each decade, like maybe 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, & 2012!
I know 5 years doesn’t seem like much of a difference, but it is. Having grown up in the 90s myself, I know there’s a big difference between what was in style in 1992 vs 1997... in 1997 we wore Asian & 70s inspired polyester & “childish” things (butterfly clips, or think baby spice)...
But in 1992 there were a lot of leftover 80s fashions like neon colors /color-blocking & stirrup pants (think salt n peppa) with some new ideas (hammer pants anyone!) but there was a big transition into grunge with baggier clothes and flannel combined with more subtle flowy feminine pieces like the “blossom” hats with the big sunflowers and spaghetti strap shift dresses (I think the show that best illustrates the convergence of grunge & feminine floral patterns & girlie accessories that was happening at the time would be “my so-called life”). So many ideas!
I was born in 82 and this brings it all back to me. From northern Ireland the fashion it was hard to get these pieces as they were either expensive or it didn't come to the UK at all. I remember my hair in a ponytail and it was down to the backs of my knees it never held a curl or roller at all. I just rocked the jeans dungarees tomboy look. Rough and tumble clothes. I do remember wanting to look like my aunts fashion but did love princess bride and Victorian pirate sleeved shirts and Goth vibes even then. Long as hell hair and a waistcoat for a wedding guest look. Epic
Earlier in the school year, during Homecoming week, there was a different theme that students could dress in.
Wednesday, the theme was 80s vs. 70s.
I chose 80s.
I knew everyone would be wearing neon colors.
I chose to do 80s Glam Metal.
I already owned a leather jacket, similar boots, and faux leather leggings.
I used A LOT of hairspray for the volume.
I also followed an 80s Glam Metal make up tutorial, and added a black lip.
Then I got into Heavy Metal....
My mom regrets it, because I then started listening to Marilyn Manson....
My brother said "Finally, my little sister has some taste" when he found out that I listen to Heavy Metal, and other Bands that play similar music genres.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.