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Fashion Inspiration – The 80s Fashion

I was born in the middle of the 80s, so I am quite passionate about the 80s fashion. The fashion and style of that decade has a special place in my heart. For those who are nota ware, the 80s fashion is all about shoulder pads, polka dots, bold style, colours, and silhouettes. It was an era filled with ripped tights, biker jackets, oversized blazers and poof skirts. The fashion back then felt and looked completely different from what we have now especially for women’s fashion. The designs and colours were so bold and fierce. Women felt and looked strong wearing them.

If I could go back in time to a particular era, it will definitely be the 1980s. Here are some of the pieces courtesy of Harper Bazaar you would have probably worn back in the 1980s –

Green blouse with shoulder pads over a black leotard.

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I wore pieces with shoulder pads well into the 90s. It was one of those fashion trends that just didn’t go away quickly which was great because I had the time to play around with the trend. Shoulder pads have a way of making the outfit pop pop out even more. This piece right here is so very pretty. The green colour is stunning and the design is so bold. I am loving it!

Polka dot dress, red wide-brim hat and matching belt

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This is another piece from the 80s I really like. I was and still am a huge fan of polka dots. They’re so feminine and pretty. I love the way she is wearing this piece. The accessories take the outfit to a whole new level. It is simple but effortlessly chic.

I am happy to see current trends being hugely influenced by the 80s fashion. The big shoulders are somewhat back, the underwear as outerwear trend is really back and so is the oversized jewellery look.

What do you think of the 80s fashion? Are you a fan?

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Style Icon: Twiggy

The Style Icon for the month is the stylish Dame Lesley Lawson aka Twiggy. This fashion guru has been in the limelight since the 60s and she is still very much a busy bee. She started modelling from the tender age of 16 in 1966, and still models even though she is now in her 70s. She has designed a clothing collection for Marks & Spencer and the collection is so stylish. Twiggy still has her style game on and looks amazing for her age. I am a huge fan of her personal style. I would love to look as good as she does in my 70s. She always looks so well put together. Apart form modelling, Twiggy is also an actress and a singer. She released an album, Romantically Yours, in 2011.

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In her modelling days, Twiggy was known for her long, false eyelashes, exaggerated eye makeup, and close, cropped hairstyle. The London-based model had a distinct look and it worked really for her. She was one of the big supermodels back in the 60s. I always love seeing her modelling pictures. She always looks so good. This picture below is one of my favourite shots of her in her young days. She has the most beautiful facial features ever!

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Twiggy’s personal style is still right up my street. She has a very feminine elegant style and it works great for her. You can easily catch Twiggy wearing stunning dresses and skirts. Here is a brief quote from an interview she had sometime ago about her clothing collection for Marks & Spencer –

I wanted to design clothes that are stylish, easy and comfortable to wear. 

I’m very into tailored jackets, so there is a navy one with a red trim that you can pair with trousers with a thin red stripe down the side, too.

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What do you think of Twiggy as a Style Icon?

 

Fashion Pieces I am loving this spring

This spring has been unusually warm. We have had little or no rain these last few weeks, and since we are usually indoors thanks to the lockdown, I am only comfortable in light airy clothes. I have been busy doing some online shopping. The kiddies needed a few fashion items for home, so I took the golden opportunity to get some spring items for myself. I have literally been living in short, skirts, light spring trousers  and dresses. Anything else leaves me way too warm.

Here are some of the fashion pieces I am loving this spring –

Asda George Abstract Print Sports Racer Shorts £10

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I adore thus racer shorts. The print is simply beautiful and it is very comfy. I have worn this pair almost every week. It is also very easy to style and super affordable at £10. If you are after a new pair of shorts, you may want to check this Asda George piece out.

NEXT Chino Knee Shorts £20

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This lovely Chino Knee Shorts by NEXT is such a beauty. I love the simple design. The cotton blend fabric with added stretch makes it super comfy. It is in one of my favourite colours – Blue. This piece is one of my favourites this spring.

New Look Brown Leopard Print Bias Cut Satin Midi Skirt £22.99

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This lovely brown leopard print bias cut satin midi skirt by New Look is beauty to behold. I adore this fashion piece so much. The colour and design is super pretty. It is super easy to style this up or down. I definitely have my eye on this stylish piece.

River Island Pink spot print frill midi shirt dress £46

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This Pink spot print frill midi shirt dress by River Island is another gorgeous little dress. It is simple yet chic. I love the fabric and the design a lot.

What do you think of these spring fashion pieces? Did any catch your eye? Did you bother refreshing your wardrobe this spring?

 

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