I’ve always noticed that things in pop culture seem to cycle around. It seems like everything runs in 20 year cycles. Not long ago, I noticed a revival of 1980s culture coming back into the mainstream. It’s so funny thinking back to the clothes we wore in high school and seeing them on the girls of today.
Remember the big hair, shoulder pad jackets, and tights? But I never ever thought that one thing would ever be back in style, and it’s something I saw in Claire’s while shopping with my daughter for some cheap earrings for her. I noticed a lot of the other el cheapo crap they sell there like cheap plastic cell phone covers for the Motorola Razr phones, and some sort of foam “sports” wrap. (Is foam even comfortable when you are hot and sweaty?)
Then I saw it. Something I never thought I would ever see again. LEGWARMERS! Oh my god! Olivia Newton John, where are you? I mean, I know the skinny jeans thing is back “in” and so are long sweaters and long shirts. Oh, wait, are pastels back in fashion?
But legwarmers? How on earth did that ever come back into vogue? Legwarmers.
It’s not just fashion either, it’s all pop culture. the music scene is filled with so-called 80s revival bands that sound like Depeche Mode, the Psychedelic Furs, early U2, and my most favorite band of all time – The Cure. I guess I’m old, so I can’t name most of these music artists, but I do know one of them is Bloc Party. I guess if I paid more attention to what is on my daughter’s ipod, then I might know a few more names. Lol.
It all just reinforces the idea that every 10 years, the last decade is so uncool (is it cool to say cool?) and every 20 years, the old styles come back into fashion. I remember in the 80s, disco was way out, and in the 90s it mad a resurgence. Now it’s the 2000s and the 1980s are back in style.
What other fashion trends or pop culture trends from the 1980s are back in style?