It seems like it was just yesterday that we wrote about the 12 Fashion Trends of 2018 at the start of the year. Just like that, we’re diving into the “Ber Months” and putting our best chunky sneaker-clad foot forward towards the tail end of the year.
Whether you’re combing through the 17 million posts with the #Streetfashion on Instagram or salivating over the looks new looks from the recent New York Fashion Week runway shows, you won’t be able to deny one thing: THE 80’s ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE and it’s bringing some 90’s with it! You’ve read that right. Dust off your plastic sunnies and bring out the prints. Here are a few “totally tubular” ways you can rock the era according to our favorite celebs:
1. GET CHUNKY
One of the defining characteristics of the 80’s is its love for AEROBICS. It’s no wonder that this fitness movement made its way to fashion via the Chunky Athletic Sneaks. GQ called them “bulky, oversized, and all-around ugly” but judging from how resident cool girl Nadine Lustre wears them, they are anything but that.
2. BE SHADY
Nobody does this trend better than Rihanna. Once only belonging to the Matrix movie franchise, these small and narrow shades made their way to runways by big brands like Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Prada to fast-fashion houses like H&M and Forever 21. We think the trend will carry on until the end of the year. According to an article by The Cut, apparently Kanye West thinks so too.
3. GET WILD
… with your prints, that is! Harpers Bazaar calls it “the Great Animal Print Revival” and we are here for it. So is Kendall Jenner!
4. SUIT UP
The 80s gave birth to “Power Dressing” as a way for women to establish their authority in a professional and political environment that were traditionally only seen as “for men”. This trend stuck and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Here’s KZ Tandingan with a powerful suit that rivals her influential voice.
5. GET LAYERED
Is this a case of art imitates life? Fans of the famous 90s sitcom Friends might point out that Balenciaga’s Multi Layer Coat bears a striking resemblance to the one worn by Joey Tribiani on the show.
6. GO CUBAN
We’re putting this down to the popularity of the Netflix’s Narcos and its main villain Pablo Escobar (although he is Colombian)… or maybe it was because of Ex-Mayor Lito Atienza’s “Maynila” TV Series in the 90s? According to FashionBeans, the Cuban Collar Shirt is the “island brother to the Oxford [shirt]”. It closely resembles the Hawaiian shirt, although the two are not the same. Here’s Marco Gumabao showing us that this trend no longer belongs to cartel heads or former Manila mayors.
7. SAFETY FIRST
While the 80s might have been all about “maximalism”, utilitarian tropes never went out of fashion. 2018 is no exemption as we have seen protective garments take centerstage at Prada, Junya Watanabe and more. BNY Jeans ambassador Gab Lagman goes utilitarian in Manila’s weather but still makes it look uber fun in the process.
Which of these trends would you rock? Let us know in the comments section below!