The latest buzz in the fashion industry is about Clarks Originals teaming up with Levi’s Vintage Clothing to make our 80s/90s #fashiongoals a reality. Starting out with a tribute to the Madchester Fashion scene, this one is lit! Suede wallabee boots meet baggy jeans and oversized parkas, and just like that, all over again, you can pull off the fashion of the past. There’s something about vintage fashion that makes a comeback inevitable. It’s either that, or it never left in the first place. Either way, here we are embracing these trends from the 80s and 90s that made its way back into our wardrobes. We bring you some of the best vintage fashion finds (dramatic sleeves, bold colours, zany prints) that reiterate old is definitely gold.
Levi’s & Clarks Teamed Up For A 90s Throwback And We Want In Too
The Levi’s Clarks partnership is a tribute to the Madchester trend, and we hop onto it everythime there’s a music festival involved. Thank you, Oasia and Liam Gallagher! So, bring out the acid washed jeans, zip up jackets and graphic logo tees. Llak does the denims really well, while Agil Athletica is perfect for the sporty zip up jackets > . Especially for you ladies! Hippie Shippie should be able to sort you out with graphic tees, or check out Fox Robe for something different.
Well before it became a sales slogan in the 90s, ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ was what the 80s fashion was all about. Take for instance the voluminous sleeves. There is no drama like the drama puffy sleeves can add to a dress. If you are looking to pump up the volume of your OOTD, check out Heart Up My Sleeves. This brand makes detachable sleeves in a ton of different (exaggerated) styles. Use it to give your contemporary outfits a retro vibe in literally a matter of seconds! Or go for this oversized boyfriend shirt with balloon sleeves from Half Full Half Empty. Throw in a waist coat for extra vintage-y vibes.
If you are dotting your tees, you’re probably doing it right, the vintage way! Don’t have anything that’s dotted in your wardrobe? Here’s your chance. This polka-dotted co-ord set with noodle straps in tangerine from ISU is a perfect pick. It doesn’t have any of those uppity retro vibes, in fact it’s more of a laid-back casual blast from the past. Pair it with suede mules from Chalk Studio and a classic tote from Old Tree to complete the look.
Denim On Denim
Create a list of ‘trends you will remember if you grew up in the 90s’, and denim-on-denim will feature right on top of it. Quick fact check though. While the 90s want to take the credit, it was the 80s (70s to a certain extent) that freed double denim of being a fashion faux pas. Yep, the ultimate "cool" look was all about oversized denim jackets paired with acid wash tight jeans. Want to ace the ultimate denim on denim retro look? Check out Eesha Gupta Studio on LBB Shop. Get this polka dotted balloon top in denim from and wear it with denim afghani pants from the same brand.
It would be tempting to write off the waist belt trend as a silly throwback to the 1980s but not before you realise the versatility of how you can still make a waist belt work for you. First off, pick jackets with imposing shoulders or baggy silhouettes if you want to try this trend. Now use the belt to define your waist. Go for an embellished and embroidered belt from Modarta to take your outfit to the next level. Or keep it classy with a leather belt from Crust. Better still get a fanny pack (not a fan of this moniker though) if you want your waist belt to double up as a bag.
If it’s the 80s and 90s, it has to have florals. Mostly showing up in flouncy midi dresses and jumpsuits, it’s really a timeless trend if you ask us! Check out these dresses , all floral and all under INR 1,500 to rock the flowers. There’s also XOXO Cherry for their bang on festival fashion. Wabii however, will sort you out with dresses, jumpsuits and they’ll even hook you up with the polka dot trend! Check them out here.
Oversized Or Anti-Fit
Another 80s fashion style for women was oversized or anti-fit styles. Oversized sweatshirts and jackets are all cool and they are already making a big comeback especially with homegrown brands such as The Pigment Edit, Necesera, and VRITTA doing oversized dresses and tops. Our pick for you is this oversized shirt with statement sleeves from Urban Suburban
The 80s fashion trends were heavy on animal prints especially that of wild felines and snakes. Everything had an animal print slapped on to it -- footwear to dresses and these were bold prints that included the every-popular leopard prints, as well as options in zebra and snake prints. This brings us to these awesome pair of flats from Marcus Taurus that features a cool animal print.
The 80s were big on Vans and Converse high-tops and sneakers were all the rage back then (it still is, ask any sneakerhead!). We've got a whole range of brands doing awesome sneakers such as Funkfeets, Rivir Shoes, URBAN PITARA, and Bang. Our pick for you is this pair of sneakers from Rivir Shoes with it's cool asymmetrical prints and high-top design