Style: Bold Shoulder
Dynasty reruns notwithstanding, I think we can safely say 80’s fashion has been in full-on revival mode since the surprisingly persistent return of the legging. Though early 90’s-era grunge has been threatening to take over for the last few seasons, the multitude of shoulder pads on the Fall runways indicated that, at least ’til next February, the 80’s are still the retro decade of the moment.
To get in on the bold shoulder action, I of course turned to vintage. Why pay oodles of cash for new Armani when old JC Penney will do just fine?
While thrifting, I found this linen blazer as part of a two-piece set that included a dress I still haven’t had altered due to the fact that I keep convincing myself “I can take it in my darn self.” Months later, this has proven to be extremely unlikely, so I figured I’d take the jacket for a spin on its own. Already armed with puffed shoulders, a nipped waist, and an exaggerated peplum, I paired the jacket with simple pieces–skinny black pants, a simple gold camisole–and added a vintage belt and earrings and snakeskin Zanotti heels for interest.
I think the trick to making these jumpin’ jack flashback pieces work is to stick to one retro item and keep the rest as modern as possible.
What do you think? How do you mix your vintage pieces with the rest of your wardrobe?
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