My 7 Favourite Things: 80’s apparel

Thanks to Emilia at My Inner Mishmash for tagging me for my 7 favourite things.  You can find the rules on her post.  I’m going to put a bit of a spin on it and do my 7 favourite 80’s apparel items.


New Kids on the Block t-shirt

I had almost the same one – the NKOTB sign is the same, but there was a different pattern of footprints around it.  I wish I had kept that shirt.  And in case you were wondering, I was a Jordan Knight kind of gal.

2) Neon bike shorts

80's apparel: neon bike shorts

Now we have the first of three options I’ll give for the lower half – the bike shorts with the neon stripes down the sides.  Pink all the way baby.

3) Acid wash jeans

80's apparel: acid washed jeans


There are really no words to capture the ugliness now but total coolness then.

4) Stirrup pants

80's apparel: black stirrup pants

I’m really not sure why these aren’t a thing anymore.  What’s not to love?

5) Slouch socks

80's apparel - white slouch socks


Stirrup pants would inevitably be combined with slouch socks.  I had some in white and some in neon colours.  Acid-wash jeans also required slouch socks.

6) Converse sneakers

aqua blue Converse sneakers


The slouch socks would inevitably be combined with Converse sneakers.  Mine were aqua blue and they were fabulous.

7. Jelly shoes

jelly shoes


To round things out, we’ve got jelly shoes.  Not necessarily all that comfortable, but hey, they looked cool.





Well there you have it, people.  My 80’s apparel standouts.  Thanks again to Emilia for the tag.  Feel free to join in, 80s-themed or otherwise!

Want to see what I wear now that depression is kicking my butt?  Check out My depression (lack of) style.

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