I had a moment the other day while shopping - of feeling old. Needing some basic t-shirts I ventured into a store I never go into. You know the ones...large, disorganized, loud music playing with all the shopgirls about 18 years old. The store was Urban Planet.
The early 80s were my high school years and a time of wardrobe experimentation - usually resulting from the latest thrift store finds. Pop culture icons of the day were Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Boy George, so our fashion cues came directly from them. The style? Slouchy pirate boots, long tees with 2-3 belts around the waist at a low angle, lots of layers under cardigans, leggings and hats. Sound familiar anyone?
While browsing through Urban Planet, this is all I saw! I realize the 80s are back, but absolutely everything is borrowed, right down to the last detail. Now I know how my elders feel when I raid their closets and fall in love with their 50s swing dresses. How many times I get a funny look from them along with, 'you like that?'. I'm sorry, I just made them feel old - and now I have just been given a taste of that same medicine.
You are as old or as young you feel and at 40 I have never been in better shape. Although I still enjoy the fashions of the 80s, it will not do to wear them again. Well, perhaps those pirate boots....
Do you have a favorite look from the 80s?