Steve Jobs put it in simple terms when he said, “You can only connect them looking backwards.” By now, 80s fashion shouldn’t be thought of as questionable. Lets just say it was the beginning of letting go of fear and the beginning of daring. Today it is definitely connected with current fashion. I loved Esprit, United Colors of Benetton, Judy’s, and Contempo Casuals. These names all offered creative new pieces and any outfit would come together like art. Keds, cuffed at the ankle high waisted jeans, fanny pack, male pony tails, and cool blazers are but a few of the trends from three decades ago. The 80s also had the best supermodels of all time and some influential fashion designers: Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, JP Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferre, Issey Miyake, Franco Moschino and Donna Karan. These were all incredible geniuses who marked the history of fashion with their daring ideas. With that said, the 80s were iconic and today they make a difference in fashion. So when it comes to playing with 80s fashion, trust your instinct and the puzzle for your outfit will fall into place.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” -Steve Jobs