The ’80s Are Back

Elli Westmacott, Writer

High waisted jeans, loud music, neon colors, and band tees. Yes, that’s right. The ’80s are back. You may not notice it much, but the colorful trends are everywhere. Fashion, TV and movies, home decor, and more. The iconic era is surrounding us. 

One of the most recognizable movements is 80’s fashion. Fashion influencers and celebrities are spotted in high waisted jeans and black Dr. Martens while popular stores hang jean jackets and 80’s band tees throughout their windows. People of all ages have joined the 80’s movement by throwing on their own pair of acid-washed jeans and heading out the door. 

Vinyls and record players are back. Who needs to download music when all your favorite artists are releasing their albums as vinyls. Urban Outfitters on State Street sells many 80’s trends and it is my favorite store. Urban has cassette tapes, a variety of colored record players, 80’s fashion, and so much more. 

Not only do influencers and celebrities inspire us, but TV shows and movies do as well. One of the most liked Netflix TV shows (and one of my personal favorites) is Stranger Things. This show is set in the ’80s and has been binged and loved by millions of people across the world. 361,000 people managed to watch the whole first season within one day! The show intelligently uses references from many classic movies and books, making it the hit it is today. Netflix has also brought back many of the 80’s classic movies like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Ghostbusters, Jaws, and more. 

Another part of the 80’s movement is music. Modern-day artists have wrapped in 80’s music styles into their biggest hits. This may surprise you, but many of my friends and classmates actually enjoy listening to 80’s hits. Some youth may not like the old songs but as far as I know, people from all over still love the classic music style. I love watching, wearing, and listening to 80’s trends. If you haven’t already, you should try some of the trends yourself. 

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