80s Fashion Inspiration & Tips + Today:ArtJamz & Bloomingdale’s UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARTISTA Event

80s Inspiration

Brooke Shields


Remember bright colored shoe laces and slap bracelets?! Eliza (pictured below) is inventive by using neon shoe laces as a belt for her vintage inspired cutoff denim short. Get this look by pairing a bright neon oversized short with faded denim and retro style sneakers.  PS: Her super cool retro Tory Burch bag is on my wish list!

Singer Eliza Doolittle attends InStyle's "Dinner With A Designer" for Tory Burch held at SoHo House on April 14, 2011 in West Hollywood, CA.

This picture is of Eliza Dolittle at the InStyle’s “Dinner With A Designer: for Tory Burch. I featured this picture yesterday and it inspired me to write today’s post on 80s fashion.

Need a list to solidify your 80s look? Search thrift shops for the following items or find them brand new:

Dr. Martins

Polka Dots

Friendship bracelets

Paisley Shirts

Surfer Pants

Tights with loud prints

Neon Clothes

Preppy Polo Shirts w/ Logos

Double D Belts


Hat w/Chains

Acid Washed Jeans w/ Holes (if possible)

Skinny Neck Ties

Plastic Barrettes

Shortskirts with biker shorts

Penny Loafers

Stripped Denim Jeans

Army jackets

Sheer Tops w/ Bra Showing


Corduroy Pants

Rugby Shirts

More Inspiration…

80s Make Up//

Colored Eye Shadows + Dark Brows

Valley Girl Inspiration

Luxury Lover

Glam Girl

via fashionlaunchpage


ArtJamz & Bloomingdale’s UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARTISTA Event today!

I know this is a last minute announcement but if you have a free evening and you live in the DC, Washington’s Top Artista Challenge sounds like a ton of fun! Best of all 10% of the proceeds benefit BECKY’s FUND! The event is free, RSVP at http://washingtonstopartista.eventbrite.com/ if you would like to attend!  I think this is an awesome opportunity to see the fashion and art scene merge with retail giants. Many of the department stores at Wisconsin Place have been holding all type of events for fashionistas and with wonderful results!

Make sure you cheer on the capitol fashionista ( a fellow DC blogger) as she competes tonight!!!

i80s.com, fashion scans from thefashionspot.com, madonna picture w/text squidoo.com, acid wash jeans: fashion-victims.org, stripped tights photo: fashionmerchandising.com, Eliza Dollittle photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe.

Recommended Reading for Today:

Check out Style Scrapbook// Look of the Day: Middle of Nowhere for a gorgeous industrial personal style shoot. Get inspired!

TFB Announcement:

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    • by FashionBrewery on May 11, 2011  2:34 pm Reply

      Yes! I love the 80s... I need to do an 80s inspired outfit soon : )

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