Thursday, March 22, 2007
Gretta's Got It: 80s fashion
A blast from the past is making a return to fashion. From leggings to skinny jeans, the 80s are back, but don't be so quick to dig out those leg warmers from the back of your closet. There's a right and a wrong way to bring back the look, and Gretta's Got It.
WSVN -- You know you were a child of the 80's if you listened to Madonna and Michael Jackson, if you saw "Flash Dance" and "The Breakfast Club," and spandex was a wardrobe staple.
Gretta Monahan: "Well, believe it or not, the look is back -- but there's a right and wrong way to wear it."
The first thing you'll need for this "tight" look are, of course, leggings.
They work well with long tops, flirty dresses and even short skirts.
Gretta Monahan: "So, this is the hottest way to wear leggings: pair it with a long sweater, a belt, you've got your leggings, and do it with a wedge or a flat. Here, you've got the four-piece look, and you are set."
But if you're a little leery of leggings, don't fret. You can show a lot of leg or a little, so the look works for everyone.
If you're still not sold, another option is opaque tights.
The second staple for bringing back the 80s is the skinny jean, and you don't have to be skinny to wear it. It's about a look, not a waistline, and it comes in more than just denim.
Gretta Monahan: "So take an old sweater and update with a new pair of black skinny jeans and it makes the 80s look modern and polished."
If you want the skinny on another way to wear it, slide on those stilettos, buckle on a big belt and toss on a textured top.
Gretta Monahan: "Another must-have for the 80s is something from men's wear -- Demi Moore made this look popular the first time around."
And you can resurrect this look with men's inspired jackets, shirts and even sweater vests.
Gretta Monahan: "So, a classic men's blazer fit for a woman is the perfect thing to update your basic jeans."
And don't forget accessories like bags and jewelry will make these looks up-to-date and feminine.
Gretta Monahan: "OK -- So here's what to leave behind: No leg warmers, no stirrups and shoulder pads only work at the stadium. And, above all, no crispy hair."