Recreating the 80s…

I got bored….and ended up pretending to be Molly Ringwald. It all started when I pulled out a pink ‘burn out’ style top, originally from Topshop. I’d watched the Breakfast Club a couple of days before with my brother and instantly thought ‘this is similar to Claire’s outfit.’ I thought I’d team it with a brown skirt – the only one I have is a pleated midi length style I had bought from a vintage fair.

It’s quite far away from the 80’s suade wrap skirt, seen in the picture above but I felt it echoed it enough – it wasn’t a serious outfit anyway it was for a bit of fun, however it worked out okay!

Similarly my brown leather boots would definitely not go with this skirt, so I hoped for shorter brown lace up boots. For one, the colours of the shoes and skirt match, as my leather knee lengths are of a lighter shade and would be an absolute fashion disaster. Similarly the pleated style would not suit any shoe higher than than the middle calf.

 

With the hairstyle – my natural hair is quite long and unable to mimic Molly’s short thick waves. The best I could do to reflect the style was to use my ‘vintage roll’ – a hair technique I normally use to create a 1920s hair do!

I got my vintage roll from Claire’s Accessories for about £6! I gave my hair a more modern style instead of the slick back over vintage vibe; untucking my fringe to give it the side sweep similar to Molly’s beautiful short style.

I quite enjoyed this mini segment on a vintage fashion icon. I may make this a regular thing on this blog!

 

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