I have a confession. I always wanted to be a teenager in the 80’s. Although I was born in ’86 I grew up in the 90’s. Therefore, I didn’t have the luxury of being an 80’s teen. Fast forward a few weeks ago, I was contacted to participate in boohoo‘s Throwback Thursday Campaign. The task? Choose a throwback star and recreate their classic style, using my clothing choices from boohoo. I felt my dream had come true! I was able to finally live….well, dress up like, an 80’s teen!
I immediately thought of Christina Applegate’s style in Married with Children and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. I still swoon over her Doc Martens, cross jewelry and off the shoulder tops and dresses. Talk about quintessential 80’s style! While browsing through the boohoo selections, I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve seen a few other bloggers style their pieces and the one thing I admire about their clothes is the simplicity. You can easily add accessories to any boohoo item and make it your own. Another plus, no pun intended, is their plus size section. There are so many silhouettes, prints and trends to choose from and the quality of the items is impressive.
The blue off the shoulder dress definitely reminded me of something Applegate would have worn in an 80’s movie or TV show. Granted, it would have been a tad tighter and shorter on her, but I had to make the look fit my personal style. That’s one thing I love about 80’s (and 90’s) fashion; it was full of expression and emotion. People dressed how they felt. If they were angry, sad, happy or confused, it showed in their outfit. Of course there were trends during that time, but there was still some sense of individuality.
This style challenge was so much fun and I really enjoyed being playing around with different looks. I was able to live out my dreams of being an 80’s teen. I was also able to find a few looks that I don’t mind playing around with more in the future. I love the red lip, dark eyes, beanies and combat boots.
So tell me, what do you think about my take on Christina Applegate’s 80’s style? Have you ever shopped at boohoo? Let me know!
Before you go, don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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