Yes, the Eighties have a bit of a reputation – big shoulders, big hair, lots of neon and animal-print leggings don’t really shout fashionable. Yet our amazing Vintage Queen number 67 with her Blondie hair,Wayfareres and sneakers is living proof that the Eighties were indeed a very stylish decade.

“My name is Erin, I am 18 years old and I live in North Wales. My favourite style eras are the Eighties and early Nineties. I love to wear graphic print tees with printed leggings and brightly coloured sneakers.

I love animal prints, especially zebra – my favourite new purchase are a pair off white zebra print leggings. I try to wear them whenever I can – even to work!

Most of the jewellery I wear is plastic kitsch style bought from stores such as Lady Luck Rules Okay and Tatty Devine, over the years I seem to have amassed a ridiculous amout of it.

In the summer my favourite thing to wear is vintage or vintage-style floral dresses teamed with either sneakers or occasionally ballet pumps.

My style icons are Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and MIA. In the winter I also take inspiration from Madonna’s Eighties Holiday era and the skinhead movement. To me the more garish my clothes are, the better!”

6 Responses

  1. Catwalk Creative Vintage

    Oh dear! It’s a bit scary to think that the early 90’s is now considered ‘vintage’. Oh well, I guess it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Nice photos and Erin wears her clothes very well. She looks great. 🙂

  2. Virgomara

    Waoo, this is scary… I am wondering what is going to be ‘vintage’ in 10-15 years

  3. lou lou LA

    I don’t miss the fashion of the 80’s, but Vintage Queen number 67 sooooo makes this work. This is how to work/re-work this era! I think I need to find my VHS of “Heathers”!

  4. kevie

    Why so surprised? If you live long enough (er, past 30?), you will see your high school wardrobe recycled as vintage. Personally, I don’t think printed leggings and neon colors are any worse than elephant bells and wide lapels, just different. Erin pulls off the 80s teen look very nicely.