Trending for 2017: 80's Flashbacks

First, with sky-high-waisted everything and the fluffiest of faux fur jackets, we brought back the 70's. Then with chokers and that baby tee + slip dress combo, we brought back the 90's. Now, S/S 17 collections and fashion magazines from Vogue to Who What Wear are confirming that the 80's will be revived in 2017. I think Marc Jacobs' Resort '17 collection full of animal prints, teased hair, and even an MTV graphic sweatshirt, proves them undeniably right. 

We're gonna start running out of decades people, and I'm not running around next year in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes.

This trend is a pretty stark contrast from the wave of minimalist style we've been seeing over the past couple of years. The minimalist trend is a great representation of our advancement in technology. We're making things smarter, we're making them sleeker, and we're making them simpler with extreme attention to detail. So, why in 2017 would we stray away from this?

We're going from muted color palettes and boxy silhouettes to loud pops of color, shoulder pads, and puffy sleeves. The 80's were a time of growth and advancement for true acceptance of women and minorities. So in this crazy time of extreme contrasts in political views, maybe we're taking the focus off of things and shifting it to The People. Not so much the revival of a decade, as it is the revival of a feeling. 

Now these are just my opinions, but whether they are true or not, the 80's trend is happening and many retailers are jumping on the bandwagon, especially Topshop. 

 

If this red jacket was screaming "80's" any louder I would go def.

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but it is the beginning of a new year, so why not try something new?  All though I do have say, the more I research and think about this trend, the more I start to love it. My biggest concern is that I cannot stand zebra print, and I'm really hoping I don't have to see too much of it as this trend unravels. Nonetheless, I think it's safe to say that we are, yet again, going back to the future with this trend. Not that I'm against reviving the style of a decade, but it does make you think...where does the recycling end, and completely fresh and organic designing begin? What are your opinions on bringing back the 80's?