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STYLING

HOW TO DO '80S DAYTIME

By Maybelle Morgan, May 20, 2018

Color! Print! Actual fun! There’s no doubt that the return of the '80s has ushered in a feel-good era for your wardrobe, with head-to-toe looks that don’t take themselves too seriously. And the trend hasn’t gone unnoticed among the street-style masses, who are trading up their minimal staples for something a little brighter and bolder. Case in point, this blogger with a perfectly clash-worthy look…

Street styler wearing a leopard-print skirt and pink jumper

Picture: Rex

Whatever you’ve heard in the past about complimentary colors and keeping it tasteful just went out of the window — and in good time for spring too. At the center of it all is something so overtly bad taste and '80s that you can’t not love it. A leopard-print skirt in bold primary colors not only draws the eye, but it's made day-appropriate with the fancier plissé texture and ankle-grazing length.

Turquoise jumper and leopard-print skirt 80s look, available at ASOS

Picture: ASOS

And to bring it to life: follow suit and add instant fun to your spring get-ups with a bright red leopard-print midi skirt with flouncy ruffles. To go gung-ho on the '80s thing, clash up the red with a retro cropped turtleneck in bright turquoise, but keep the look modern by opting for a clutch bag in SS18-fave tartan checks. Balance the ensemble out and keep it right for your weekend thing by opting for minimal accessories: brown-tinted shades for that sleeker, low-key '90s nod and chunky technical white sneaks to add a cool, casual feel.

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