Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Find Your Inner-Eighties Vintage Lover

Vintage clothing isn’t just about the 50s and 60s – there are many new season trends that continue to embrace the best of 80s fashion – think biker jackets, slogan T-shirts, coral and pink shirts and vintage Levi’s cut-off shorts. So this week, I’ve decided to focus on just these things – no 50s glamour or 60s boho to see here – today it’s all about the excellent eighties…

I recently discovered an online vintage store that does rather a nice line in classic 80s Americana – flannel, denim, sheepskin, parkas, they’ve got the lot. And with this Harper and Lewis Vintage vouchercode, you can claim a rather useful 10% off your order. For a little taste of their selection, take a look at these Vintage 80s Retro Jumpers (£19.99 before discount) and this Vintage Leather Biker Jacket (£49.99 before discount).

Womens Vintage Retro 80's Jumper - - UK 12Womens Vintage Retro 80's Jumper - - UK 12Women's Vintage Leather Jacket - UK 8

Dorothy Perkins is always a great place to search for online, on-trend bargains – they may be as high street as it gets, but don’t write them off or you might be missing out on some choice pieces. This Dorothy Perkins voucher code gets you £10 off when you spend £50 or more and I tracked down this gorgeous Coral Sleeveless Shirt (£20 before discount) that wouldn’t look out of place in a John Hughes movie. Also available is this Petite Blush Quilted Biker Jacket – it’s on sale at £41.95, reduced from £49.99, so you can’t include it as part of the money off voucher code, but still a great deal nevertheless.

Coral Sleeveless ShirtPhoto 1 of Petite Blush Quilted Biker

Forever 21 is a bargain hunter’s paradise. Again, yes it’s high street personified, but with so many items coming in at under a £10, you can’t complain can you? No, you can’t. And in the context of my 80s retro theme, I had a look at this Forever 21 voucher code that gets you up to 70% off selected items. And boy am I glad I did because I found these Bold Geo Harem Pants reduced from £11.50 to just £6.99, this Secret Rebel Rose Fringe Vest, reduced from £42.75 to an astonishing £19.99 and this La Vie Baseball Tee (nailing the slogan trend in one swoop), reduced from £12 to £8.99.

The 80s trends have been around again for so long now, that I really think they might be here to stay, occupying a permanent place in fashion much like other retro stylings do. So even if you don’t want to embrace a full-on eighties look, try picking out a few choice items to power-up your wardrobe. But be warned, there’s only a select few who can pull off shoulder pads…

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