How to Dress Like an 80s Teenager


In the world of fashion, everything old will be new again. The styles of young people in the 1980s has come back into popularity in 2009. Try bright colors, denim, shoulder pads and tight, straight-leg pants to look like a teenager from the 1980s.

Things You'll Need

  • Denim jacket
  • Straight-leg jeans
  • High-top sneakers
  • Cross necklace
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Hairbrush
  • Hairspray

Wear jeans that taper at the ankle and have a light or acid wash.

Wear a solid bright color shirt, one that has a geometric pattern or a T-shirt with the image or logo of a popular 1980s band.

Put on a denim jacket in the same color as your jeans. If the weather is warm, cut the sleeves off of the jacket to make it a vest.

Slip on a pair of high-top sneakers or a pair of short boots with a high-heel.

Accessorize. Adorn yourself with a necklace with a large cross on it. Girls, wear large hooped earrings; boys wear an earring in one ear. Find a pair of fingerless gloves or cut the fingers off of a regular pair of gloves, preferably leather or with a fishnet pattern.

Tease your hair to give it extra volume or spike it.

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