In John Hughes' 1985 film "The Breakfast Club," each character's wardrobe was meant to be a reflection of themselves. The clothes are quintessential 1980s fashion, without being overly stylish or impossible to recreate. There's no need to spend a lot of money in your quest for Breakfast Club immortality -- your local thrift stores should have everything you need to dress like your favorite character.
"Athlete" Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark is the movie's stereotypical high school athlete. In order to recreate his look, you'll need a blue tank top, preferably with an athletic insignia on it. For bottoms, opt for a pair of standard-cut or slim-cut blue jeans -- basic Levi's will work best -- and add white or gray athletic sneakers. Finish the look with a letterman jacket and a simple silver necklace with a small circular charm to imitate the one worn in the film.
"Brain" Brian Johnson
As "The Brain," Brian doesn't seem to care a great deal about his outward appearance; this is reflected in his clothes, which are the simplest of all the characters. Replicate his bookworm wardrobe with a simple dark green crewneck sweater, khaki pants, blue running sneakers and chunky white socks.
"Basket Case" Allison Reynolds
Allison's look was covered up, as though hiding her body from the world. Recreate her style with an oversized black sweater, ankle-length gray skirt, dark tights and worn-out black sneakers with the socks rolled down. To complete the look, add a darkly colored scarf and a shapeless cloth bag to wear over your shoulder. Swipe on messy black eyeliner for extra authenticity.
"Princess" Claire Standish
As the "princess," Claire's look is the most fashion-forward out of the group. You'll need a pink blouse, preferably with a moderately deep neckline; Claire's shirt was stylish without being overtly sexual, especially for a high school student. Pair this with a high-waisted brown skirt, a brown leather belt and matching lace-up leather boots. To finish the ensemble, wear diamond stud earrings -- they don't have to be real -- and carry a tube of lipstick.
"Criminal" John Bender
Bender's rebel look is very easy to replicate. Start with a red plaid flannel worn over a white thermal shirt. Add gray pants that are loose but not baggy, a denim jacket with a few buttons and pins, and a pair of worn-in black motorcycle or combat boots. For the finishing touches -- and arguably the most important element -- wear a pair of of fingerless black leather gloves and a diamond stud earring.
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