When I was in high-school in the late 80’s people dressed like The Fat Boys and Run-DMC. Just like now, everything was name brand. Le Coc Sportif jogging suits and Travel Fox sneakers were the shit!! You were wack if you didn’t have a Coca-Cola shirt or an 8-ball jacket. All the girls had on the huge trunk jewelry; “doorknockers” is what we called them. (And to all you Sex and the City fans, that “Carrie” necklace was nothing new!!)
The outfit was complete when you added the huge glasses otherwise known as Cazals. Glasses have always been a fashion statement and sun glasses can complete a look. (Didn’t Jackie O look glamorous with her huge black shades on?) So why should we be surprised that those large, librarian type glasses are back in? Fashion trends always come back around.
When everyone started wearing Cazals back then, I thought they looked absolutely horrendous. I should have brought a pair and kept them for 20 years because now, the sexy librarian look is what’s hot. Scarlett’s wearing them, Erykah’s wearing them, and maybe you should be wearing them too. Check out this look on the runway during the Michael Kors 2008 Fall/Winter show.
(Ooooo, found a few vintage pairs here.)
This post makes me remember the 80s, check out The Fat Boys below.