In fashion we go by the phrase, "Three's a trend." For resort 2017 that trend was the '80s: designers were having a fling with the era, starting with Marc Jacobs, who kicked things off with a kitschy collection (complete with a soundtrack of Duran Duran hits), and the designers at MSGM, M Missoni, and Moschino followed suit. The runways were awash with neon animal print, oversized athleisure, and throwback-style sneakers.
So what exactly does that mean for those who are interested in tapping into the freshest look of the moment? Well, for starters, it may help to watch Flashdance or perhaps consider raiding the closets of friends who grew up studying Punky Brewster and Growing Pains for fashion cues.
It's important to note that Marc Jacobs's take on the trend is rather… what's the word? Full on. From the models' crimped hair to the decked-out MTV sweatshirts, all the way down to the leopard print or glitter boots, the show was an '80s extravaganza.
In real life, there's no need to take it quite so literally—instead let it serve as inspiration. In order to tap into the trend, we recommend experimenting with a few key elements. Incorporate a pair of acid-washed jeans into your denim rotation and pair them with a pop of sequins or a basketball-style sneaker à la MSGM.
For those who are a little more daring, invest in a piece or two of neon-colored, zebra motif suiting like the one that model Isabella Emmack wore on the Moschino runway in L.A. And if you're feeling especially brave, swap your sports bra and track pants for an oversize, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt and leggings the next time you plan to hit the gym. You'll be channeling M Missoni or Olivia Newton John in her "Physical" heyday in no time.
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