We’re in the middle of winter and for most of the Northern hemisphere it is a very drab affair. It didn’t always used to be this way, in the 80s neon and bright colors were a staple of the fashion, especially in winter. Fashion in the 80s often added accoutrements that were there for their own sake. Do your shoes need fat laces? Are moon boots practical? Do you need to wear a coat that makes you look like the michelin man? Probably not, but then again does winter need to be a dreary affair with an absence of flair? We at Found Item Clothing say no. Here we’ll take a look at the 80s winter fashion trends are due for a triumphant return.
Neon Ski Wear
What is the point of going down a mountain if no one is watching? The first skiers to hit the slopes in brightly colored ski-wear were pioneers who blazed a neon trail to freshen up the stuffy sport of skiing. We should thank them for being such fashionable alpine visionaries.
Triple Fat Goose
Triple Fat Goose was a company that made huge puffy coats, filled with goose feathers (hence the name). The coats were sought after by many New York rappers, then coveted by their fans in turn. With climate change bringing about ever greater temperature extremes, isn’t it time that the Triple Fat Goose coats and the like come back for this century?
You can be forgiven for thinking that slouch socks are just socks that didn’t fit well. Slouch socks made a huge splash as everyone had to get a pair. After all cold ankles in the winter were a no-go. Their applications were endless. If you were in a dance class in the 80s you paired them with tights; if you had a pair of high-top sneakers, you bunched them around the top and if your lower legs felt chilly, you pulled them up hoping no one saw you.
Moon boots took the 80s by storm! They were cute, they were warm and moreover, they were Italian. These strange, nylon contraptions could be found anywhere from ski lodges to subways and they had that flashy, 80s technicolor appeal that’s missing from today’s Ugg and desert boots.