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Feeling like your wardrobe is lacking a little something? A piece that will pull all your outfits together, and feminize even your most androgynous of looks?

You could well be missing a skirt in your timeless wardrobe. We recommend investing in timeless basics for your wardrobe, and of course, a skirt is one of them.

Some of the biggest trends out there are from the 80s, and amongst them, skirt trends. Some of your favourite styles came from the over-the-top era.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to suggest neon tutu skirts and leg warmers, but instead pieces that can complete your outfits all year round, ones that can take you from desk to dinner. Because nowadays, we’re bored of trend-led pieces and we want something more versatile.


The Leather Skirt

Think Grease, Flashdance – what do they all have in common? Some sexy leather, that’s what! A fitted leather skirt will vamp up any look, but can still be worn in daytime.

It’s not just a party piece, but something that can add edge to a band tee or a girly blouse. We love doubling up the leather with a leather biker jacket and black boots.

Mix it up with a feminine satin blouse that will allow you to play with texture. For a casual winter look, swap the blouse for a chunky knit – you can’t go wrong!

The Leopard Print Number

Another 80s’ style skirt you can incorporate into your wardrobe is a leopard print mini. It oozes glam rock and looks fun and flirty! If you want a real rock and roll look, we recommend teaming your mini skirt with fishnets – and no, it’s not trashy! Keep the rest of the outfit simple with a black high-neck top and boots, just let your legs do the talking! Though midi skirts are now all the rage, mini skirts are still the perfect way to make your legs go on for days! Don’t overlook them!

The Skater Skirt

If your style is preppy, then you just have to invest in a feminine skater skirt. Think of Ariana Grande or influencer Freddy My Love, who both know how to rock a skater skirt.

The flared fit elongates your legs whilst the high waist cinches you in, creating an envy-inducing silhouette. Back in the day, this would have been part of some super bold tailoring.

A shoulder padded blazer perhaps! You could team it with an oversized blazer for an androgynous touch, or team it with a lightweight knit to embrace the girly vibes. The knee-high boots make it modern and sexy, all whilst keeping you snug!

The Tartan Print

One of the most iconic prints of the decade was tartan. Tailoring, skirts, jeans – it just had to be tartan! Give the autumnal print a new lease of life by rocking it with an a-line skirt.

A shape that will never go out of style! The fit will flatter your figure, and the high waist makes it easy to tuck your tops into. We love the easiness of this piece!

Team it with a cozy cable for a British heritage-inspired vibe. If you want to make a statement, you can match a Tartan jacket to your skirt and opt for a preppier style.

The Bouffant Skirt

Bouffant skirts, puffball skirts, whatever you call it, it’s still in. Maybe not as dramatic as the ones in the 80s, no neon colors, no satin, no beading… But you can still incorporate a toned-down version into your wardrobe.

Tulle bouffant skirts are the 2020 way of rocking the look. It adds a girly touch to your outfits, and really makes a statement, especially with a pair of Adidas and a simple knit.

Though it’ll look striking for your next party or event, you can rock it during the day too – especially if you enjoy being playful with your wardrobe.

You’ll look like you’ve come straight back from Fashion Week with this look!


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The Acid Wash Mini Skirt

Though the 80s brought some questionable denim choices, luckily the acid wash skirt isn’t one we regret! Everything was acid wash back then, and we can understand why!

An acid-wash adds a splash of color to your outfit, and changes up your denim game. We are so used to navy, black, light blue, but we need to step out of our comfort zone.

In an a-line fit, it mixes old and new to make sure it compliments all your outfits. The buttoned detailing to the front gives it a vintage feel.

The Snake Print Skirt

Animal prints were hot during the 80s, and though we have all dabbled with leopard print, snake print is something that is often overlooked! It can be styled elegantly, even though it is an edgy print.

You don’t necessarily need to go for a tight fit, this straight fit is comfortable yet graceful. We would opt for snake prints in greys, blacks or nudes for a more timeless approach to the trend.

Throw on your favourite knit and finish off the look with a pair of pointed sock boots – this look is perfect for taking you from the office to an evening out with friends.

The Peplum Skirt

The peplum skirt is perfect for showcasing those killer curves. With a high waist, and peplum detailing to the top, it looks feminine, classy and is perfect for a more corporate environment or for an occasion.

Its knee-length makes it chic and subtle – the best combination. For the office, team it with a pussy bow collar blouse in a matching shade – color coordination is the key to a minimalist chic outfit.

But if you really want to embrace the 80s look, then find a matching backless top. Either slick your hair back or create small tight curls for a retro finish. Always finish off your looks with stiletto heels to elongate your legs. 

About The Author

May is totally crazy about the 80s and everything the decade inspired! Having grown up in a household that was totally taken over by 80s music and fashion its only natural that May lives and breathes the 80s!

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