There’s no doubt about it ⁠— the 1980s made getting dressed in the morning just a little more fun. The era of “I Want My MTV” swept in some seriously daring styles. Clothing was designed to make a big statement, and designers were playing the fashion wildcard like never before. Subtlety was out, bigger was better, and everything was loud and proud. No wonder our nostalgia for the decade still runs deep over 30 years later.


1. Wayfarer Sunglasses

Though Ray-Ban first introduced them in 1956, Wayfarers had their moment in the sun in the 1980s. The classic cool-kid shades were brought to the forefront by the Blues Brothers at the start of the decade and later featured in the quintessential ‘80s music video, Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart. If you couldn’t afford the real deal back then, cheap knockoffs were available in any color under the sun.

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