Modern Musings and ’80s Style
Clothes are so telling of who a person is. A suit says you might work in an office, an apron may mean a kitchen job, and purple tights paired with a splatter paint blouse could just say you’re wearing a discarded art project.
I love that we live in a time that has seen so much history filled with people who encourage and inspire others to be different. Of course, at this time, David Bowie stands out in my mind who made it seem ok, almost normal, to use fashion to express yourself. He had a long and interesting life and it’s pretty cool that someone like him could pave the way for future weirdos.
Where would the 1980’s had been without his distinct sense of style? (Or really any decade for that matter. But I really love the ’80s!)
This outfit was not directly inspired by David Bowie or really any figure from the ’80s at all. I just happened to be in a colorful state of mind and wanted to dress to deflect the gray sky above.
This colorful get-up was worn for an afternoon of thrifting and not a soul batted an eye that my legs are completely purple. Honestly, with bright pink hair, my outfits are almost always overlooked. I could be wearing a coat made of garlic and don a dead rat in my hair and people would still be fascinated by the color of my locks. (Especially middle aged men – what’s up with that?)
I’m glad to have my blog as a space to share my clothes because these small town people just aren’t getting it. Ha!
Now might be a great time to thank the generations that came before me for showing me that different is cool. And also thank you for donating your old duds to thrift stores so that I can further reinvent my image any time I please. That’s really cool too!
Thrifted shorts, coat, pin & button-up, $2
Old Wal-Mart purple tights, $2
Black Wal-Mart flats, $6
Old ASOS Pork Pie Hat, paid with gift card
Too Faced lip color in “Sex Pot”