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.

Outfit: colorful printed shirt, high waisted shorts, purple tights, pork pie hat, pink hair, black flats, vintage camel colored coat

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!)

Outfit: colorful printed shirt, high waisted shorts, purple tights, pork pie hat, pink hair, black flats, vintage camel colored coat Outfit: colorful printed shirt, high waisted shorts, purple tights, pork pie hat, pink hair, black flats, vintage camel colored coat

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!

Outfit: colorful printed shirt, high waisted shorts, purple tights, pork pie hat, pink hair, black flats, vintage camel colored coat Outfit: colorful printed shirt, high waisted shorts, purple tights, pork pie hat, pink hair, black flats, vintage camel colored coat

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!

Outfit: colorful printed shirt, high waisted shorts, purple tights, pork pie hat, pink hair, black flats, vintage camel colored coat
outfit-details-02Thrifted 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”

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  • Your top is so positively 80s!!! You have once again inspired me to get some bright hued tights. They are so fab! Ha, yes I could see you standing out in your small town. You probably give them something to think about 🙂 I love that feeling. <3 keep being different.

    • Everyone could use more bright tights in their life. Thanks, Laura!

  • DebbieDrawsFunny

    Mmmm-hmmm, that sunglasses pin, though… Yes, thank sweet Baby Jesus for the Internets letting us reach out to others who appreciate the freak flag we’re flying. I feel you on that big time!

  • I have the same little sunglasses pin! I have a few actually. All from when I was a kid. I know we had more growing up in different colors and I hate thinking of where they have disappeared to! haha

    saralilyphoto.blogspot.com

    • I think these pins were the height of fashion in the ’80s. They’re one of my favorite things to find at the thrift store!

  • Modern Vintage

    This is a fabulous look – bold but comfy, cool but easy, 80s but twenty-first century too. You pull it off so well! Kx

    • Thank you so much! What an awesome compliment. 🙂

  • I love bright and colourful tights on others, although I can’t seem to part with my black pairs, ha! I go all out with colourful accessories though 🙂

    I like the colours in your outfit – can see the nod to 80s fashion even if it was unintentional 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • There are still some colors I shy away from so I know what you mean. Thank you very much, Mica! 🙂

  • nmettille

    Aw, maybe someday someone will thank us for going out on the internet and being weird. Even if it’s just fellow weirdos living in small towns…it’s still nice. 🙂 I know seeing you and other awesome bloggers rock it out fortifies my courage to be the frilly dress in a sea of northfaces.

    http://www.theclassyjunk.blogspot.com

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