I predict you’re going to love this outfit post.
Cyndi Lauper was my first (and forever) ’80s icon and her style is none more perfect than in the 1988 comedy Vibes. In it she plays a beautician with psychic abilities and gets dragged into a mysterious exploration in the mountains of Ecuador with Jeff Goldblum.
In honor of the movie turning 30 years old this month, I came up with a look to pay tribute to Cyndi’s character Sylvia and all the weird, wacky, and wonderful clothes she wears.
👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Swap.com dress, paid w/ store credit (shop similar dress) | Thrifted jacket & purse, $7 total (shop similar jacket, shop similar purse) | Outlet store flats, $10 (shop similar shoes) | L’Oreal lipstick in Saucy Mauve (shop exact lipstick) | DIY earrings
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Envisioning The Perfect Outfit
My vision for this outfit was something loosely inspired by the movie but with my own spin on it. Cyndi sports a lot of statement denim in the movie so wearing a jean jacket was a no-brainer. To dress things up, I went with a sequin slip dress that’s similar to one Cyndi wore at a fancy party.
Surprisingly, the only vintage I’m wearing is my newly thrifted white purse!
Be Adventurous With Your Style
I may not have run off with Jeff Goldblum to solve a mystery in Ecuador, but I did try to be adventurous with my style choices. The juxtaposition of a dressy & casual piece is so unusual and I love it!
I can’t recommend Vibes enough if you’re looking for a cult classic comedy to chill with on a Saturday night. It’s the perfect amount of cheap laughs, 1980s fashion, and Jeff Goldblum’s face.
But don’t be like me and spend 4 years trying to thrift it on VHS. Just buy the DVD on Amazon and enjoy!