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July 27, 2023

Back to the '80s: Seventeen Magazine Features Lola and the Boys in a Tribute to Retro Fashion Trends

Fashion, as they say, is a never-ending conversation between the past and the present. And right now, it seems we're having a heart-to-heart with the 1980s! 

We, at Lola and the Boys, are thrilled to be part of Seventeen Magazine's recent fashion feature that celebrates this vibrant era. 

As the voice of Gen Z, Seventeen Magazine offers an influential platform for us to share our unique takes on '80s fashion with a wider audience, inspiring young individuals to express themselves through their style choices.

'80s Fashion Icons and Their Influence

The 1980s was not just a decade; it was an era defined by its audacious fashion choices that dared to defy the norms. It was a time of bold colors, flamboyant designs, and larger-than-life fashion icons who dared to be different. 

This period gave us fashion legends like Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Winona Ryder, who each had their unique style that has left an indelible mark on fashion history.

  • Whitney Houston: Known for her stunning voice and equally stunning fashion sense, Whitney Houston was the epitome of '80s glamor. Her penchant for sparkling, glamorous gowns and big, voluminous hairstyles set a trend for elegant and opulent fashion that is still emulated on the red carpet today.
  • Madonna: The Queen of Pop was also the queen of '80s fashion trends. Madonna brought the rebellious punk-rock vibe into mainstream fashion with her lace tops, layered necklaces, and fingerless gloves. She championed the idea of individuality and self-expression through fashion, influencing millions to embrace their unique style.
  • Winona Ryder: With her quirky, offbeat outfits, Winona Ryder was the poster girl for '80s alternative fashion. Her love for oversized blazers, high-waisted jeans, and funky accessories inspired a generation to experiment with their style and break free from the conventional.

These influential women not only defined the fashion of their time but also laid the groundwork for many contemporary trends. Today, we see the resurgence of many '80s trends, albeit with a modern twist. Puff sleeves, power suits, neon hues, and acid-wash denim, once the signature styles of the '80s, are now back in vogue.

Lola and the Boys' Feature in Seventeen Magazine

In Seventeen's latest fashion feature, they highlighted 20 '80s-inspired outfits that are making waves in the current fashion scene. Among these standout pieces was our very own All About The Patch Crop Denim Jacket. This acid-wash denim jacket with a modern twist is a nod to the '80s fashion staple, bringing back the rugged charm of the decade in a chic, contemporary style.

Seventeen suggests turning this piece into a "Canadian Tuxedo moment" by pairing it with matching bottoms. To nail this look, opt for high-waisted acid-wash jeans or denim shorts. Add white sneakers and a colorful scrunchie for a perfect blend of '80s nostalgia and 2023 fashion trends.

Styling this '80s-inspired denim jacket can be as fun and creative as you want it to be. As the team behind Lola and the Boys, we've put together a few more expert tips to help guide your fashion journey:

  • Casual Cool:Pair the jacket with a plain white tee and high-waisted jeans for a classic, laid-back look. Add a pair of white sneakers, and you're good to go!
  • Denim on Denim:For a bolder style statement, wear the jacket with its matching skirt. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to let the denim duo shine.
  • Feminine Flair:Contrasting the ruggedness of denim with something feminine creates a balanced look. Try wearing the jacket over a flowy dress or a skirt.
  • Layer Up:On cooler days, layer the jacket over a cozy sweater. You can also wear it under a larger coat for added warmth and style.

The Lola and the Boys' All About The Patch Crop Denim Jacket is a perfect throw-over for any outfit, making it a must-have piece for those wanting to add an '80s touch to their style. 

More '80s Inspired Outfits at Lola and the Boys

Complementing our acid-washed denim jacket, we bring you an expanded collection of '80s-inspired outfits. We believe that fashion is a canvas for self-expression and a source of joy, and there's no better way to embody this than by embracing the audacious and colorful styles of the '80s. Our curated selection of clothing captures the distinctive allure of this era, offering you a chance to revisit the past while keeping your style current and chic.

1. Neon Colors: Dive into the bright colors of the '80s with our neon collection. From tops to accessories, these pieces will make you stand out from the crowd and embody the decade's daring spirit. 

For those seeking to embrace the vibrant '80s fashion trend, this neon long-sleeve top with matching joggers perfectly encapsulates the lively spirit of the era. 

2. Bold Prints: From animal prints to bold stripes, the '80s loved strong patterns. Our selection of printed pieces allows you to embrace this trend in a wearable, contemporary way.

If you’re looking to capture the vibrant essence of the '80s, the Pink Cheetah Girl Set from Lola and the Boys is an ideal choice.

3. Chunky Jewelry: No '80s outfit would be complete without some statement jewelry. From chunky necklaces to oversized earrings, our accessory collection has you covered.

Flashy Footwear: Our collection of flashy footwear captures the '80s love for all things shiny and bright. From neon sneakers to metallic boots, these shoes are sure to turn heads.

These Pink Crystal Hologram Hightops, featuring sparkling crystals and a hot pink hologram trim, are an excellent choice for anyone seeking to add a touch of flashiness to their footwear collection. 

4. Retro Rompers: Our rompers take inspiration from the playful and relaxed vibe of the '80s. Available in a variety of colors, these one-piece outfits make getting dressed a breeze.

At Lola and the Boys, we're all about helping you express your personal style. Whether you're looking to fully embrace the '80s trend or just add a touch of retro flair to your wardrobe, we've got the perfect pieces for you. 

Final Thoughts: Embracing the '80s Trend with Lola and the Boys

Seventeen's feature has been a fantastic recognition of our love for '80s inspired outfits and their enduring popularity. And it's clear that the '80s trend isn't going anywhere soon. It's time to jump on the bandwagon and start exploring the exciting world of '80s fashion with Lola and the Boys.

Whether you're a fan of the vibrant colors, daring prints, or the iconic denim craze, there's something in '80s fashion for everyone. With Lola and the Boys by your side, you're all set to take a stylish journey back in time and make the '80s trend your own!