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Best 80s Earrings Ideas

For this post, I am going to show you some of the best 80s earrings on the web that will add a nice finishing touch to your outfit.
Laura Wingrove 80s Handmade Earrings80s Pattern Triangle Earrings80s Patterm Large Triangle EarringsLaura Wingrove 80s Triangle Earrings

All of these awesome earrings (above) were handmade and designed by Laura G. Wingrove at Etsy. They look great and are perfect for adding something unique to your 80s look.

There is actually a thriving and growing market for original, vintage 80s jewellery, and one of the best stores to find it at is Etsy.

Creating an eighties look can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Some people may choose to wear something as simple as T-shirt, skirt and accessories, while others decide to go for the full works. One thing is certain, though, a loud pair of 80s style earrings will really add a bit of zest to just about any outfit.

Nothing was discreet with 80s fashion, so you really want your earrings to be seen, so make th…

Was Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who Outfit Influenced by Mork & Mindy?

As expected, there has been a lot of talk in recent days about the thirteenth Doctor's new outfit. While the majority of fans seem to adore the look, there are plenty who not shy in stating how much they hate it! However, a Radio Times poll is currently suggesting that around 75% are satisfied with her outfit.


The first image I thought of when seeing the outfit for the very first time was Mork & Mindy. Obviously, it's not the cropped teal culottes or the David Tennant style long trench coat that I am referring to. But those braces and the rainbow stripe across her top are certainly reminiscent of Mork's style in the late 70s and early 80s. And, of course, Mork was an alien, too.

So did Robin William's outfit influence her look? Well, to be honest, nobody really knows, and that question may never be answered. It could be that the braces are borrowed from the eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith - he wore braces under his tweed jacket - and the person who designed h…

Create an 80s or 90s Acid House - Raver Look

With its squelching bass sounds (often created using a Roland TB-303 bass synth) and minimalist production, the sound of acid house first became popular in the latter half of the 80s, starting in 1987. The media were more focused on the illegal raves and psychedelic drugs, but in reality, a good many young folk enjoyed dancing to the new sound in nightclubs (including myself) without going anywhere near any drugs or illegal raves.

What is synonymous with the acid house scene is the smiley face logo, and the T-shirt featuring the logo, along with tie dye and psychedelic clothing, and bucket hats which became popular with ravers.

Baggy over the knee shorts were popular with men. Bandanas and dungarees/dungaree shorts were also worn by both sexes. Some ravers also had yellow whistles. In the early 90s, white overalls, hooded anoracks and yellow dust masks with an "E", smiley face or radiation symbol also became part of the rave scene. Initially, the dust masks were hand-made, …