If you’re a fan of the 1980s and are on the hunt for some 1980s accessories ideas then this post is for you.

The decade that bought us Madonna, THAT royal wedding and Rainbow Brite might have been 40 years ago now, but the fact is there are some 1980s accessories that we still can’t live without!

1980s accessories

I was born in 1980 and I’ve got a confession: 42 years on the older I get, the more nostalgic I get about all things 80s.

If I see something with one of my favourite childhood characters on I can’t resist it, and since becoming a mum there are certain trends that have made a comeback in our house too.

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If you’re reading this because you’re in need of some 1980s accessories inspiration in this collaborative post here are five 1980s trends that have stood the test of time and are still cool today!

Five 1980s accessories we still can’t live without!

The scrunchie

As a mum of three girls we’ve amassed quite a collection of scrunchies since they started making a comeback – and why not? They’re so useful! As well as putting them in the girls’ hair for school and nursery they’re also the perfect accessory for my mum bun when I haven’t had time to do my hair – which is rather a lot of the time!

1980s accessories

Big jewellery

Princess Diana blazed a trail in 1981 when she chose an extravagant sapphire and diamond cluster for her engagement ring to Prince Charles, and forty years on the Duchess of Cambridge has helped turn the style into a vintage jewellery trend with the very same ring. I have so many friends who have copied the same style with their own engagement rings, because if it’s fit for a princess then it’s fit for us too!

1980s accessories

Vintage t-shirts

If I see a t-shirt with a nod to the 1980s in some way I simply can’t resist it – and I’m not the only one. Sales of 1980s inspired t-shirts are booming with Rainbow Brite, She-Ra and Bungle, Zippy and George all making a comeback (if you don’t know who they are, Google them!) As a New Kids on the Block fan in the 1980s when I saw this baby t-shirt I simply couldn’t resist it for Violet!

Tutus & ra-ra skirts

If you thought tutus and ra-ra skirts were just for little people, think again. There are all sorts of colours and styles to be had from the high street to designer labels, and even better you can dress them down as well as up. What’s not to like? You could even go all out and incorporate one into a full cheerleading uniform!

1980s accessories

Technicolour eyeshadow

Colourful eyeshadow was one of the looks of the 1980s and experts are predicting it will be one of the key spring makeup trends in 2022, with green the colour palette leading the way. So get your brushes out and get blending!

1980s accessories

Are there any 1980s fashion trends or accessories you still can’t live without? I’d love to know what they are!

This is a collaborative post.

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