Born Too Soon? (Or: "Oh, To Have Been A Teen In the 80s...")

I really wish I had been born in the 80s. Then I would have an excuse to wear really big hair, gaudy jewellery, and oversized, colourful clothing (which is somehow still so stylish).
I would've been so happy then.

The best place to get information on the "spirit of the times" is, of course, in music videos.
These videos from Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston showcase the fashion and the feisty attitudes of women back then. I love every tacky moment.

Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately?


Paula Abdul is in this video! (Also, she choreographed it). I see so much of what people are wearing on the streets right now in this: the waistcoats, shirts, leggings and blazers have become wardrobe staples again for a group of nostalgic young people with an eye for fashion.

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody


I love the black dress, and her shoes. The make-up is so wonderfully loud.
The classic "just jeans and a white T-shirt" look which can be seen in So Emotional (one of my favourite Whitney songs) also makes an appearance here. If I were a leather jacket person, I'd probably buy one just like that black one.

These videos really do make me wish I was the type of girl who shopped solely out of vintage bargain bins, and knew where all the best throwback stores were.

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