Widemouth Bay & Trerice

Fashion | October 2, 2017

THE EIGHTIES FASHION TREND IS BACK

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I think all of us have a decade that made the biggest impact on us. Without a doubt it were the 80s for me because so much happened in these 10 years. It was the most exciting time because in ’85 I moved to Egypt with my parents which was an unbelievable experience. Thinking back it almost feels unreal. The things I was lucky enough to experience, the people I met – they made me the person I am today. They are the reason why me and Joerg ended up in the UK and I am beyond grateful. I also had my first boyfriend in Egypt, was lovesick more than once when he moved to New York. Back then I thought I wouldn’t survive it. But all’s well that ends well, when I returned to Germany in the late 80s, I met Joerg and I haven’t looked back.

 
 

Ah, I loved watching MTV in the 80s and all those fab music videos. I mean it wasn’t all about the music but the fashion, wasn’t it? I got inspired by the popstars and tried to copy their style. One of the bands I absolutely adored was Bananarama. These girls were so cool and I wanted to dress like them. This was also the time when I wanted my first pair of low-top sneakers and needed to convince my parents. I know time has changed. Naturally I was over the moon when I got them. The Bananarama girls always wore sneakers and loafers and it really spoke to me; they also wore plaid and to this day I’m really obsessed with plaid. eighties fashion trend in 2017

 
 

2017 is a year that brought back a lot of the 80s style and it’s so fun to see. Being a grown-up now (not always though!), I wouldn’t dress the same way I did when I was a teen. It’s all a bit more toned down but my love for colour and print is still there and I don’t think it’ll ever change.eighties fashion trend in 2017

 
 

When ECCO shoes approached me for a collaboration and told me what it was about, I got really excited. For all of the said reasons: If you will the 80s made me. ECCO launched the SOFT 1 Sneaker earlier this summer, which is a retro and minimal inspired collection for the modern woman. It’s actually a redesign of the classic ECCO SOFT in the 80s. We are constantly off to see amazing places throughout the UK and comfy shoe wear is essential for me. While I do have some heels, my shoe cupboard is filled with flats. I got my SOFT 1 sneakers in an ombre colour and a low-top version because I think it goes with so many outfits.eighties fashion trend in 2017

 
 

We just returned from a wonderful week in Cornwall and did a lot of sightseeing. One day we returned to Trerice, an Elizabethan manor because we wanted to show this beautiful place to my parents. Early in the morning we took a walk along Widemouth Bay which is where we had our cottage. A beautiful and very windy bay. In fact it reminded me a little bit of South Africa with its dramatic coastal scenery. I wore my ECCO SOFT 1 sneakers all day long and couldn’t help but style them with my beloved plaid. The shirt is actually very 80s inspired as well. I finished off the look with my waterproof trench coat (needed that day!) and felt great for a day out.

 

My outfit:

Zara Waterproof Trench Coat (old; love this one too), Mango Blouse, Mango Trousers (similar ones here), ECCO Soft 1 Sneakers

 

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I remember my first pair of low-top sneakers in the Eighties as if it was yesterday. Of course my style has developed over the years but I still have a soft spot for the Eighties fashion and like to include some elements. The decade had a huge impact on me.

 

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Zara Waterproof Trench Coat (old; love this one too), Mango Blouse, Mango Trousers (similar ones here), ECCO Sneakers

 
 

This post is in collaboration with ECCO Shoes but all opinions are my own.

 

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Jodie, I do love these sneakers, they are super comfy and really perfect.x

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Nancy

I saw them performing in Graham Norton s show last weekend! I thought they were very cool too. One of them lives in Cornwall.

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thelifbissue43

I’ve watched it on YouTube Nancy, can’t get ‘Cruel Summer’ out of my head 🙂 And I do love Siobhan’s style – still the coolest.x

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