Why It Works: '80s Workcore

Shirt cuffs are having a moment right now.

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<b>Images</b> Showbit.com
<b>Images</b> Showbit.com

The Blazer No tribute to the ’80s is complete without a pair of good shoulder pads. To keep from looking too retro, ensure the rest of the jacket features a streamlined cut.

The Sunglasses Go big or go home, baby. Complement the blazer with a pair of equally oversized sunglasses and nothing else, not even dainty jewellery. Your look should come across as powerful, and statement frames will help drive that point across.

The Shirt Shirt cuffs are having a moment right now. Get them longer and unbutton them so they peek out of your blazer sleeves.

The Bag Go for a neutral-toned, miminalist clutch that won’t take attention away. Anything with a strap will just get in the way of those amazing shoulder pads

The Jeans Ideally, your jeans should be cropped, high-waisted and boot-cut. Go for a pair that has a stone washed look as well for a real vintage feel.

The Boots Call it the Balenciaga effect, but white boots are poised to be the next It accessory. They’re a great way to shake things up but still keep things looking polished. Make sure your pair is slim at the ankle to prevent your jeans cuff from bunching up. 

Images Showbit.com Text Cheryl Chan.

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