How to Wear Your ’80s Sweater in 2018

How to Wear Your '80s Sweater

Are you worried that your perfectly crazy 80s sweater may never see the light of day again? Bored with simply throwing it on over a pair of blue jeans or parachute pants? Read on to meet seven fashion-savvy folks from who gave their vintage sweaters a much-needed update.

Crazy and Color Blocked like Toshiko S.

No need to tone it down! Pair with shorts, knee-highs, and über delightful heels to make your wild look intentional AF.

Enea's Take on Graphic Reds

Want to keep the bold graphics of your vintage sweater at the forefront? Pair with vintage denim jeans and subtle sneakers for a look that’s casual yet punchy.

Subtle and Slouchy

Have a vintage sweater with dark colors or a not-so-exciting pattern? Never fear! Worn with a pair of distressed, light washed jeans and retro sunglasses, this sweater is plenty fun. Plus, it doesn’t lose its 80s coolness by remaining oversized and tucked loosely into a waistband.

Dressed Up with Heels

For those of you who think the only place for an 80s sweater is at a theme party or on the couch, cut it out! This look is a perfect example of a vintage sweater dressed to the tens. Paired with a pencil skirt, heeled boots, and layered over a long sleeve tee, this sweater is a perfect balance of cool and comfy and 100% street style ready.

Bold Stripes With an Edge

Are you suffering the issue of being too punk for your 80s sweater? Paired with a leather circle skirt, fishnets, and chunky heels, you can create great contrast between the softness of the vintage sweater pictured and the don’t-mess-with-me vibes of those BOOTS.

Pop of Color

Throw your 80s sweater with some black jeans, simple sneakers, sunglasses, and space buns to keep the focus where it should be.

Layered Under Overalls

Have a closer fitting 80s sweater, especially one with a vintage floral pattern? Take any thoughts of granny out of their minds by throwing it on under a pair of overall shorts and trench coat in a contrasting color.