Were you a kid in the ’80s? Or perhaps you grew up at a later time but love the fashion from the Decade of Decadence… Either way, you’ll really love today’s featured pics. Let’s just say they’re fabulous precisely because they are so sincere. I look back at some of my most awkward childhood family photos, and none of them combined a high level of staging with the best trends of the 1980s quite like the pics that follow. And speaking of Awkward Family Photos, nearly all of today’s featured images come from this popular site!
Did you know that Awkward Family Photos has an entire section devoted to the ’80s? Seriously, folks, this is a wonderful reflection of true ’80s style–excess and all. What real people wore when they wanted to make an impact. And don’t get me started on the backdrops. At the top of the post, we see a vision of the future that’s nothing short of rad.
Remember the days of going steady? You’d definitely remember them if you and your sweetie wore matching over-sized knit shirts in a fabulous pattern that channels everything from Egyptian motifs to abstract art (see above).
Um, you know you wish you had one of these jackets (see below)… Maybe you did. Michael Jackson wore it in his videos. But did you wear it at picture time like these handsome lads?
Peekaboo, anyone? Hey, this family has nothing to hide. Especially if they live in a house featuring glass block, a grid motif on the accent wall and large potted greenery. OK, so this may be a studio…which makes me jealous that I didn’t get my photo taken there back in the day. I guess you can’t have it all! (Unless you’re Diane Keaton in Baby Boom.)
Finally we have a photo that is so ’80s-fabulous, it inspires confidence. Because this kid is truly confident–so much so that the pic makes me wish I’d had a little bit more figured out during my grade school days. Like how to wear spandex bike shorts in geometric patterns. How not to lose my waistline while wearing an over-sized shirt. And how to proudly showcase wristbands as a legitimate accessory statement.
From the backdrop to the use of sunglasses as a posing prop, this pic employs a variety of techniques to spread its message of fearless 1980s style.
Hope your week is off to a great start. A little nostalgia never hurt anyone, right?!