I’m an 80’s baby, and there are quite a few things about this crazy and colorful era that I’ll always remember fondly. Like my crush on Crocket and Tubbs from the TV show Miami Vice and Ozone and Turbo from the movie Breakin. (yup! All four.) I was also determined to be the first Black Hip Hop ballerina just like their girl and dance partner Kelly. But the first thing that comes to mind when thinking back on my favorite era is the loud, sometimes wacky, but always fun fashion. I literally wore out my black leather (pleather) mini skirt just like the one in Tina Turner’s video What’s Love Got To Do With It, and in the mid to late 80’s, I lived in the Petrie’s store and remember buying my first I’m-a-pre-teen-now outfit inspired by the super cool Denise (Lisa Bonet) from the Cosby Show : Black strectch pants with a long, blue, printed shirt belted. Good.times!

Are you an 80’s baby? If so, what trend(s) truly define this age for you?

Arlice Nichole