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Seasonal Trends

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend: Eighties Redo

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Rodarte, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton


Go big or go home. This is the response Elle Magazine gave a reader asking if she should tone down the “80’s Madonna” trend this season. We are not sure we agree here as RLS. We say, go rich or go home. If you are reading this blog, you are probably old enough to have been around somewhat in the 80’s. You can do a trend the second time around, but you have to luxe it up this time. Scroll down for our modern, grown-up take on the 80’s looks for Fall/Winter 2015.

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A boyfriend blazer with a brooch is a classic look from the Eighties. The fine-pleated chiffon skirt is the new tutu.

Karl Lagerfeld Dana Striped Open-Knit Sweater, $365

Isabel Marant Haylee Linen and Wool-Blend Gabardine Jacket, $795

Michael Michael Kors Fine Pleated Skirt, $146

Sam Edelman Edith Suede Ankle Boots, $140

Wolford Neon 40 Denier Tights, $45

Clare V Printed Leather Clutch, $215

Saint Laurent Silver-Plaed Crystal Brooch, $1,095




This is the Eighties version of a t-shirt and jeans. A graphic Blondie shirt and faux leather pants dress up with a statement coat.

R13 Debbie Boy Printed Cotton-Blend T-Shirt, $195

Shrimps Plum Color-Block Faux Shearling Coat, $795

H&M Slim Fit Pants, $20

Topshop BEST Lace Up Boots, $65

Elizabeth and James Cynnie Leopard-Print Calf Hair Bucket Bag, $595

Michael Kors Silvertone Hoop Earrings, $65




Ripped tights with leather jackets was the look in the Eighties, but at a certain age you shouldn’t be wearing destroyed clothing. Instead, bead-embellished tights with moto boots will channel the same aesthetic. Wear a gorgeous printed dress for any winter event!

Saint Laurent Pussy-Bow Printed Crepe Mini Dress, $3,490

Karl Lagerfeld Odina Leather Biker Jacket, $725

Wolford Emily Bead-Embellished 20 Denier Tights, $165

Jimmy Choo Dart Buckled Leather Biker Boots, $1,195

Lulu Guinness Red Leather Mini Lips Bag, $400

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Sided Studs, $39

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Faux Pearl Necklace, $125



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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