If, like us, you’re super excited for the upcoming season of Stranger Things, it’s time to dress the part.
As we await (very patiently) the fourth season release of Netflix’s Stranger Things, this spellbinding trailer was just enough to swoop us in once again, catching us at the edge of our seats. If you haven’t seen the trailer, go ahead and click play below.
In celebration of the latest season (which we’re excited about), we wanted to curate a style guide in honour of the nostalgic yet electrifying era of the ‘80s, while waiting for the premiere. It’s so easy to get you hooked when the series takes us back in time with the phenomenal soundtrack, ambience and fashion styles. Scroll down further to check out what styles we’re completely obsessed with and how you can flaunt it today with these trendy pieces as inspo.
[Hero and Featured Image Credit courtesy of Stranger Things via Netflix]
You’ve got to admit, Nancy’s office attire throughout her time interning at the local newspaper in Hawkins was a love affair. This boxy raglan-sleeved dress was an iconic look on its own with its subtle geometric prints, accompanied with a pastel green waist belt – how can you not love it? This Isabel Marant Georgette dress hits the mark in our books with the monochrome geometric prints and romantic ruched essence on the sides for a fresh update. What makes it better is the lightly padded shoulders, mid-length sleeves and gathered wrap-effect on display for a chic finish to an ’80s inspo look. To finish off, tie a loose bow around the collar as a summery note to take on the prairie-meets-mod vibe this season.
Season three was a shocker to many fans, as we discovered that Eleven is (actually) growing up. Yes, she discovered her love for clothes and boys. With Max as the mastermind behind Eleven’s new wardrobe, we just loved a dose of colours with a side of glam from their friendship. We decided to pair Ashish as our modernised take on the trend, who’s known for his extravagant silhouettes in vivid tones. This hand-embroidered sequinned top is not only gorgeous yet bold to look at but functional in many ways. You can wear it as an oversized blouse to go with your straight-cut pants (be sure to do the half-tuck) or with linen Bermuda pants for a relaxed look – pick out one of the colours from the top to match your pants.
While the season three finale got us feeling emotional, you’ve got to admire Hopper’s attire when he’s not in a uniform. This classic 80s essential silhouette is appreciated by every millennial today, and we thought it’d be fun to find an elevated version of the tropical shirt. This Zimmermann piece is a perfect ode to the summertime feel with the blooming roses and this season’s trendy patchwork detailing. There’s just something about the clashing tones that makes it so unique. Imagine wearing this out with linen Bermuda pants or as breezy outerwear, where you can layer over your bodysuit tucked in high-waisted jeans.
Who could forget the moment when Mrs Wheeler stole the show at the local swimming pool? Neon colours played an important role in her wardrobe in season three, which we love. In this scene, in particular, it was the seashell earring that caught our gaze as a refined staple summer accessory. While this would look perfect for when you’re lounging by the pool, these Alison Lou seashell stud earrings work well, if you’re on the hunt for an everyday staple.
Dustin’s style is a neverending story, and this denim vest is a classic ‘80s kid wardrobe staple. While the bright orange colour does play a part in creating that cool contrast against the denim, we thought this Alexa Chung piece was a playful layer to have on today. There are two ways to wear this; you can either style your slim fit denim jeans to go with this pinstripe separate for a denim-on-denim moment or layer a pastel-coloured tee as an inner to make the contrasting look pop. For a relaxed fit, go ahead and pair your favourite sneakers to accompany the fit – high top converse would do the trick.
You can never have too many jumpsuits, and Eleven rocked this whole fit pretty well throughout the show. While geometric print does play a massive role in the 80s, we decided to take this iconic print as an inspo by injecting it on this striking bikini top by Patbo. Hit the beach or have a staycation in the city by making an entrance with this bikini top that you can pair with matching high-rise briefs, or if you’re feeling bold, go ahead and pair high-waisted linen pants for a dashing cut-out moment look. Don’t forget to pair your best gold hoops as danglers, and you’re all set.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.