1980: Shine bright
The one trend that defines the eighties better than the rest are the neon colors. After the seventies ended on a somewhat dark note, the American society needed something to cheer them up, and what can do a better job than colorful clothes? Because everyone knows we aren’t what we eat, but we are what we wear.
Neon colors were the latest rage in the beginning of the eighties. To complement the bright color, people wore mostly oversized sweaters, sweatshirts or wind-jackets. Neon colors didn’t just take over people’s clothes, but accessories and makeup as well: everything was brightly colored, from earrings to eye shadow.