Now Trending: A 1980s Style Mash-Up Is All the Rage 

Taking mix-and-match to a whole new level

Words and Styling by ALISON EDMOND


This season’s trend of fusing pretty much all inspirations into one eclectic, mashed-up look is certainly playful! With a definitive nod to Madonna’s influential ’80s style, this “anything goes” attitude synchronizes punk’s hard edges with a sassy cuteness, and makes allies of nighttime ladylike elegance and daytime boyish cool.

Don’t be shocked if you suddenly want to wear your chic Saint Laurent tartan blazer over the brand’s latex, frilled sheath dress; or loafers and woolly tights under Prada’s organdy sheer cocktail dress topped with a tweed men’s coat; or, if you feel like following Louis Vuitton’s sartorial advice, the brand’s must-have logo top with a tutu, track jacket and biker-style boots.

Putting all these disparate elements together exactly how you want is what makes this trend so personalized — and so much damn fun.


VERA WANG top, $4,200, and shorts, $950, KATE SPADE NEW YORK faux jacket, price upon request, JIMMY CHOO pumps, $950, and earrings, stylist’s own.


SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO blazer, $3,590, dress, $6,190, and pumps, $895, OSCAR DE LA RENTA earrings, $420, and gloves, stylist’s own.


KATE SPADE coat and skirt, prices upon request, DIOR blouse, $2,000, tie, price upon request, OSCAR DE LA RENTA bag, $1,990, NATURALIZER loafers, $80, and socks and earrings, stylist’s own.


LOUIS VUITTON jacket, $4,600, top, $1,280, skirt, price upon request, boots, $1,630, and necklace, price upon request.


LONGCHAMP dress, $1,570, BRUNELLO CUCINELLI jacket, $5,995, and ROGER VIVIER booties, $2,095.


BRUNELLO CUCINELLI jacket, $6,995, skirt, $2,295, DIOR T-shirt, $860, OSCAR DE LA RENTA necklace, $1,790, and ROGER VIVIER boots, $995.


PRADA coat, $3,700, dress, $2,480, collar, price upon request, bra top, $555, leggings, $495, shoes, price upon request, and bracelet, $975, and ROGER VIVIER hairband, $875.


Model: JAE UNGER at Photogenics Media
Hair and Makeup: DEE DALY at Opus Beauty using Oribe and Chanel Les Beiges


This story originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of C Magazine.

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