Stay Strange

ACS’ love letter to ‘80s Americana fashion

Text Hannah Vasdekys Photography Matt Monfredi Styling Sian O’Donnell Hair & Make-up Jessica Hurley

Winona Ryder. Supernatural creatures that make your skin crawl. Dark synthpop. Suspense, horror, and romance in one. And most importantly, a killer ’80s wardrobe.

Netflix coins Stranger Things a “love letter to ’80s classics,” and here at ACS it’s the source of inspiration behind our latest fashion editorial.

Let me quickly set the scene: It’s 1983. It’s an era of mixtapes, landline phones, children actually playing outside, and of course, early ’80s fashion galore. Plaid skirts, turtlenecks, and Sherpa jackets all in a rich autumnal colour palette.

While we wait with anticipation for updates on a season two, we take a moment to celebrate the best 80s style moments on Stranger Things. We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for the whole ’90s comeback to be dethroned by its predecessor.

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Lilly wears orange spot jacket from Sabina, red bottoms from New Look, wool sliders by Sabina and large hoop earrings from Topshop.

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Lilly wears mustard wool jumper from Lindex, bronze pleated skirt from Asos and chandelier earrings from Sophie Cull-Candy.

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Lilly wears yellow circle motif top from RUN, orange vest by Nike, corduroy skirt from Holly & Whyte with vintage sunglasses.

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Lilly wears gold dress by Naya Rea with red PVC jacket from Monki.

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Girl power t-shirt, stylists own, orange lace dress by Jovonna, stripe frill long sleeve top from River Island and metal ball bag from Asos.

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Lilly wears red stripe knit top from Urban Outfitters, wool skirt with red zip by Sabinna, yellow python print bag from VVA and orange tassel earrings by Tamarzizt.

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