Stay Strange

Lilly wears Gucci glasses with gold bomber jacket from Asos, bronze satin blouse by Zara and mustard trousers from Sister Jane.

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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