My New Happy: 16 Going On...Best Looks From Your Teens

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

16 Going On...Best Looks From Your Teens

Happy Wednesday and welcome to TBB Style with The Blended Blog.  Our fabulous hostess this week is Nicole, so be sure to pay her a visit and add your post to the link up!  This week we're doing something really fun, and I can't wait to see everyone's teenage selves.  

I'm not sure there were any "best" looks from my teens.  I was a teenager in the 80's; in fact, I turned 16 in 1983, smack dab in the middle of a very questionable fashion decade.  We had spandex, ripped jeans, lots of lace, high waisted jeans, parachute pants, huge earrings and hair, neon... We wanted to make sure you could SEE us!

Well, except me.  I was more about blending in, and I tended to go for the preppy look.  Pastels, popped collars, sweaters.  Very minimal accessories, but I always had my trusty Swatch Watch (which are back, apparently).  And hey, there's my natural hair color!

On my actual 16th birthday, I chose a rugby shirt, Levi's 501 jeans, and a skinny white belt.

Mom jeans and bomber jackets.  On both of us.  Might be why we appear to be in a prison cell?

My favorite Gunne Sax dress.  Light blue swiss dot tulle, lots of lace and puffy sleeves.  Oh, how I loved that dress.  George wasn't a fan, although the guy sitting next to me (Chris something, I think?) seems to be pretty into it.

Reading through my list of 80's fashion trends, it seems that many of them have been reinvented today, and I like most of the modern versions.  Except parachute pants.  Please, may we never see parachute pants again.

What was your teenage style?  Has it come back around?

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  1. Loved your throw back pictures, Lana! I was a prepster, too!

  2. Oh, I adore these old photos!! I hear you about parachute pants, then again, I've learned never to say never...ha ha!!

  3. We had side striped jeans in the 80's here near London - which came round again. Loved seeing your photos - so cute! I tried every fashion going but it looks as if you had worked out your style xx Maria

  4. These throwback pics are so fun to see! I cringe when I look back at some of the 80's fashion I wore! I remember wanting a pair of parachute pants so bad!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Oh Lana, what a fun look back! Were you visiting Alcatraz in the picture at the prison? Looks familiar!

  6. Your throwback pictures are my fave...especially that giant ruffley dress!


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