my ’80s-inspired fall wardrobe

Most ’80s fashion trends can hardly be considered retro at this point — the ubiquitous legging is just one example of how that totally tubular decade has gone mainstream in today’s fashion. What was once old really is new again. Sure, there is still plenty to laugh about when it comes to ’80s fashion — most notably giant shoulder pads and an over-reliance on satiny fabrics. But after discussing with friends the awesome fashions from such notable working-woman-themed ’80s movies as Baby Boom, Mr. Mom and Working Girl, I’ve decided to dedicate my fall work wardrobe to the smart but subtly sexy stylings of women like Teri Garr and Elizabeth McGovern.

Here’s just a sampling of what I have in mind, using the very cool make-your-own-fashion-gallery site Polyvore (this is my first attempt at creating a Polyvore set, so go easy on me):'80s fall wardrobe

Floral dress
$80 – modcloth.com

Sheer top
$45 – modcloth.com

Wool blazer
$30 – modcloth.com

A line skirt
$50 – modcloth.com

Vintage Hold Your Books Top
$35 – modcloth.com

J Crew long pencil skirt
$118 – jcrew.com

Jimmy Choo lace pumps
$995 – nordstrom.com

J Crew round toe pumps
$198 – jcrew.com

Sperry shoes
$55 – nordstrom.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors leather tote
$348 – nordstrom.com

J Crew vintage satchel
$238 – jcrew.com

Stuart Weitzman clutch handbag
$450 – nordstrom.com

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