Source: Donna Gorski's photo album, with the pull-back plastic self-stick pages
Most Gen X’ers, like myself, knew this might happen. We’ve been dreading it. The ‘80s are back in fashion. In case you have not noticed, men’s shorts are getting shorter and puffy shoulders—there are no pads in there, yet—can be found on all styles of women’s blouses. Loose fitting drawstring fleece pants (in tie dye pastels) have returned for all, probably because of COVID weight gain. And, ladies, wait for it, jellies (plastic shoes) are making a comeback, many of them with some dazzle and shine.
While today’s youth may find this step back in time to be fun and even “new” to them, for me, and I’m guessing many of my fellow Gen Xers, it’s a nightmare.
Need some giggles? This is me! Summer of 1985. Just graduated high school and ready for some fun times before heading to University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. (My license had me three inches taller than I am now. That hair!)
So, here’s the deal. Fashion from the 80’s is back. Disco is getting weaved into current tunes. It’s time to razzle and dazzle shoppers.
Earlier this year, Nestle rolled out Disco Semi-Sweet Toll House Morsels. The bag of chips is a mix of semi-sweet chocolate chips and edible glitter morsels, which appear to be glitter-covered chocolate chips. The company is onto something!