Stay strange

ACS’ love letter to ‘80s Americana fashion

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.

Orange spot jacket, Sabina. Red bottoms, New Look. Wool sliders, Sabina. Large hoop earrings, Topshop.
Mustard wool jumper, Lindex. Bronze pleated skirt, ASOS. Chandelier earrings, Sophie Cull-Candy.
Yellow circle motif top, RUN. Orange vest, Nike. Corduroy skirt, Holly & Whyte. Sunglasses, vintage.
Gold dress, Naya Rea. Red PVC jacket, Monki.
Girl power t-shirt, stylists own. Orange lace dress, Jovonna. Stripe frill long sleeve top, River Island. Metal ball bag, ASOS.
Red stripe knit top, Urban Outfitters. Wool skirt with red zip, Sabinna. Yellow python print bag, VVA. Orange tassel earrings, Tamarzizt.




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