The 80s are Making a Comeback

What Is so Groovy About It?

Nayely Espinoza-Perez, Co-Editor-in-Chief

   Varsity Jackets, checkered-pattern clothing, colorful patterns, multi-colored windbreakers, elephant pants, and denim jackets are all making its way back. The list can go on and on revolving around the 80s era. What makes it so trendy? Truth is, 80s clothes isn’t the only thing that is making its way back. 

   In addition to 80s fashion, 80s music from artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Freddie Mercury have people, still to this day, listening to their songs. On the radio, channel 104.3, 80s music plays all the time. Sooner or later, looking back during the 2010s, we’ll find ourselves looking at two 80s eras!

       Additionally, TV shows are constantly giving off 80s vibes. “Stranger Things”, “Glow”, and “Riverdale” are all shows that take place during that time in history, or their outfits mock the 80s but have a small hint of today’s modern style. Full House, an original 80s show, continued as a show, Fuller House, made in 2016. Perhaps this was a factor that sparked the trending 80s. 

   Furthermore, on August 9, 2019, a movie called “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”, was set out to the public. This film was inspired by the original book series of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, written by Alvin Schwartz. The film takes place during the 80s era. The series of books were written during the 80s through early 90s. This demonstrates how not only TV shows and style can be inspired by the 80s, but also novels that were written around that time. 

   Young people seem to be a fond the 80s coming back. Olivia Gianakis, ‘20, expressed, “I think it’s cool that the 80s are coming back. Our parents were from the 70s and 80s. The fact that we are into the 80s really brings a better connection between our parents and us”.               

   Ultimately, the nostalgia of the 80s is comforting to most. Why not spread the enjoyment of such an influential, nostalgic, and free-spirited era?