The 80s Are Back In A Big, Big Way And This Is Exactly How We’re Embracing The Greatest Decade

As far as decades go, the 80s is the one that constantly serves up inspiration and influence, and 2021 is its next protégé. From shoulder pads and aerobic exercises to delicious, nostalgia-inducing snacks, it’s time to (re)live your 80s fantasy

Fibre One

by Darcy Rive |

If you feel like you’re experiencing a sense of déjà vu, we don’t blame you. They say that history repeats itself, and it would appear that we’re collectively reliving the 80s – and that’s no bad thing. From fashion to music to the small screen, that decade of big hair, Blade Runner, and Bon Jovi is back in a very big way.

Feeling ready to dive back in to the greatest decade? Here’s exactly how we’re doing it!

What We’re Wearing

It seems as though fashion is forever referencing the 80s, but designers definitely didn’t hold back when it came to their autumn/winter 2021 offerings. Off-the-shoulder mini dresses with rara frills? Look at Prabal Gurung. Shoulder pads and statement buttons that would make Joan Collins envious? Check out Ganni. Crazy, clashing prints? Emporio Armani didn’t miss the memo. Puffed up sleeves? Shoulder up to Altuzarra. Almost every runway reimagined 80s style, and quite frankly, we’re here for all of it.

What We’re Watching

With the likes of Stranger Things, Mindhunter, GLOW, This Is Us, Pose, and Physical, the small screen has been a buffet of 80s-watching for us to binge on. Not only are they serving looks and style inspiration, but they also come with a heavy dose of nostalgia. And with the darker, colder days of winter coming ahead of us, a night in with a good series is exactly what we need. We’ll be settling down for an 80s-themed series quicker than you can find your old Jane Fonda home workout VHS.

What We’re Listening To

Give us a bit of 80s electro-synth and the very 80s verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus format (extra points if there’s a key change) and we’ll happily blast it out of our speakers – which is all well and good given the number of artists finding their sound in this particular decade right now. Dua Lipa, BTS, Purple Disco Machine, Years & Years, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, HAIM, Jessie Ware, and Doja Cat are just some of the artists that have all charged their recent releases with a distinctive 80s vibe and the dance floor is calling our name.

What We’re Eating

Although Fibre One launched after their cake bars post-80s, they’re no stranger to the 80s vibe (they’ve even used Bonnie Tyler’s power ballad Total Eclipse of the Heart in some of their ad campaigns) and you can almost taste the nostalgia in their recipes.

Whether you’re tucking into their indulgent Lemon Drizzle Square, fancy a celebratory snack by way of their Birthday Cake Square, or you want to satisfy the daily chocolate craving with their Chocolate Fudge Brownies, their delicious flavours definitely remind you of all the good times.

We all remember the interesting choices made in the 80s – from building hair up with volume that only the Boombox should be allowed to create to our love affair with ski suits – and we probably wouldn’t make them again, but when it comes to Fibre One cake bars, it’s always a good choice. Fibre One believes that you should live life without any regrets, and that’s why they’ve launched the Crave Club, a guilt-free community of people who want to make each other’s day a little bit brighter. Follow them on Instagram for uplifting, inspiring, and liberating stories!

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