Time Machine: Our Favorite '80s and '90s Moments Are Back!
It's not just the latest collections from the recently-wrapped fashion weeks that are making a statement: '80s and '90s babes, rejoice! In case you haven't noticed, some of the biggest moments from our childhoods—on the runway, on the big screen, and otherwise—have had a resurgence over the last few years, and now we're full-blown pre-Internet ecstatic.
And it's not just pop culture moments getting rebooted, some of our favorite toys and pastimes have been totally made over. Even the queen of our '80s and '90s-lovin' hearts, Lisa Frank, is making a reappearance in stores with new products and designs. Alongside the glittery stationery and colorful, animal-patterned folders that we first swooned over (see the vintage items, above), Lisa Frank has turned out a set of gadgets and apparel that any tech-savvy, modern fashionista will love: USB sticks, tees at stores like Wet Seal, and a limited collaboration with Urban Outfitters. Frank also told InStyle exclusively that she's been in talks with a high-end fashion designer for a collaboration that was too soon for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this past September, and is in queue for the time being.
High-end Lisa Frank? To that we say, yes please. From the news of Twin Peaks's return to primetime in 2016 to a Netflix revival of the Care Bears in the works, it doesn't look like the renaissance is dying anytime soon. (Excuse us as we go binge-watch every single episode of The Wonder Years, which is finally out on DVD.) To that, we rounded up some of our fashionable moments that are making a seriously stylish comeback.
LISA FRANK SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Top: Electronics, walmart.com; party supplies and school supplies, walmart.com, dollargeneral.com; cosmetic sets, walmart.com, target.com, kmart.com; stickers tablet, walgreens.com; calendar, amazon.com; T-shirt, visit forever21.com to locate stores; tote bags, walmart.com, fivebelow.com.
Bottom: Vintage Lisa Frank items.
MY LITTLE PONY
TOYS 2.0: APPS AND GADGETS
Barbie has always been fashionable, but with Karl Lagerfeld's eponymous Barbie Lagerfeld (launched September 2014), the chic factor has just gone up several notches. She may look different over the years, but one thing's for sure: our closet envy is stronger than ever!
HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS
The first Ghostbusters movie was released 30 years ago, and while we couldn't have imagined the series becoming even better, director Paul Feig announced in October that an all-female reboot is in the works. To which we say, yes, please!
Family sitcom favorite Full House is reportedly getting a reboot, and creator Jeff Franklin is already writing a concept. A return to the TGIF lineup? All we can say us, have mercy!
BOY MEETS WORLD
The anchor of ABC's Friday night TGIF lineup, Boy Meets World returned to our screens (and our hearts! Cory and Topanga!) this year with Girl Meets World on the Disney Channel. No surprise: Cory and Topanga's kids are adorbs!
As if Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" wasn't enough to give us full-on Clueless nostalgia, seeing Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, and Elisa Donovan reunited at a screening this year definitely did!
THE SPICE GIRLS
From top: Lisa Velvet Scrunchie Set (2), $9; nastygal.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs, $32; shopbop.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs, $35; net-a-porter.com.
From top: Adidas by Stella McCartney, $59; revolveclothing.com; Alexander Wang, $550; forwardforward.com; Teezer, $198; stuartweitzman.com.
From top: Blue Daisy Bomber Jacket, $68; chicwish.com; ANTIPAST, $654; farfetch.com; See by Chloé, $425; stylebop.com
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: VARSITY JACKETS
From left: Moschino, flannels.com; McQ Alexander McQueen, $765; matchesfashion.com; T by Alexander Wang, $1,050; lagarconne.com.