Here is a video featuring the preppy look and the layered “Breakfast Club” look from the 80s. They both work and it just depends on the style that you want to portray. If you want to go with the preppy look, check out that guy Blaine in “Pretty in Pink”. You want to make sure that your Izod pink shirt has its collar up at all times. That screams cool and preppy at the same time.
If you like the layered, grungy type look check out Judd Nelson’s character from “The Breakfast Club”. Another classic movie that actually shows several different styles at the same time.
To round out your preppy look, please find some type of brown, black or white loafers to wear with no socks at all. The preppy guys back then were, of course, too cool for socks and they looked great without them. Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice never wore socks and he took down bad guy after bad guy all the time.
The host of this video is very young but she seems to have a nice understanding of this very strange decade.
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