I Dressed Like It Was 1987

  • Published on Oct 19, 2017
  • I styled 3 outfits inspired by the popular fashions of thirty years ago! From the hair metal rockers and groupies, to blazer-clad working ladies and teen pop idols decked out in acid wash jeans, I had a great time pretending it was 1987 and exploring fashion history through one of the most iconic decades - the 80s. Let me know what you think of my ~lookbook~ and if you want to see more of these!
    A huge thanks to Kayley Melissa for rocking out this 80s hair! You can check out her channel here: thexvid.com/user/LetsMakeitUp1
    Sorry for the typos in this video! *Swimmin, *Eyebrows
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Comments • 21 742

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  2 years ago +13661

    HELLO FRIENDS!!! hope u guys enjoy this adventure into 80s fashion! who's ready for 77? lmao

  • TheRandomBoxCat
    TheRandomBoxCat Day ago

    2nd is Heathers or Clueless

  • Helin Güneş
    Helin Güneş Day ago

    The second outfit is soooo Heathers 😍😍

  • {Luni _ Lover}
    {Luni _ Lover} Day ago

    My grandma was born in in 1929

  • Games_ MOnster786

    Do public reaction in this outfit 😅 2:18

  • Neveah lee
    Neveah lee 2 days ago

    all of this has came back now

  • Darcy Casavant
    Darcy Casavant 2 days ago

    Aaaand that's what I looked like in high school. Especially the "spiral perm" and hat. And multiple Swatch Watches.

  • Anastassia Hernández

    My mom approves this

  • orange fish
    orange fish 2 days ago


  • Ines Celina
    Ines Celina 2 days ago

    Those are all so fun and you look amazing in all of them

  • Julia
    Julia 3 days ago +2

    Safiya in 2019- I dressed like it was 2019 (the attack of the vsco girls)

  • Sarah Sprinzl
    Sarah Sprinzl 3 days ago +1

    Seriously obsessed with the last looks hair. Winning.

  • Audrey Geisler
    Audrey Geisler 4 days ago

    First outfit was basically me 3 years ago. Huge hair metal fan. Have become lazy.

  • Justin Chief
    Justin Chief 5 days ago


  • Ida-Maria Hvid Larsen

    Im dressing up as an 80's kid when its halloween uwu

  • Lindsay Tur
    Lindsay Tur 7 days ago

    Fashion was terrible in the 80's there was a big celebration when the 80's were over as we all wanted to forget the decade, and wanted good fashion, the only good stuff to come out of the 80's was towards the end BBoy and breakdance, you wear anything else youlle look just as stupid as we did in the 80's

  • I'm hungies
    I'm hungies 7 days ago

    Sbe rocked all of those outfits. It was very impressive!

  • Cakeontheroof
    Cakeontheroof 9 days ago

    Waiting for the Stranger Things references...

  • Joanne Carolyn
    Joanne Carolyn 9 days ago

    Hi Safiya! Wow! You pulled off the 1987 looks perfectly! ❤ I was 11 years old that year & fashions from 1987 still remain in my memories till this day! Awesome job!👍👍👍😊❤

  • Karolyn Issup
    Karolyn Issup 9 days ago

    That wall came down 1989. I am pretty sure it was 1989. I was at school, wishing i was there. I was very happy that families were being reunited. I might have cried. That was not 87.

  • Lenka Homolová
    Lenka Homolová 10 days ago

    Mötley Crüe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mohamed Ashian
    Mohamed Ashian 10 days ago +1

    The third hairstyle kinda reminds me of a picture of one of my aunts in 1994 the exact same hairstyle

  • Novelle
    Novelle 10 days ago

    Okay, but why does she look like Veronica Sawyer from Heathers in the thumbnail?

  • Amber Guyer
    Amber Guyer 11 days ago

    3:46 Queen

  • Noriaki Kakyoin
    Noriaki Kakyoin 11 days ago

    Safiya looks like Veronica Sawyer * . *

  • Kwindle Planet
    Kwindle Planet 12 days ago

    America is so cute: in England no one would dare to put out free tea knowing the tea would be dead within 3 seconds

  • Theresa Casareale
    Theresa Casareale 12 days ago

    Leather jackets are always in style

  • Maggie Snail
    Maggie Snail 14 days ago

    Moose gel hairspray! Half of my pay went to my hair lol

  • Salma Elsaid
    Salma Elsaid 14 days ago +2

    I was born in the wrong decade
    I wish I was born in the 1970s
    So that I was a teen in the 1980s

  • Kathy Coulter
    Kathy Coulter 15 days ago


  • N B
    N B 15 days ago +2

    That's my natural hair everyday big, curly and frizzy. lol

  • Apatite Facet 24XJ
    Apatite Facet 24XJ 15 days ago

    You should do yourself a 1920s makeover. Btw you look so natural in your punk outfit

  • lilxmonika
    lilxmonika 15 days ago +1


  • Wayne Tomlinson
    Wayne Tomlinson 16 days ago

    the one out fit you look like Joan Jett

  • Tania Van Zijl
    Tania Van Zijl 16 days ago

    Cats the musical were my school concert

  • TheBlackFootadedFeret Feret

    Im just saying but does 3:52 look like futuristic punk 80's Ronald McDonald? ?? Also is it just me or does tyler look like humanoid bendy with his hair??

  • ciri_ riannon
    ciri_ riannon 16 days ago +1

    80s were much better than 90s. Definitely my fav decade ever.

  • ciri_ riannon
    ciri_ riannon 16 days ago +2

    Bon jovi were so iconic and legendary. I want rock to come back in 2020s so bad...

  • Erin Brooks
    Erin Brooks 17 days ago +1

    The girl on the left at 1:15 looks EXACTLY like Taylor Swift

  • phatcowboy76
    phatcowboy76 17 days ago +1

    A double schmashed the like button. Already a sub. :0)

  • phatcowboy76
    phatcowboy76 17 days ago

    Aaaand a year later, Tyler i held my business until you walked on screen with that hair. Then I lost it. Lol. Fantastic. And Saf cavorting in the mall brought back memories although I wasn't allowed to watch MTV...much. This episode was just fun.

  • Vaporeon Teh Unicorn
    Vaporeon Teh Unicorn 17 days ago

    Light! If you watch amazing Phil you’ll get this

  • Diana Kraymer
    Diana Kraymer 18 days ago

    you are so beautiful

  • AtomicAgePictures
    AtomicAgePictures 18 days ago

    I was 21 in 1987. I'm having flashbacks!

  • Daniel Ho
    Daniel Ho 18 days ago

    Safiya -- warning -- you are becoming your parents. I think your parents would approve of your '87 office girl look but disapprove of your rocker girl look. I remember the "mall girl" look the most.
    You are right, Tyler looks like a Cobra Kai student.
    FYI, I'm almost old enough to be your parent.

  • Cyndi R
    Cyndi R 19 days ago

    You guys actually look great lol and very accurate

  • Cyndi R
    Cyndi R 19 days ago

    You guys actually look great lol and very accurate

  • Cyndi R
    Cyndi R 19 days ago

    You guys actually look great lol and very accurate

    CLARA SCANLAN 20 days ago


  • khristle floyd
    khristle floyd 21 day ago

    She was really dressed like Kelly Bundy in that leather get up! I remember all of these outfits

  • Dana Raley Sim
    Dana Raley Sim 21 day ago

    Please do more inspired decades style challenge.... I so love seeing what was hits back in the day.

  • CustomGears 4YOU
    CustomGears 4YOU 21 day ago

    Wow, you are a real pretty lady, lots of humor...but I see you dressed as a rocker lady and wow, your looks are awsome. I had to think back at that time. I played in a rockband myself and looked like the guys with the long hair. I remembered the stunning ladies from that time. Wow, you look really great. 🤘🤘💥💥

  • Karla P. White
    Karla P. White 21 day ago

    U looked so cute with the matching denim!!! I ship!

  • Paris M
    Paris M 22 days ago

    my homecoming theme is "blast from the past" and the seniors are doing the 80s so I'm watching this video in preparation

  • Theearlynovamber ;
    Theearlynovamber ; 22 days ago

    I wish I could have been a teenager in the 80’s! Although I didn’t mind the early 2000’s. I’m so glad smart phones didn’t get a chance to ruin my youth as much as they do now.

  • Theearlynovamber ;
    Theearlynovamber ; 22 days ago


  • SkyGamer475 _
    SkyGamer475 _ 22 days ago

    Hey Saf!!! This week at school it’s homecoming and we have decade day! I’m doing the 80s and decided to consult de master, you! After watching this and looking at Pintrest for hours I went to a thrift! I scored a big Mickey sweater with high waisted mom jeans and a belt! They looked very similar to the pictures I saw and you helped a lot with this video!

  • Cynthia Crismon
    Cynthia Crismon 23 days ago

    How I remember the shoulder pads. LOL

  • Stacey Willard
    Stacey Willard 23 days ago

    Hair is not big enough! Lol!

  • Katrina Jones
    Katrina Jones 23 days ago

    the second one is actually pretty cute and i'd wear it now