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
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Comments • 21 647

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +13299

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

  • Grace Durkes
    Grace Durkes 3 hours ago

    I was born in 88! Why do you look so good in these outfits?? I normally hate that fashion, but on you it works.

  • Danielle Vallee
    Danielle Vallee 4 hours ago

    How do you rock these outfits so well...? I love it

  • Michele Squier-Wells
    Michele Squier-Wells 13 hours ago

    Oh my stars this bring me back to my old days in High school well done

  • SkInNy LeGeNd
    SkInNy LeGeNd 18 hours ago +1


  • SkInNy LeGeNd
    SkInNy LeGeNd 18 hours ago


  • Katherine Weissenberger


  • Just a small town bicycle

    Your professional look gave me serious Heathers vibes
    Edit: oh wait you added that in. Props to you that was an epic film. Thought it was '89 though?

  • Gacha_ Queen girl
    Gacha_ Queen girl 2 days ago

    There was queen pics In this vid!!!!!!

    I ❤️👑 so much!

  • Amy Cosgrove
    Amy Cosgrove 2 days ago

    I'd wear the denim 👌

  • Sateen Dura-Luxe
    Sateen Dura-Luxe 3 days ago

    Oh my god you’re like a whole new person !!

  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes 3 days ago

    That second outfit looks so much like Elaine from Seinfeld.
    It also reminds me of my mother... even though I'm only 20 and mom was a teen in the 80s xD

  • MusicLover09
    MusicLover09 3 days ago +1

    They are such couple goals like fhfjjdjcncf 😂

  • Raspberry Razmin the fox OWO

    If only you went 89 so we could get more heathers lol

  • L X
    L X 4 days ago +1

    She looks like Ann Wilson in the 1st one

    • L X
      L X 4 days ago

      But the top is more nancy

  • Crysta Dawn
    Crysta Dawn 4 days ago

    I guess you could say that she was more than shoulder pads and makeup.

  • Darianna Baltazar
    Darianna Baltazar 5 days ago

    What about 1960

  • Bayeraful
    Bayeraful 5 days ago

    Such fun! 😊

  • Elizabeth Cullen
    Elizabeth Cullen 5 days ago

    ".. and it's spiritual predecessor, glam rock"
    *pauses video and screams on the inside*-

  • adelheidinmontreal
    adelheidinmontreal 5 days ago

    OMG you look so pretty in the second look, the hairstyle really suits you :D

  • T Jackson
    T Jackson 6 days ago

    Hi, not ALL human's hair grows out long and straight. That was a very ignorant comment to make

  • Jillian McGauley
    Jillian McGauley 6 days ago

    She gave me big Veronica Sawyer vibes with the first outfit

  • takku 88
    takku 88 6 days ago

    I found my dad 70's biker jacket and I've using that sever year. Leather jackets never go out of style.

  • The_Rumpled_Book
    The_Rumpled_Book 7 days ago +1

    I really hope she keeps going backwards into the decades before the 1950s -- 😁Don't let it be over!

  • awsome5pepol
    awsome5pepol 7 days ago

    U would fit in in the 80s, u look good in those outfits

  • B & A
    B & A 8 days ago

    I’m mom was born in 1980... you really say she was “an 80’s baby” because she has seen it all

  • Maya Palacios
    Maya Palacios 9 days ago +1

    I LOVED her in the like office look oh my goodness. She looked sooooo so so so prettt and gorgeous I loved the hair and the whole look like idk why I just loved it on her. Sooooooo beautiful. In love with the Cheryl look :)

  • caitlin
    caitlin 9 days ago

    These videos are literally like my American pop culture class in a whole

  • Midnight Reggie
    Midnight Reggie 10 days ago +1

    Out of all the throwback clothing the second one(business lady) looks really good and stylish

  • Nick Cuckovic
    Nick Cuckovic 10 days ago


  • Alison Ebling
    Alison Ebling 10 days ago


  • Chloe Mixon
    Chloe Mixon 10 days ago

    I love it

  • Megan Cavins
    Megan Cavins 11 days ago

    aquanut hair spray!!!!!

  • Mayleen LaReine
    Mayleen LaReine 11 days ago

    Tbh I’d wear that hat in the last outfit 😂

  • Jennie Garcia
    Jennie Garcia 11 days ago

    I really like that last outfit. Someone take my bleach away before I try it out!

  • Mad World Mystic
    Mad World Mystic 11 days ago

    In the 80s I had to wake up at 4am cause it took me like 3 hours to get ready. It took at least an hour to do my hair which consisted of teasing the hell out of my bangs and then forming them into some sort of poof on top of it head with the sides of my hair in a barrette behind or under it.

  • J Rakoczy
    J Rakoczy 12 days ago

    I so loved my permed 80's hair. It was so fun and easy. Thanks for the reminder guys! The pleather! LOL! You so nailed the 1980's fashion styles.

  • Jonathan Young
    Jonathan Young 12 days ago

    denim Ty looks like wolverine and johnny storm fused

  • Areli Torres
    Areli Torres 12 days ago +1


  • Rose Blue
    Rose Blue 12 days ago

    love the first look :)

  • CosmicCake
    CosmicCake 12 days ago

    Veronica!? I'm sorry I love Heather's

  • Harry The Ripper
    Harry The Ripper 12 days ago

    I mean, acid wash jeans are still dope. I LOVE them.

  • jose marques
    jose marques 13 days ago

    Glam Rock/Metal was all about Poison, Motley Crue, Cinderella, etc, and it fitted in the "Hard Rock" category, that describes the music style, all these "categories" like "hair metal" were made up later on and describe the dressing style... W.A.S.P. (1st pic) was Shock rock/Heavy Metal.

  • Cesar Morillon
    Cesar Morillon 13 days ago

    I am using someone elses email and I love this video

  • Knights Of Cydonia
    Knights Of Cydonia 14 days ago


  • Kylee Rucker
    Kylee Rucker 14 days ago

    More of a barbra

    AUSTIN HART 14 days ago

    1987 was one of the best years for Motley Crue

  • mari reverend
    mari reverend 14 days ago

    Glam metal is literally coming back, and as a metalhead im fucling happy about it

  • Severus Snape
    Severus Snape 14 days ago

    Thanks, truly thanks.

  • Chi Taylor
    Chi Taylor 14 days ago

    I Love that hairstyle from the second outfit on you. It looked amazing

  • Sal Shearer
    Sal Shearer 14 days ago

    In that second outfit, you look like Andie MacDowell. Adorable.

  • Diabetic_dragun_ _legend

    Is this etn again

  • Gabrielle Piccarreta
    Gabrielle Piccarreta 15 days ago

    When she mentioned the Two Corey's my heart was hurt

  • Annae Williams
    Annae Williams 15 days ago

    Gal was always about dressing up, Ziggy was a costume with sincerity, notice most of those groups that went glam either now aren't but still preforming or have gone much darker, Motley Crue now verses then. But ultimately, and in a good documentary about metal by a awesome canadian, sorry don't remember the name, but both sociologist and music people all say the same thing, as a woman dressing up is fun once and while, so i think 80's glam hair metal was all about that which is why is opposite thrash or speed was pretty much the opposite in every-way. but wow, over all, i grew up during this period and wan't so badly a power suite, so glad my mom said no now, but oh i wanted one allot. Also, something i remember were those pants and shirts that looked like they were put together from three or more color parts from other pants or shirts? wow don't know what or whom thought this was a good idea, these choices. :)

  • Lumos & Nox
    Lumos & Nox 16 days ago

    the second outfit was something that Heather or Veronica would wear.

  • Johanna Olson
    Johanna Olson 17 days ago

    Ahh yes the age of “Cats”

  • Icy Fan
    Icy Fan 19 days ago

    *Next video* I dressed like it was 2017

  • T1D Rose AG
    T1D Rose AG 20 days ago

    Well The musical cast did debut and 1987 so

  • sara
    sara 20 days ago


  • littlewhitedove12
    littlewhitedove12 20 days ago

    My parents got married in 87 and my mom's hair is intense. So is her high school graduation photo from 82. This made me laugh more than I should have.

  • Ariesgoth
    Ariesgoth 20 days ago

    Second look reminds me of Elaine from Seinfield. :)

  • GetDatPromo
    GetDatPromo 20 days ago

    Shoulder pads are power pads !! 💪🏻

  • Vivian Animates&Sketches


  • Lynne McGee
    Lynne McGee 21 day ago

    I can definitely see people wearing the second outfit these days.

  • Brenna Jackson
    Brenna Jackson 21 day ago

    5:20 Seinfeld??

  • SpazzyPaz
    SpazzyPaz 21 day ago

    I definitely remember my mom wearing the office fashion of the 80's. My god...

  • Rya RedStar
    Rya RedStar 21 day ago

    i like Safiya and Tyler's onscreen relationship, its adorable and funny, but not at all annoying

  • Pompom1608
    Pompom1608 21 day ago

    Safiya looks great with big hair!!!! 😳😍😍

  • Flurry Melody
    Flurry Melody 21 day ago

    *Welcome to my candy store~*

  • Michael Jackson Innocent Forever

    I'm sorry, but that moonwalk is just *NAH-AH*

  • Elinor Rose
    Elinor Rose 22 days ago

    Who brings up airmax before jump street lol

  • Awkward ASL
    Awkward ASL 22 days ago

    Heather, Buliamia is SO '87

  • Space Kitsune
    Space Kitsune 23 days ago

    Tyler looks like bendy the ink demon, it’s the hair

  • Introvert AtHeart
    Introvert AtHeart 23 days ago

    City Lady outfit kinda looks like Veronica Sawyer

    STAR GACHA 23 days ago +1

    Dress like how you dress in 2019

  • Bayatrice Walker
    Bayatrice Walker 24 days ago +5

    4:55 all I remember from this is Heathers

  • Bella Idk
    Bella Idk 24 days ago +1

    My moms name is Cheryl.....

  • Sahasra Kalwala
    Sahasra Kalwala 24 days ago

    she looks amazing with bangs!! She should actually get bangs

  • Stephanie Wukovitz
    Stephanie Wukovitz 24 days ago

    I graduated high school that year; the great thing about shoulder pads for those of us who had broad shoulders was that we could cut them out and actually fit, rather than buy plus-sized jackets and get everything *but* the shoulders tailored down to a misses S or M like now :(

  • Kristy 'Kay' Nicole-Lee Spicer

    LMAO! OMG! The flock of seagulls hair. Yep you dragged him down with you lol. Looks great lol.

  • jessica Martinez
    jessica Martinez 24 days ago

    That Jean outfit just had me like 🎶"Let's go to the mall, today"🎶 even before she said it!

  • Taltzi
    Taltzi 24 days ago

    how can you mention the 80s and rock music WITHOUT mentioning queen? especially brian may in the 70s and 80s and freddie mercury in bohemian rhapsody

  • Oscar Korlowsky
    Oscar Korlowsky 25 days ago

    My dad was in the disco scene from through all the 70's and 80's and had some weird hair and freaky pants

  • Just Some AMSE
    Just Some AMSE 25 days ago +1

    This whole video I'll I could think about was Heathers

  • Melanie DeMelo
    Melanie DeMelo 25 days ago

    That is the year my mom was born in

  • Emily's Adventures In Horrorland

    I’d love big 80s career gal hair, but the damage, oh, the damage! I plan to donate my hair, so it’s just kind of 60s hippy cult-looking.

  • Madeline Dittmer
    Madeline Dittmer 26 days ago

    i peed a little laughing so hard at tyler walking on screen in his outfit.

  • lara
    lara 26 days ago +1

    i somehow love the office look and esp that hair. even though its super outdated but i actually think its cool

  • 2025 Braydee Pigg
    2025 Braydee Pigg 26 days ago

    3:46 was Queen and it had me SHOOK

  • Elligons
    Elligons 26 days ago

    I miss the full leather outfits of the hair rock phase.

  • Hilda Hernandez
    Hilda Hernandez 26 days ago

    I was a 80's kid 😍👀💛💄💙👛💜🎀🤡

  • Hilda Hernandez
    Hilda Hernandez 26 days ago

    I love it

  • remmy
    remmy 27 days ago

    she looked like she belonged to the youngblood mv on the first outfit

  • Melissa Way
    Melissa Way 27 days ago

    That first outfit is my aesthetic

  • Stacie Keith
    Stacie Keith 27 days ago

    (born in 72 lol)

  • Stacie Keith
    Stacie Keith 27 days ago

    u guys are too damn funny and cute lololol

  • Clare Strode
    Clare Strode 27 days ago

    Vintage is a thing at my school

  • Ultimately
    Ultimately 27 days ago +1

    My Closet:
    1980-1999 Fashion

  • Franklin Sharp
    Franklin Sharp 27 days ago

    The 2nd look reminds me of my favorite movie of the time, Jawbreakers...

  • Mellchiril
    Mellchiril 27 days ago

    so these are outfits my parents could've been wearing the year I was born... oh dear