80's Fashion is Back! But This Spring 2010 Trend Can Be Fun and Green, Fear Not

guest post by Hannah Crum at Eco Chick fave boutique, BTC Elements

Everything old is new again! The 80’s have reared their fashionably questionable head, but thankfully the shoulder pads stayed behind. Check out these finds from BTC Elements that leave the teased hair out and keep the cool on you.


Bold, fluorescents brighten up the season. Check out the Richmond Top from Raw Earth Wild Sky. It’s got the colors, the stripes and even the peek-a-boo shoulder stylings reminiscent of Flash Dance. Best part is, it’s 100% organic cotton and made in the USA.


Geometric shapes and chunky earrings were all the rage – the 21st century version from Maple XO is made from recycled skateboards.


Kelly B’s Montana Bead Shirt with its cinched waist line and off the shoulder cut add updated style to an old favorite. Hock that Bedazzler on Craigslist because Kelly B does trimming right with understated sewn in bead detailing.

You don’t need a Hot Tub Time Machine to whisk you Back to the Future. The 80’s are back, baby…. and better than we ever thought they would be.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.