How to Dress Like an 80s Prep for Halloween

Do you want to be like Molly Ringwald in the Breakfast Club or Tom Cruise in Risky Business? Here are some ideas for these costumes!



  1. Wear pencil skirts, a tuck-in dress shirt, or small sweater and pumps or flats.
  2. Part your hair at the side and wear it straight and loose. Some curls are allowed as even preps experimented with perms in the 80s.
  3. Keep the make-up subtle.
  4. Wear leg-warmers, towel wrist bands and towel headbands.
  5. Prefer lightly glittered stuff and go for pastels and geometric prints.


  1. Wear acid wash jeans with a dress shirt and a cashmere sweater. You can also wear a letter mans sweater. Penny loafers look great, too.
  2. Wear your hair parted at the side.


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