Getting the perfect first day look is a back-to-school tradition for many students, and it’s one we’ve covered for decades at 13News Now.
Norfolk, Va. – When it comes to back to school, getting that perfect look can be a vacation or vacation for many kids.
Few decades have dominated that excitement like the 1980s, one of the trendiest and brightest periods in fashion. It was all about big and bright, from high-top sneakers to hot pink shades, striped polo shirts, flip-flops and baggy jean jackets.
But online shopping wasn’t a thing back then, so places like Janaf Mall in Hampton Roads in Norfolk and Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach catered to back-to-school shoppers every year.
In the 80s, some rules about how students should dress were also different. In the year In 1985, Hampton City Schools banned students from wearing shorts, a decision that didn’t last long.
Like it or not, the 80s were a time when fashion couldn’t be contained. Taki? Too much? for sure. But 40 years later, we can appreciate how much fun it can be.
But in the year If the 1980s were all about glitz and glam, the 1990s balanced things out with dark and gloomy fashion trends.
Plastic skirts and dresses They were having a bit of a time in the early to mid 1990s, when the goth style of the 80s gave way to a new grunge style, rock bands like Nirvana presented a more decadent look. Who can forget to add baggy jeans and sneakers like Air Walks?
Then, in 2010, Hampton School leaders In 1993, there were status symbols like launch jackets and Air Jordan sneakers, sparking the expensive trend they wanted to champion. They floated the idea of school uniforms, which, not surprisingly, was unpopular with students.
Fortunately, it was only an idea, not a policy, and the dream of the 90s lived for seven years.