80s Metal Fashion Must Haves

80s Metal Fashion Must Haves

Are you looking to bring some of the classic 80s metal fashion back into your wardrobe? Then look no further! From leather jackets to band t-shirts, this article will guide you through the must-have items that will bring your 80s metal style to life. We'll cover the iconic pieces every metal fan should own, as well as some tips to help you incorporate these classic styles into your modern wardrobe. So buckle up and get ready to rock out in style!

Fashion is a constant life cycle of introducing new trends and bringing back vintage staples. So, naturally, 80's metal fashion is making a comeback (which we have no complaints about)! Keep reading to check out our top must haves for classic heavy metal fashion, with a modern day twist.

Best Babes

Harper's Bazaar

Get some serious street cred (with your best friend by your side) by wearing vintage metal band apparel. Flaunt your favorite 80s band tee as the statement piece of your outfit. Keep everything else simple, but interesting, by wearing fishnet leggings underneath frayed denim shorts. Lace up a pair of black heavy metal boots to finish your look! 

Modern Metal

If this black leather jacket doesn't scream "cool", we don't know what does. Stand out (and be slightly intimidating) by rocking a statement jacket as the focal point of your outfit. We're talking all things studs, spikes, and embellishments to keep your look unique and edgy. To make your jacket really pop, wear a simple tee underneath paired with distressed dark wash jeans. Pair your look with minimal accessories, like a thin black belt and your favorite sunglasses.

Preppy Punk

Go rocker chic by mixing punk and preppy pieces together. Start off your layered look with ripped black tights and a plaid skirt. Since you'll have a bold print on your bottom half, balance it out on top by wearing a solid color crop top or bodysuit tucked into your skirt. As always, throw on a black motorcycle jacket for an effortlessly cool look. Layer on the accessories with skull rings and multiple chunky chain necklaces. For the final touch, try wearing a classic bold, red lip and wing out your eyeliner.

Casual Rocker

Vanessa Jackman

Who said glam rock can't be comfortable? It's time to bring out your best graphic tee and cutoff denim shorts for a perfectly casual every- day look. For extra comfort and warmth, throw on an oversized cardigan or patterned kimono. Since this look is simple, don't be afraid to accessorize a bit! Layer your necklaces, rings, and bracelets to make your outfit feel complete. And hey, a classic pair of aviators wouldn't hurt, either!

Major Metal Hair Inspo

Give your hair a modern day twist with soft, loose waves mixed with dutch braids. Part your hair to the side and do two messy dutch braids on the side with less hair, still keeping some of it out of the braids. Tease your roots on the side with more hair and style loose beachy waves for a cool, rocker hairstyle. 

What are your favorite 80s metal fashion trends? Do you listen to 80s metal music? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kelsey Foster

Hey there! I'm currently a Fashion Business Management student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I love to read, write, and travel, and I love anything music and art related!