How To Give The Breakfast Club Styles A Modern Twist

How To Give The Breakfast Club Styles A Modern Twist

The Breakfast Club is a classic movie that will always hold a special place in our hearts. But with the world of fashion ever-evolving, it's time to give the iconic styles from the movie a modern twist. In this article, we'll take a look at how you can give the classic Breakfast Club looks a fresh update for a trendy, modern look. From Ally Sheedy's punk-rock style to Molly Ringwald's classic '80s preppy look, we'll show you how to take the classic Breakfast Club styles and make them relevant for today's fashion world.

The Breakfast Club Gif


Calling all 80's retro style fans! If The Breakfast Club is one of your favorite films, this is a must read. Follow our guide on how to steal each character's style from The Breakfast Club, with a modern day twist!


"The Criminal"


"The Criminal" from The Breakfast Club


Steal John Bender's look by wearing wide leg pants paired with a plaid flannel button up. Accessorize with wide leather cuff bracelets and aviator sunglasses for a modern edge. Top off your outfit with a distressed denim jacket and black combat boots to rep his rebellious attitude through your look! 


Get John Bender's look by wearing a flannel, denim jacket, and wide leg pants


"The Athlete" 


The Athlete from The Breakfast Club


Jump into the "athleisure" trend by pulling off Andy's look from The Breakfast Club! Keep this look simple by wearing a graphic tank top with a pair of jeans and white sneakers. To keep the look edgy, layer a goth inspired hoodie or varsity style jacket over top of your tank or tee shirt! 


Steal the Athlete look from the Breakfast Club with a hoodie, varsity jacket, jeans, and white sneakers


"The Basketcase"


The Basketcase from The Breakfast Club


Give Allison's classic goth style a modern twist by opting for pastel goth look. Try mixing dark neutral colors with lighter statement pieces for a foolproof ensemble. Keep it comfy by wearing a relaxed fitting skirt, tights, an oversized sweater, and sneakers. Pull on some pink socks over your fishnet tights or skull leggings to add an interesting detail to your outfit. And don't you forget about...a scarf.

Wear a loose skirt, sweater, and sneakers for the perfect Allison look from The Breakfast Club


"The Princess"


The Princess from The Breakfast Club


Is your style more feminine? Try our "Princess with a Twist" look by pairing a blush pink top with a brown leather steampunk skirt. Get Claire's makeup look by wearing a pink lipstick with matching nails, and pull on a pair of brown Victorian style boots to finish your outfit! For an alternate look, wear a floral dress to embrace the spring and summer weather!


Wear blushed tone pinks with brown leather for a perfect Princess with a Twist look


"The Brain"


The Brain character from the Breakfast Club


Get Brian "The Brain's" super easy look by pairing a solid colored crewneck sweater and khaki slim fit pants! Add a pop of color to your outfit by wearing Brian's signature pair of blue sneakers and accessorize with matte black sunnglasses and a wrist watch. 


Get Brian's look from the Breakfast Club by wearing khaki pants, a sweater, and blue sneakers

Which Breakfast Club character do you like best? Who's style are you going to try out? Let us know in the comments!


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Photos Courtesy of:

Lawrence Public Library, Brenda Corral, Play Buzz,,, Cadets Blogs



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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!