10 Iconic Trends That Are Making a Comeback

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(SPOT.ph) Many may not know it, but many of today's hottest trends originally began in the '80s. Certain movements in fashion, music, film, and even language currently enjoyed by members of Gen-Z were actually hatched in that colorful era. Here are nine classic things from the '80s that are making a comeback!


1. Fanny packs

The decade saw the rise of these waist pouches, which used to come in neon colors and crazy prints. And though you might think the term is funny, when worn the right way, it can be stylish as hell.


2. Inverted words

If you think lodi, werpa, and petmalu were invented by millennials, think again. The titos you probably think are corny or uncool were way ahead of you in inverting the syllables of words. “Alam mo kung nasa’n sina ermat at erpat?” “Dehins, pare.”


3. Track pants and tracksuits

Think “athleisure” is a new thing? These were the perennial OOTDs of '80s hip-hop crews, perhaps because they had certain cool appeal. Today, tracksuits are back as sporty, low-key duds that make a strong fashion statement.


4. Synth music

Electro/synth pop is really hot right now, especially with the technology that artists have at their disposal. Kids: Synth = the '80s.


5. Brushed-back hair

It wasn't all just side ponytails, curly updos, and teased bangs back then. Brushed-back hair was big, too, and today, it's taking over Hollywood red carpets. Sleek, sexy, and clean, it's a 'do that works for all genders!


6. 8-bit games

Many iconic video games were launched in the '80s, and these same titles have returned via modern-day gaming consoles. They even have the same blocky graphics for that nostalgic feel!


7. Neon

Whether it’s the neon-lights trend that's in vogue, lit neon illustrations and designs, or just generally anything brightly colored, there’s always something neon nowadays to bring back that cool, electric '80s vibe.


8. Denim jackets

It’s hard to imagine '80s fashion without the denim jacket. The piece was a style staple back then, often spruced up with sequins, patches, and colorful prints. Fast-forward to 2018: The denim jacket is still cool and is one vintage fashion trend that's sticking around.


9. Sequins and sparkle

People weren't afraid to go full-on sparkle back then, and it seems the kids are bringing this look back. Runway fashion and casual streetwear feature these shiny things, and everyone—from ordinary folks to mega-celebrities—are rocking the look. 


10. Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion

Surprised? Seriously, the Shawie-Gabby reunion is happening!


The Megastar and the heartthrob were an iconic tandem. The two starred in five films—all of which were blockbuster hits. Now, more than two decades later, they reunite for another blockbuster project.


Cuneta and Concepcion are the latest celebrity ambassadors for McDonald's, and the newest faces of the quick service restaurant's Chicken McDo and World Famous Fries campaign. Why Shawie and Gabby? Because just like Chicken McDo and McDonald’s World-Famous Fries—which are both great on their own—they're even better together as a tandem.


Watch the Shawie and Gabby’s reunion video here:


This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with McDonald's.
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