Parachute pants, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Growing Pains, L.A. Gear, Breakfast Club....what do all of these have in common? They all helped define the 80s. Come take a fun "Journey" with me as we revisit the totally radical decade.
80s fashion just boggles the mind, and oftentimes, I find myself thinking, "What the hell?"
However, Units was a line of clothing that not only looked stylish, but was practical for those on a budget. You could buy just a few coordinating pieces and have almost an entire wardrobe that you could configure. You couldn't go into any mall during the late 80s and not see a Unit boutique.
Just like a lot of the fashion of the 80s, Units was a one-sized fits all clothing line. Girls would buy belts, pants, short skirts, shirts, and leggings. The pieces were meant to be mixed and matched, and this phenomenon was called "modular clothing."
I know they later sold Units for men, but I remember thinking that it made dudes look like Sinbad the Sailor. Although I'm pretty sure I could make a pretty kick ass ninja outfit using a few of the pieces.
At the mall, I remember seeing girls wearing a few Unit pieces, usually using the stretchy tube top as a belt, and then pairing an oversized shirt with maybe some stirrup pants. Put on some Madonna-esque fingerless gloves, a scrunchy, and some blue eye shadow, and that was THE look back in the day.
Now where did I put that Member's Only jacket???