Unicorns, hearts and rainbows made their way onto pretty much everything in the 80s – stickers, posters, t-shirts, shoelaces . . . come those chilly fall/winter months what was a stylish pre-teen girl to do??? This!
How many of you were sporting a variation of this sweater back in the early 80s? I know I was.
Whether it was simply hearts:
Unicorns and hearts:
Or . . . umm . . . checkerboards, hearts and bunnies?
We were all wearing some version of these sweet sweaters.
A take off on the preppy “Fair Isle” sweater that’s still popular today, these trendy versions brought an element of fun to the classic look. I love how the shoulders kind of piqued up on them too . . . super-cute.
All these classic styles are still available today thanks to vintage shops, websites and etsy.
So get online and get a head start on your fall fashion throwback!
Wear your heart on your sleeve(s) — come November you’ll make everyone smile with your retro statement sweater.
Bonus points if you’re bold enough to brave the bunnies.
Update: 02/4/15 It seems the fair isle sweater trend (complete with hearts) is making a comeback. Talbots is now offering an updated, but still faithful, version of the hearts-covered fair isle sweater we all loved in the early 80s. If your spring wardrobe needs a little 80s-style boost, this is a fun addition (see pic below).