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There's something about LA that breeds cult classic fashion films. From Clueless to Troop Beverly Hills, every few years a feature crops up that hilariously captures our city's style at the time, complete with over-the-top characters representing stereotypical residents. Another flick to add to the list is 1983's Valley Girl, which is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year.
To toast the big 3-0, we've rounded up some of our favorite style moments that, like, totally salute the San Fernando Valley in the '80s—from wearable (bold prints, reflective shades) to downright laughable (bandanas, more bandanas). See it all below and, if you're a hardcore fan, throw on your retro best and swing by LACMA tonight at 7:30pm to catch a celebratory screening. Director Martha Coolidge will be in the house.
- Break up your monochromatic look with a bandana. (Or not.)
- Lure in your punk boyfriend with ice cream and a rainbow top.
- Reflective sunnies have always been in...
- ...as have spontaneous dance sessions in your underwear.
- We're feeling that printed bikini in the middle.
- This printed top could work today, too.
- When in doubt, wear a tiara and pearls.
· Valley Girl [IMDb]
· Valley Girl: 30th Anniversary Screening [LACMA]
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· 5 Fashion Moments From The Now 20-Year-Old Melrose Place [Racked]
· A Tribute to the Original Beverly Hills Shopaholic, Phyllis Nefler [Racked]