By Steven Miller on April 19, 2018
MTV changed the music scene forever. Not only was the music influencing us in its pure musical form, but it made it possible to watch our favorite artists on our TV screens on a daily basis. Their fashion and overall look had an immediate influence on the culture, with bright, neon colors showing up in wardrobes and hairstyles across the nation. Additionally, androgynous looks made a huge impact on the '80s scene. Started by David Bowie in the '70s, artists like Boy George, Prince and Annie Lennox blurred the lines between male and female in dress, makeup, and hairstyle.
Just as with any period, the '80s featured many unique cliques in the culture. There were those who were drawn to wearing their collar up and the bright colors of "Miami Vice." Connected to this scene, there was an upbeat, driving style of pop music that fit really well into chase scenes and beach sequences.
Others were more drawn to the pop influences of artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Cyndi Lauper. It was pretty standard to see fingerless gloves, sequin jackets and a few streaks of bright colors in the hair of their fans. They were moonwalking their way down the street and marching to the beat of a rebellious drummer who just liked to have some fun.
Maybe you were drawn to a moodier and rock sound. Perhaps the smooth tone of Sting's voice drew you in. Either way, let's roll up our pant legs, throw on a jean jacket, and head back to the decade of synthesizers and Walkmans.