Rather than look to our favorite Instagram influencers for outfit inspiration, today we’ve decided to delve slightly further back into the fashion archives. If vintage Brooke Shields wasn’t already on your style radar, well, you’ve been missing out. Our favorite glossy haired all-American model’s outfits circa the ’70s and ’80s are suddenly looking very now. It helps that every flashback is accessorized with those brows and that beaming smile.
A quick peek at the model-actress’s Instagram tells us the 52-year-old is still a fan of a fashionable ensemble. She often shares a throwback pic, which has us pining for her oversized blazers and acid-washed “mom” jeans. Brooke recently revealed she still has her original Calvin Klein Jeans from the “Nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s” ad campaign in her basement, along with many of her other most coveted looks. Oh, to be able to rummage through that fashion collection.
The Blue Lagoon actress wasn’t afraid to try an experimental look, so there’s a wonderful variety to her style file. She was the unofficial face of the ’80s, so it’s no surprise there are some OTT ruffled wonders in there. Whilst her famous Vogue cover made her the youngest model to ever appear on the front of the magazine, we’ve always been more interested in what she wore off-duty than in the pages of the fashion glossies.
Looking at Shields’s wardrobe retrospective has given us a few styling ideas of our own. There’s something for everyone—mixed-print polka dots (2018 much?), vacay-approved all-white, bold color-blocking and shiny sequins. This weekend, we’re looking to this underrated style icon’s wardrobe to inspire our outfits. Keep scrolling to see our favorite throwbacks—Brooke Shields style.