80s art teacher aesthetic.

A photo of me, fat and pale skinned with short blonde hair and brown clear lens glasses, wearing an animal print brown and black top with a thin belt and an elephant head necklace.

I was quite pleased with myself for pairing this dipped hem dress (that you’ve probably seen before) with my maxi skirt and cowboy boots! This winter will be my Stevie Nicks season so I am getting inspired by 80s fashion to warm up through autumn. My Mum and aunty used to wear long tops with long dresses and ankle boots, as well as huge spectacles that covered most of their faces. I don’t have any plano lens glasses in that style I used to find so embarrassing, but I wore this pair of tortoiseshell glasses with odd winged frames anyway because I had a whole black and brown thing happening.

A photo of me in my black and brown maxi outfit in front of the cream hollow brick wall looking awkwardly jolly.

A full length outfit photo of me wearing the animal print dip hem dress with a thin black belt over a black maxi skirt and brown cowboy boots.

I like to think of this as my enthusiastic art teacher from the 80s outfit. Fun fact: had I cared to complete my double degree I would have been an enthusiastic art teacher from the 00s, wearing nighties and docs I suspect!

A close up photo of my huge metal elephant head necklace against my animal print dress.

I’m wearing this elephant necklace every day forever*.

*Or until I find another equally if not more amazing necklace.

Dress: Yours Clothing
Skirt: Made by me
Belt: From a Lane Bryant dress
Boots: Target
Necklace: Valley markets
Glasses: Giant Vintage

A photo of the tips of a green bush against a blue sky scattered with clouds.

And this is what the weather was like on Friday. Autumn in Brisbane is typically pretty fantastic.


  1.  I think this is my favourite outfit yet! I want to wear art teacher vibes to work tomorrow. I’m also totally about to go and check out Giant Vintage.

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