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Lately I’ve really been digging this 80’s/90’s retro beach babe aesthetic. Maybe I’m just gearing up for my new life on the beach, but my Tumblr has been filled with high-thigh one-piece bathing suits and glitchy VHS sunsets. I’m just imagining that my future life will involve a sweet (fake) tan, mirrored sunglasses, and lots of Duran Duran. Maybe I’ll take up wind-surfing or roller blading? It’s still just blowing my mind that in less than two weeks, I’ll be able to go to the beach whenever I want. Can I get a hell yeah?

bleach blonde 80s one piece bathing suit tan girls beach

80s eighties bikini girl tan wind surfing beach
90s pamela anderson stars and stripes red white and blue bathing suit ashley benson bikini
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80s retro windsurfing illustration beach ocean

colorful waves ocean retro aesthetic

tan girls bathing suit bikini one piece popsicle camera retro vintage
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dog air bud golden retriever aviator sunglasses palm trees beach retro vintage

psychedelic colorful palm trees animation gif

mirrored aviators beach dude 80s retro vintage

vintage retro roller girl venice beach california 80s

naomi campbell bikni vintage retro pool beach
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vintage retro beverly hills 90210 90s bikini

retro vintage pabst blue ribbon pbr illustration drawing 80s

 Right? Do you love it?? Now who wants to slap on a one-piece and a visor and hang out on the beach with me?

Also, sidenote: this R.L. Stine book cover is like the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. This is my aesthetic for summer: a partying skeleton in a purple tank top and sunglasses getting into some crazy and spine-tingling stuff.


41 Responses

  1. I love this post, definitely reminds me of Cali! I miss it!

  2. Wow what a fun flashback! Such a colourful decade 🙂

  3. Love the 90's revival! So cool 🙂
    The dog with the glasses made me laugh x

  4. Yes!!! that pink one piece is so cute!

  5. These pics are so much fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    xx Elle

    New outfit post on: – Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

  6. Great inspiration!
    I love the 90's revival too 🙂
    Check my last outfit with Mom Jeans as a proof:

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  7. Love this post! 80's/90's look is awesome 🙂


  8. Such cool images! I used to love that author haha!

    Tara x

  9. I started reading this and thinking "I need to find some images of 80s beachwear" and by the time I'd gotten to the end I was like "MUST BOOKMARK ALL OF THESE". Great round-up of images and omg LOL at the RL Stine cover. I remember being terrified of those books in primary school but looking back, how cheesey and ridiculous they were. X

  10. I ACTUALLY love 70s & 80s fashion! The hair, the glorious trends (or basically I'm just too inspired by Tavi Gevinson)

    Areeba // I Have A Messy Bun

  11. I love this style, it's so much more natural & laid back. Really want to got o the beach now x

    Beauty with charm

  12. yeah those times had to be amazing, those women were perfect in my opinion.
    greetings! 🙂
    Vivienne Night Blog


  13. Such a fab post, I really love the 80's beach phase too 🙂 P.S thanks so much for your lovely comment on my previous post, and good luck for full time blogging. In answer to your question, I always get contacted by the PR company lovely so I don't really have any tips for getting invited I'm afraid. I'd say be active on social media though and brands discover you lots more 🙂


  14. Hahaha, honestly, it makes me want to stare at my body until it shapes into curves. The 80s women always looked like they had so much fun all the time!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  15. I love this post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  16. hell yeah, I love 90's beach looks!

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

  17. Ha ha, the bikini girl on roller skates is such a cool throwback…been replaced by skate boards! xo

    adorn la femme

  18. Great inspos.
    I love it too

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  19. A high thigh one-piece looks so gorgeous (not sure how good it is for tan lines). And holy flashback, RL Stine I haven't seen/touched/read an RL Stine books since 15 years ago. Used to go to the library just for that! Xx

    Shaqinah || Shoes and Roses

  20. Once I lose some weight and tone up? I'll be wearing all the crop-tops! But that's quite far away…

    LOOOOOVE these pictures, I feel like I've been transported to the 80s…when I wasn't even alive!

    A Little Twist Of…

  21. Amazing!
    Have a nice day!
    New post on my blog:

  22. I love it all but must admit I cringed a little bit at the gif of the bikini clad girl roller blading.. imagine the grazes she'd get if it all went wrong eek!

  23. I love 80's one-piece swimsuite! They remember me of when I used to watch Baywatch on tv ahah

  24. Fun post! The Stine book cover is crazy good! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  25. those were the good times haha

    Pam Scalfi♥

  26. Such a nostalgic post love it.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  27. Omg I love the pictures so much. All my favorites from the 90s. One pieces are sooooo much more awesome than bikinis IMO.


  28. These pictures are awesome! I love it!
    Melanie @

  29. hi darling, very beautiful looks 80s
    I wish you an happy day
    fashion blogger Pamela Soluri

  30. Love these photos! They remind me of my childhood.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  31. I love this!!! <3 It seems everything was more natural and free feeling back then! 🙂 I love rollerblading btw. <3

  32. yes this is only the aesthetic that matters!!! if only i could get a tan *sigh* but you're going to love california!

  33. Ah I think I would have preferred growing up back then – everything was so chilled out and cool! 🙂

    Layla xx

  34. Lovee this trend that has been going on. I am so excited to go to the beach later on this summer <3

    Enclothed Cognition

  35. This is perfect inspiration board for California.


  36. I think after our chat earlier you kicked me up the backside and I am back….YAY 😉 haha! OMG I see so much retro summer wear at the moment, I saw a girl in ENGLAND OK with the biggest tan, a tight two piece rollerblading down the beach I was like when and where are we?! hahah! xxx

  37. I love one-piece swimsuits. Especially backless ones. its chic and quiet sexy as well 🙂
    xx Sab

  38. looove this post, I´m really into 80s style 🙂 xx
    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

  39. OH total flashback!!! I just exposed my age.. haha love those roller skates and short shorts.

    ~ xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

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