What to Wear

On January 16, we’re going on an excellent adventure to help youth in central Ohio, and we’re bringing back the fearless 80’s glam style.

What does that mean?

Ladies -  think bright, big and fabulous! 80’s women’s fashion was built on colorful and playful outfits with over-sized clothing and big accessories. It’s time to work on your “Barbie” accessories and wear as many things on top of each other as possible.

Hollywood classics like Pretty in Pink and Dirty Dancing are a must watch for fashion inspiration. Consider a fit and flare silhouette that flatters your top figure with the bottom flaring or ruffling out, making it comfortable to eat and dance all night long! But don’t forget the classic shoulder pads and wide shoulder trends. And, if you want to add in converse shoes, that’s fun too! Your accessories will be your B.F.F. with studded belts, lots of bracelets and finger-less gloves. But when in doubt in figuring out your 80’s outfit, always go for a busy look.

And men, it’s time to bring out your Miami Vice suits!

While 80’s fashion for men was a mix of skinny pants, parachute pants (also know as hammer pants), and stone-washed denims, the fashion was all about trying new things, hairstyles and colors! Tom Cruise became America’s sweetheart in the 80’s sporting aviator sunglasses and leather jackets and David Bowie romanticized fashion with his bright lover-boy look with frilly shirts and high-waisted pants. With so much variety you can’t go wrong!

But the biggest thing for both men and women, was BIG HAIR! Time to bring back frizzy, curly and long hair to help kids in Ohio!

As you start accessorizing your outfit for The CannonBall, don’t forget to get your tickets and help the kids in Columbus! To purchase tickets, please click here.  

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation is a registered non-profit organization with tax id number 31-1688700. 

Questions? Please call (614) 246-4168 or email us for more information.