The best 80s style from the original Wet Hot American Summer

Paul Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer

It's here. The day we've been waiting for all summer long. Wet Hot American Summer, The First Day of Camp premieres on Netflix THIS FRIDAY.  I KNOW. Breathe, everybody. In the meantime, like everyone else, we've re-visited the original film as a means to get even MORE excited about the upcoming binge-watching event of the summer. 

Aside from being astouded by how little the cast has aged in 14 years (it's actually creepy, some of them even look younger), what struck us the most this viewing was the incredible attention to detail in the wardrobe department. As anyone who actually remembers summer camp in the 80s can tell you, they seriously nailed it. 

Here are a few of our favourite 80s style details from the OG WHAS. We cannot wait to see how they've styled the Netflix series. Guys, it's gonna be ah-maaa-zing



The Glasses. Oversized, ridiculous 80s frames just like your Dad used to wear. Perfection. 

Wet Hot American Summer style


Wet Hot American Summer style


Wet Hot American Summer style


The Polo Shirts. Extra points for the pastel colours and popped collars. 

Wet Hot American Summer style

Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler in Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer style


Shell necklaces & bracelets. You had one too, remember? 

Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks in Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer style

Molly Shannon in Wet Hot American Summer


The pins and patches. We want all of these now. 

Wet Hot American Summer style

Wet Hot American Summer style


The sweatbands.  Jane Fonda called... 

Wet Hot American Summer style

Wet Hot American Summer style

The tube socks. Pair with vintage Nikes and crush it, Coup.

Wet Hot American Summer style


Wet Hot American Summer style, Nikes

Wet Hot American Summer style


 Hot pink everything. Including denim. The ultimate 80s hot-girl colour palate. 

Wet Hot American Summer style

Wet Hot American Summer style

Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Banks in Wet Hot American Summer


Crop tops for men. Steve Saunders would be proud.

Wet Hot American Summer style

Wet Hot American Summer style

The barrettes.  On adults. 

Elizabeth Banks in Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer style

And finally, those life jackets. Never, never forget what it was like to sit in a canoe wearing one of those permanently damp, semi-mildewy, way-too-big-for-you 80s life jackets. Camp was the best.



Can it just be Friday already??

Paul Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer



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