Above: Cerruti 1881, Vogue, November 1980. Photograph by Jean Loup Sieff.

November may be the perfect fashion month. Hardcore winter has yet to set in, a season during which most of us in snowy climates must at some point abandon the fashionable in favour of bundled-up practicality. November is still fall, which means lots of snuggly layers, sweaters and jackets — all personal favourites. In the fashion magazines of the ’80s we see all of this in the November issues, and with an additional smattering of early holiday glamour tossed in for fun. Today, to mark the first week of November 2014, we take a look back at the November looks of the 1980s. And it’s hard not to notice how many of the looks are wearable today.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.21.49 PMTrussardi, Vogue, November 1981.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.23.11 PMGianfranco Ferre, Vogue, November 1982. Photograph by Arthur Elgort.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.24.10 PMPalma Kolansky for Seventeen, November 1983.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.26.05 PMPerry Ellis, Vogue, November 1984.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.27.10 PMJordache, Mademoiselle, November 1985. Photograph by Alan Kaplan.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.28.42 PMIrving Penn for Vogue, November 1986. Clothing by Bill Blass.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.28.42 PMChanel, Elle, November 1987.

Screen shot 2014-11-02 at 2.32.18 PMTimothy Greenfield-Sanders for Mirabella, November 1989. Coat by Geoffrey Beene.

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