Finding an eighties dance party often requires a trek into Manhattan (and rubbing elbows with underage kids on summer vacation). Tip your hat, then, to the Bell House, which is hosting its own throwback celebration
this Friday. In addition to the DJs spinning hits from Prince, The Cure, Hall and Oates, and more, there will also be live jams courtesy of wedding band The Engagements (Adam Sandler, is that you?). With prizes going out to the best dressed (including tickets to upcoming Bell House shows), you may want to dust off that Member’s Only jacket—or pick up one of these items.
Paging Andie Walsh: These floral lace-ups
would look good with your DIY prom dress. For all other Pretty in Pink aspirants, you could just as easily pull on a jumpsuit or a pair of acid wash jeans with these Obey x Generic Surplus brogues and have no trouble dancing all night.($98 at Alter; 140 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, 718-349-0203)
You don’t dress up for Halloween, you never wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, so why should you look like your dad for a party? OK fine, then try this tee
from Oak’s in-store label, A.OK, for a slacker-appropriate ‘80s look.($38 at Oak; 55 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, 718-782-0521)