Cyndi Lauper wearing a characteristically high number of awesome bracelets and bangles artfully mixed and matched. Cyndi Lauper wearing a characteristically high number of awesome bracelets and bangles artfully mixed and matched.

Here’s one more reason to be in love with the ’80s along with the whole fashion world right now.

Cyndi Lauper was one of the decade’s most adored, breakthrough stars. The pop icon celebrates her 65th birthday this year, June 22 to be precise. Eclectic, quirky, and proud of it, this style icon mixed prints with impunity and piled on the accessories.

More like a force of nature than a normal human, her first Grammy-winning studio album was 1983’s She’s So Unusual — which is coming up on a 35th anniversary of its own. The title really sums up what Cyndi’s style has always been about. In short, unbridled self expression and taking pride in who you are as a unique individual.

Topped off by wild tresses that were sometimes red, sometimes cotton candy pink, sometimes platinum blonde, everything about Cyndi’s style screamed that this was a girl who just wants to have fun.

Tons of bracelets have provided the finishing touches to her ensembles throughout her career, so here in Cyndi’s honor is some inspiration when it comes to stacking those bangles, dare we say, “Time after Time.” — jas