You know you were born in the 80s when: 1, you still secretly wish you were Rainbow Brite and/or My Pretty Pony; and 2, you're looking around lately and saying, "I had those leg warmers when I was 10, dammit!" Yes, you've probably noticed that leg warmers and their little sisters, arm warmers, have been cozying up to the electroclash souls of Toronto's cool kids like so many horny cops on CHiPs lately. So here are some of our favourite limb warmers for your Cyndi Lauper soul.
1-3, Hand-knitted Armsocks by local needle queen Alyssa Rushton. They come in three sizes Ð arm sock, wristie and cuffie, available for $12 to $30 at Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville, 416-967-7448) and Pull (437 Queen West, 416-593-5598).
Go sporty red-and-blue reversible (4, Odyssey, 557 Queen West, 416-363-8934, $19.50) or Raggedy Ann stripes (5, Urban Outfitters, 235 Yonge, 416-214-1466, $19).
Get your gams in the game by busting some Lifesavers-style (6, Preloved, 613 Queen West, 416-504-8704, $39). Embrace the Playboy bunny within (7, Odyssey, $24) or go true blue (8, Preloved, $39).
Try red-and-black stripes (9, Preloved, $39) or hook 'em on your stilettos and ride, baby, ride (10, Innercity, 795 Queen West, 416-703-6503, $49).
With files from Stephanie Wierzbiecki Marshall