How to Dress Like James Spader in Pretty in Pink

Guest blogger Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, shows you how to get the actor's look.

Title: PRETTY IN PINK • Pers: SPADER, JAMES / RINGWALD, MOLLY • Year: 1986 • Dir: DEUTCH, HOWARD • Ref: PRE016AP • Credit: [ PARAMOUNT / THE KOBAL COLLECTION ]

Photo from Pretty in Pink: Kobal

The '80s prep look is classic, but the cocky '80s prep look is a little harder to pull off. You need the confidence of James Spader as Steff in Pretty in Pink to get away with rocking loose linen pieces, half-buttoned shirts, and no socks. To adapt Steff's look for today, try mixing this season's spring suit separates with retro accessories.

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Photo from Pretty in Pink: Kobal

Double Breasted Linen Jacket at Billy Reid

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Photo from Pretty in Pink: Kobal

Lightweight Cotton/Linen Pant at Gant US

Hudson Dark Brown Cozumel Loafers at Ssense

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Photo from Pretty in Pink: Kobal

'80s Collection Aviators at 80's Purple

About the Author: Roxana Altamirano is the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for re-creating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Michael Caine to Tom Hanks (see full list here). Now she's guest blogging on Details.com every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Leave a note in the comments and we'll see what we can do.

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