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STYLE NEWS

NEW AW17 TREND: SOUL TRAIN

By Sam Higgins, 6 July 2017

In our final AW17 trend, Soul Train, we’re channelling streetwear’s current love for eccentric styling and retro details by bringing a mix of 70s skate and hip-hop influences to your everyday threads. Here’s the lowdown.
new trend asos summer soul train

Pictures: ASOS

That means we should expect bowling shirts, three-striped tracksuits and statement hats to play a bigger role in our winter wardrobe.
new trend asos summer soul train

Be brave and don a full tracksuit or oversized borg jacket to stylishly beat the chill and your turn-of-the-80s-inspired look will make you stand out from the crowd.
new trend asos summer soul train

Pictures: Getty

Your seasonal palette gets a subtle tweaking, too, with rusty hues and rich reds meeting pastels in a pleasant clash of colours. Retro textures like crushed velvet, cord and velour continue their return to our wardrobes and now feature on everything from bucket hats to tracksuits.
new trend asos summer soul train

Outerwear gets bigger, but layering pieces – like striped or raglan tees – become more fitted, giving an interesting mix of proportions.
new trend asos summer soul train

Pictures: Imaxtree

Late-70s inspiration flooded the catwalks in the AW17 shows, but it was most prominent in Marc Jacobs’ tribute to the half-decade, which saw a soundtrack and social-media-free show take us back to the days of Grandmaster Flash in the South Bronx.
new trend asos summer soul train

Elsewhere in Milan, Marni flirted with luxe tracksuits in bold hues, while back in New York, Coach paired retro stripes with patchwork outerwear and dusty tones, bringing an interesting yet wearable twist.

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