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CATWALK TREND DECODED

THE PINK 80S BLAZER TO MAKE YOU SWOON

By Maybelle Morgan, 28 July 2017

Like your shopping addiction, the 80s takeover of your wardrobe is unstoppable right now. Yep, resistance is futile, especially when it looks like this season's hottest power player: the double-breasted blazer. See how Trussardi started the Barbie obsession, ASOS Insider Debbie channelled retro and how you can get in on the action.

Models on the Trussardi catwalk for SS17 | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Picture: Imaxtree

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Pink isn’t only a colour, it’s a frame of mind. And the models at Trussardi went full-blown Legally Blonde for its SS17 show. Oversized, hot-pink blazers (with a hint of shimmer) were worn open over ribbed dresses, while OTT metallic accessories sealed the deal. 

ASOS Insider Debbie wearing a hot pink blazer | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Instagram: @asos_debbie

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ASOS Insider Debbie swapped magenta for a cooler, bubblegum pink and wore her blazer buttoned up on its own to create your-nan-but-on-a-night-out vibes. Pink was the theme but, to avoid looking gaudy, switch up the shades: dusky-pink tailored trousers and worn-in Converse high-tops. 

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And for your own taste of the 80s, enlist the help of Oasis with this double-breasted blazer in bright pink. The shaped (but not padded) shoulders give a subtle nod to the era without overpowering the look. Then, if you’re feeling brave, wear with the matching trousers and add some black mules for a cocktail-hour statement.

 

Oasis tailored double-breasted blazer, $117

Oasis tailored trousers, $76

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