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STYLE NEWS

Stranger Things style tips

By Sarah Kershaw, 2 August 2016

If you spent your weekend under a duvet, glued to Netflix’s awesome new sci-fi drama Stranger Things, you’re not alone. We’re just as obsessed with the search for Will Byers but it’s not just the delicious 80s film references, on-point soundtrack and properly jump-making action that’s got us gripped – have you noticed how awesome the clothes are? Here are the style lessons we’ll be taking away from Hawkins, Indiana.

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The colour palette is on point

Who’d have thought brown, brown and more brown would look so good? Whether it’s a shearling jacket, corduroy trousers or ribbed knitwear, all retro garms look immediately retro-er rendered in tan, mustard and a chocolate brown murkier than Murkwood.
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Lucas’s sweater has all the autumnal tones (extra points for the ringer neckline), while these street stylers are ready for AW16 in every iteration of beige.
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A cord-collared jacket is a man’s best friend

Bless Mike. He’s not the coolest of the crew (obvs that’s Eleven) but boy, does he know how to rock a cord collar. Your dad’s probably got a grey Harrington jacket like this stashed somewhere and you should definitely hunt it out.
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Updated with a white skater tee, tonal trousers and suede trainers – like this guy – it’ll bring pleasingly minimal throwback feels to your next-season getup.
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Nike Cortez are always cool

Steve is the raffish school bad boy with the extremely bouffed barnet who wears a ringer tee with pride and Nike Cortez like they were made for him.
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The retro silhouette is coincidentally experiencing a resurgence right now (witness the amount of street-style regulars wearing a pair at Fashion week) and perfectly encapsulates that 80s mood.
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Say yes to a trucker hat

A cap makes everything cooler – period. You can be a ‘toothless’ 11-year-old with a penchant for audio-visual equipment, like Dustin, and still look instantly icy the moment you don a trucker.
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Brooklyn knows it, too – useful for tidying post-long-haul hair as you stroll through an airport, and for instantly giving your look a shot of vintage cachet, a trucker is the obvious choice.
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Layering your jackets checks out

We don’t imagine socialite Luka Sabbat and Things’ camera-wielding loner Jonathan Byers would have been mates at school but they do have one thing in common – both know how to wear plaid like a pro.
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Jonathan’s muted buffalo check jacket, layered under his ratty denim one, gives ultimate American plains vibes while Luka’s variety of bright checks look on point under an MA1 bomber. Whichever route you go, it’s a look to bookmark in your brain in a folder marked ‘maximum autumn steez’. 

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