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STYLE ADVICE

HOW TO WEAR: 90s PASTELS

By Kasia Hastings, 18 May 2017

The 90s takeover continues this spring with the decade’s fresh pastel hues at the top of the menswear agenda. Here’s how to wear the trend well.

How To Wear: The 90s Pastels Trend For Men.

Look 1: minty fresh

We called out oversized, rugby-style shirts as one of 2017’s key styles to try pretty early on this year. Fast forward a few months and the look has officially landed in the form of this purple and mint polo shirt.

How To Wear: The 90s Pastels Trend For Men.

A pastel piqué weave, striped collar and graphic back print make for a nice, solid update on an old-school classic. Wear with slim-cut navy Dickies and a pair of crisp, adidas trainers to keep things looking clean cut.

How To Wear: The 90s Pastels Trend For Men.

Look 2: just peachy

Pink always packs a punch so, this season, take things in a peachier direction to up the ante a little. For best results, go for simple cuts with cool prints in a light sugary hue, like this retro oversized sweatshirt and pair of tailored chino shorts.

How To Wear: The 90s Pastels Trend For Men.

Wear all pastels with matching socks and black sandals for a particularly strong look, or team with light, summery kicks for a more pared-back approach. Finish up with a cream side bag or hat to do some solid tonal work.

How To Wear: The 90s Pastels Trend For Men.

Look 3: to dye for

Tie-dye was everywhere in the 90s and, believe it or not, it isn’t just for festivals. For a techy take on the trend, try this multi-coloured mesh T-shirt. Worn over a plain white tee, it’s a steezy new way of combining a wavy print and interesting texture.
How To Wear: The 90s Pastels Trend For Men.

Add a light blue-and-peach-panelled overhead windbreaker on top to up your pastel quota and opt for smarter cuts like dark blue chinos and white Stan Smiths on the bottom to stop things feeling too field friendly.

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