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SUMMER 2017 STYLE PREDICTIONS

By Style Feed Staff, 10 June 2017

With our 2017 style predictions looking bang on – Skepta producing eccentric displays of sartorial brilliance daily, Kappa well and truly revived and Twin Peaks making our social lives temporarily non-existent – you could forgive us for resting on our psychic laurels. But since it’s approaching the halfway point of the year, we’ve decided once again to scour the screens, fashion shows and galleries, and pick out what will make this summer seriously stylish.
summer style predictions asos what to do see watch and wear this summer

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Key piece – long-sleeved tee

Although, we generally look to shed as much material as possible in the warmer weather, don't disregard the versatility of a long-sleeved tee. Aside from giving you a bigger canvas to appease the trend gods (think strong arm detailing), it'll provide perfect layerability when you're shifting from park to pub garden. Show off your prints with pride and pair one with some neat shorts or lightweight trews to keep things seasonal.
summer style predictions asos what to do see watch and wear this summer

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Stylish film – All Eyez On Me

If you can stop yourself being distracted by actor Demetrius Shipp Jr’s uncanny facial resemblance to Pac for a second, new Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me (released 30 June) promises a visual feast in the form of some carefully curated 90s steez. Graffitied tees, oversized hoodies, denim jackets, leather vests and stadium jackets star alongside the expected blend of beats, rhymes and blood rivalry.

summer style predictions asos what to do see watch and wear this summer

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Style icon – Playboi Carti

When Playboi Carti isn’t busy milly rocking in New York, it seems he spends his time over at Kanye’s apartment shooting music videos with his pal A$AP Rocky. And, judging by his impressive blend of high fashion and novelty gear, Atlanta’s latest rap export has already been taking outfit tips from his musical mentors. If he can deliver more sartorial hits at this level, expect Playboi Carti to blossom like a style Magnolia.
summer style predictions asos what to do see watch and wear this summer

Picture: Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Stylish exhibition – Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power

The Tate Modern’s latest blockbuster mash-up of art, culture and politics – Soul Of A Nation (opens 12 July) – collects more than 150 works of African-American art in the 60s and 70s, from Emory Douglas’s righteously angry Black Panther propaganda to Barkley Hendricks' more slyly subversive portraits (including this excellent self-portrait, featuring an ace Superman T-shirt and not much else).

summer style predictions asos what to do see watch and wear this summer

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Key trend – geek chic

First it was dadcore, then it was normcore and now it’s nerdcore. Basically, everything we thought wasn’t cool while at school, now really is. Don’t we all feel silly. It all started last year, when Gucci’s show took geek chic to new levels – with Rushmore blazers and an assortment of knitwear that your nan probably tried to dress you in as a kid. We’re not saying you need to adopt prescription glasses and stick to a shirt, tie and tank-top combo this summer, though. The unlikely muse has inspired bold colour clashes, purposely naff prints and nerdy knits that give us an option to dial our inner dork up or down as we wish.

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