It's back! If, like us, you're more than ready to binge on Season 2 of Netflix's already-cult sci-fi classic Stranger Things, you'll be glad to hear it's back today. But before we catch up with what's been going on with Will Byers and the gang in Hawkins, Indiana (or its equivalent Upside Down, for that matter), let's remind ourselves of the awesomeness of the show's retro steez. Here's how it can influence your new season wardrobe.
STRANGER THINGS STYLE TIPS
By Sarah Kershaw, 27 October 2017
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.
Lucas’ sweater has all the autumnal tones (extra points for the ringer neckline), while this guy has taken the 'fallen leaves' section of the Pantone chart and run with it. Burgundy, orange, gold, khaki – you name it, it'll work with the Stranger Things aesthetic.
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.
Updated with a white skater tee, tonal trousers and suede trainers – like this guy – it’ll bring pleasingly minimal throwback feels to your weekend getup.
Drab jackets can be anything but
Sorry for the major spoiler, but you'll all have seen the trailers by now anyway. It looks like Eleven is back in Season 2, with a new haircut and a heavy-duty khaki shacket which is making us all jealous. A collared, be-pocketed, hard-wearing shirt/coat/jacket hybrid like this is a worthy addition to any winter wardrobe, as our psychokinetic friend knows.
This guy's taken the sludgy tone of Eleven's cover-up and translated it into his own hoodie-meets-coach jacket mash-up. Accessorised with a quarter-zip neckline and a very Things-appropriate plaid-collared jumper, he's managed to create the ultimate Hawkins/Paris Fashion Week look.
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.
Boiler suits are surprisingly versatile
The controversial all-in-one trend is all in a day's Demogorgon-destroying work for the boys of Hawkins. Inspired by the 80s classic Ghostbusters, they've evidently decided that the best way to kill an alternate-reality-dwelling monster is with strong grey boiler suits – as far as we're concerned, it's a look that annihilates all fashion competition, too.
Case in point, this dude, strolling around and looking cool in New York City. Adding in fresh white sneaks and a logo cap makes the look more everyday wearable and less 'exterminator chic' (though olive drab colourway and tool bag keeps in it firmly utilitarian territory)