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STYLING

3 WAYS TO GO RETRO

By Justine Fedorowycz, 8 March 2019

Yeah, new clothes are nice, but have you ever found yourself reflecting on your past wardrobe and wishing you could just revisit that one piece? Because we have (double denim, we take back everything we ever said). Luckily, though, we’ve got a fresh batch of style inspo heading your way in the form of some seriously nostalgic ‘fits. This season's throwback trends come courtesy of all your favourite decades – from the 70s to 90s – and feature everything from clothing to accessories. Want to find out more? Introducing three ways to go retro…

Model wearing retro outfit available on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Model wearing retro outfit available on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Fresh prints

Question: what do you get when you cross 70s-style wallpaper prints with a 90s-esque shoulder bag? Answer: this decade-clashing accessory that somehow works surprisingly well. Wear it with a button-through broderie anglaise blouse and lightweight tailored shorts. While you’re at it, why not throw in a pair of shiny tortoiseshell shoes, too? Because, y’know, there’s no such thing as too many patterns.

Model wearing retro outfit available on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Model wearing retro outfit available on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Do you bamboo?

Those dinky wooden bags you’ve been seeing around lately? They’re everywhere for a reason. Aside from being real cute, they’re also a nice little nod to the vintage era. Complete the look with a rust-coloured dress for a 70s-inspired twist and boxfresh white sneakers straight outta your dad’s shoe collection. Bonus points for the old-school crochet sun hat, too. Do call it a comeback. 
Model wearing retro outfit available on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Model wearing retro outfit available on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

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Still clueless

Remember Clueless and Cher's forever-on-point checked co-ords? Well, say hello to the 2019 remake. Team a cropped pink cami top with a checked midi skirt for a look worthy of your everyday line-up. Then, throw a little bit of 90s into the mix with a beaded bag – as well as carrying all you need for the day, it’s also the perfect place for stashing your sunnies when no longer required. Not so clueless anymore!

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