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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

HOW WE DO: RETRO STRIPES

By Lakeisha Goedluck, 28 July 2018

Stripes always look good in the sunshine, and as it's set to be hot for weeks to come, it’s a good idea to stock up on the print. From a casual pair of shorts covered in parallel lines to a nautical-inspired overshirt, here’s how the guys at ASOS HQ are doing retro-flavoured stripes for SS18.

Stripe shacket outfit

Our cultural marketing coordinator Babatunde knows best when it comes to which style of stripes to go for – he takes the traditional Breton navy-and-white stripes route but goes for a vertical-print shacket to give his outfit a 70s dadcore touch.

Stripe shacket detail

He teams his piece of old-school-flavoured kit with a bold logo-print adidas T-shirt and continues to rep the label with his socks and his shorts. In an ultimate salute to The Brand With The Three Stripes, he finishes off his look with a pair of sneakerhead-savvy Yeezy creps.

Stripe T-shirt outfit

Here, our junior editor Warren is giving off serious Shaggy from Scooby-Doo vibes with his ensemble. On his top half, he opts for a longline striped top in orange for a bit of funky 60s flair and pairs it with roll-cuffed corduroy trousers on his bottom half.

Stripe T-shirt detail

Another fierce supporter of adidas, Warren dons the brand’s iconic Gazelle trainers – a silhouette first launched at the end of the 60s – to complement his throwback threads.

Stripe trouser outfit

If casual cuts with a streetwear edge is the aesthetic you’re hoping to nail, our artworker Nawal has got the look down to a tee. He keeps his style breezy with a short-sleeved grey-marl shirt but injects some character with his choice of navy striped trousers.

Cheap Monday bag

Resisting the urge to pop on a pair of socks, Nawal flexes in his dad-approved sandals with finesse. And to cap it all off, he throws in the ultimate road-ready accessory – a cross-body flight bag in a contrasting khaki hue.

Stripe shorts outfit

It’s a given that when summer rocks around you’re bound to spend plenty of time chilling at the park or frittering the day away at the pub. Want a getup that’s suitable for both? Well, our fashion editor Ben has got you sorted. 

Stripe short detail

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Ben's outfit is proof that a plain tee can go a long way – especially if it fits well. He teams his navy one with a pair of burgundy-coloured tailored shorts for a dark-hued take on summer dressing. And to complete his laid-back look, he goes for logo-print socks and skater-style lace-up shoes. Nicely done.

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