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HOW TO WEAR: RETRO KNITWEAR
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 3 November 2017
From this year's AW17 runway shows to the current aesthetic of on-point street stylers, channelling old-school dressing is still very much on-trend this season. If you want to take it back to decades past, try rocking a retro knit with your up-to-date threads. Give your style a vintage edge this autumn with our selection of out-there knitwear…
If catwalk collections from the likes of Coach and Marni are anything to go by, paying homage to the 70s via knitwear seems to be the vibe for AW17. Follow suit and pick a striped knitted polo layered over a white T-shirt with a velour zip-thru overshirt for a seriously retro take on transitional layering.
Complement the navy striping on your top half and go for classic windowpane-check trousers in the same hue. Round off your look with a pair of monochrome kicks for a clean finish to a pattern-heavy ensemble.
Alongside retro-look garms, skater-style pieces continue to reign supreme over our wardrobe rotations this autumn. Marry the two aesthetics together and create a casual getup worthy of taking to the streets. Opt for a checked half-zip to show your knit connoisseurship extends to 90s vintages, and add a graphic printed tee from the golden age of hip-hop to continue the theme.
Throw on a pair of bleached distressed jeans to tonally lighten up your outfit and keep the 90s skate vibes flowing. Finish it all off with some skate-ready thick-soled shoes in an autumnal colourway.
Notice how the single vertical stripe complements the patterning of your knitted tee but offers up a subtle twist. Stick to fresh, icy kicks to allow a thread of neutral white to permeate your look.