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While Milanese designers are taking grunge to new heights for FW17, the premier players in Paris are taking us back to sartorial school to educate us in new preppy pairings. To lend a helping hand, we’ve pieced together an outfit filled with looser cuts that’ll help you achieve the laid-back look ahead of the curve.
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With boxy cuts already wardrobe regulars, working relaxed-fitting gear into your everyday ensembles won’t come as a shock to the system. But rather than tackling casual cuts like tees, sweats and hoodies, FW17 promises to deconstruct your more formal pieces and provide interesting layered approaches for pairing them together. The new take on oversized sees preppy regulars given the baggy XL treatment — here a neat knit, white cap and striped shirt bring a contemporary update to your dadcore duds
A nonchalant approach to neatness is key throughout — don’t be afraid to leave your shirt untucked or half-tucked, your buttoning sporadic and your cuffs casually poking out of the sleeves of your half-zip sweat. Below the belt, throw on a pair of straight-leg checked pantsto keep things tidy, before finishing your ‘fit with structured kicks, like these fresh white Reeboks.