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4 RETRO KNITWEAR STYLES

By Lakeisha Goedluck, October 3, 2017

Wearing throwback threads has been an overarching trend this year, and what better way to pay homage to decades past than by donning a retro knitted sweater? Head back to the '80s with a color-block half-zip, or make like your dad and opt for a staple striped number. Here are our five top-notch knits to get you inspired.
5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS knitted short-sleeve retro track top with colour block | ASOS Style Feed

Terrace-style top

Emerging in the '80s, terrace style was championed by soccer fans across Britain and has recently circled back into popularity. The uniform is instantly recognizable — zipped tracksuit tops, OG tennis kicks and striped polos are staple elements of a look which has stood the test of time. To emulate the aesthetic, look no further than this standout knitted half-zip to kick things off.
5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS knitted short-sleeve retro track top with colour block | ASOS Style Feed

In typical terrace style, the top comes in popping primary colors with block-stripe detailing. Try pairing the polo with straight-leg jeans and a pair of adidas Gazelles. Layer up with a Harrington jacket for peak transitional dressing.

 

ASOS knitted short-sleeved track top, $40

5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS vintage striped jumper in brushed knit | ASOS Style Feed

Simple stripes

Street stylers have been delivering some serious style inspiration this year, but we bet that no one’s informed your wardrobe as much as your old man. Dadcore has steadily increased in popularity over the last few years, and this brushed crew-neck looks like it’s been plucked straight from your pop’s knitwear selection.
5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS vintage striped jumper in brushed knit | ASOS Style Feed

It’s the standard stripes in oddball colors that make this sweater a must-have item for FW17. Team it with a pair of light-wash jeans, a waterproof parka and some clean white kicks for a functional ’fit that your dad’ll be proud of.

 

ASOS striped sweater in brushed texture, $48

5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS textured half-zip in black and yellow | ASOS Style Feed

Half-zip hype

Worn by streetwear aficionados and terrace fans alike, the half-zip is an essential piece of old-school gear. As it comes in a cozy textured knit, this long-sleeved top is the mid-weight layer you'll need as the temperatures decline. Palette-wise, the black and mustard color combo means it’ll nicely slot into your fall wardrobe.
5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS textured half-zip in black and yellow | ASOS Style Feed

To style it, wear under a graphic-print oversized T-shirt in a dark shade for extra warmth. Finish your look with some wide-leg trews and monochrome sneakers to secure a seasonally on-trend get-up.

 

ASOS textured half-zip sweater, $40

5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS retro design jumper in purple | ASOS Style Feed

Popping pattern

When it comes to retro knitwear, this jumper will put your grandmother’s best creations to shame. It’s the ultimate '80s vibe — check out that zig-zag patterning and vibrant purple hue (Prince, anyone?). So, for an experimental flourish, it’s a solid idea to add this to your fall arsenal.

5 retro knitwear styles featuring ASOS retro design jumper in purple | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: Miles Drury

Channel The Breakfast Club gang and opt for vintage-style pieces to go with it. Wear a classic denim jacket over the top and don some black chinos down below. Round off your look with a pair of preppy plimsolls for serious old-school steez.

 

ASOS retro-design sweater, $48

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