Penshoppe goes the retro route for summer | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Millennials are starting to dress like their parents once did. Sure, today’s fashion may feature different silhouettes, but you can’t help but inherit the folks’ love for prints, stripes, and that oversized and comfortable fit.

Think about it: denim midi skirts with slits, Victorian ruffled sleeves, old-school logo graphic tees, circle belt buckles, trucker denim jackets, playful designs on jeans, and even corduroy, are all making a comeback.

Fashion brands have started to roll out their Spring-Summer collections, and Penshoppe has taken the retro route, much attuned to the current taste of the youth. The brand aspires to be equal to that of a Western diner, the ultimate old-school pit stop before you reach your summer destination.

It succeeds in being so, and your next summer haul is waiting on its racks. Super spotted these trends to help guide your season shopping:

1. Suit yourself

Having your swimwear as part of a casual OOTD is slowly becoming the trend as more beach and music festival days wave in. Swimsuits are now doubling as edgy halter tops and sleek sleeveless staples, while bikini tops are the new bandeau. Remember, if you sport your beachwear without getting some sand in your toes, make sure you cover up with anything denim. This latest collection also has the most swimming pieces Penshoppe has ever put out, and there are bits for the conservative as much as the daring.

2. Made for Hawkins cosplaying

Stripes are a basic fashion print, but what makes it feel vintage is the combination of colors and varying width. There are just so many striped tees in Penshoppe’s Spring-Summer collection that it makes it easy to assemble an ’80s-committed “Stranger Things” costume. Everyone from the Hawkins gang has worn stripes on the show, now all you have to do is put on a cool jacket (they’ve got loads of that, too), have your choice of anti-Demogorgon weapon, and you’re all set.

3. Aloha, prints!

It’s noticeable that the major color for the men is navy blue this season, and it’s paired a lot with crimson for shirts with horizontal stripes and poplin florals. Apart from the tropical prints, Penshoppe gives traditional patterns and colors from African and Aztec cultures a contemporary upgrade in their current wardrobe pieces. Some shirts really give off that casual Wakanda vibe and we’re totally digging it.

Keep your eyes peeled for our favorite Maui-inspired white button-down with tiny surfing and hibiscus prints, too! After seeing those extremely soft and breathable poplin shirts on you, we’re sure your dads would also want a style upgrade.

4. Pastel staples

Penshoppe’s Old School line makes a rerun this season. The only difference is, it gets a lighter palette in pastel (just imagine pastel Stabilo highlighter colors and you’ll know just what we mean). We’re also so in love with their women’s paperbag trousers in old rose and washed-out denim.

There are comfy and versatile drawstring shorts for men in light aqua and powdery blue, too. These allow you to be playful with styling—it goes
so well with
both simple monochromatic tees and printed shirts, and easily give outfits a fun and relaxed vibe.

5. Hello yellow

If you’re obsessed with Gen Z yellow, this collection’s outerwear is what you should be keeping tabs on. A lightweight twill jacket comes in the shade of ochre, and there are also hoodies and pullovers in similar shades. The mustard crop tops—yes, both the button-down and striped boxy tee—are surely Super’s top picks for the ladies.

6. Shorts of attention

Penshoppe’s racks are now full of their Cheeky Shorts line, and summer definitely gives you a free pass for wearing short shorts everywhere. There are loads of choices, but you must put the white high-waist pair in your cart—it’s got layers of distressed denim and the striped pocket detail is spot on! The crepe Fashion Shorts is also a staple you should stock on—its well-tailored style will never make you look underdressed. It comes in maroon, black, baby pink and powder blue (and we want it in every color).

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