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The beat goes on…

What’s black and white and striped all over? A zebra? An escaped jailbird? No, it’s the funky beatnik look. Take your cue from the 1960s subculture that was inspired by a group of writers and artists in Paris’ Saint Germain Quarter in the 1940s. Channel icons of the 1960s such as Jean Seberg, Edie Sedgwick and Pablo Picasso.

If you really want to get into the part, make black your new favourite colour and add words like “groovy” and “hip” to your vocabulary. But remember, for this decade, lay off the heavy, black, eye make-up! Get that beatnik style by combining the following essentials…

  • Striped tops

  • Black skinny jeans

  • Grey denim

  • Fabric headbands

  • Big black sunglasses

  • Black tights

  • Boxy dresses

  • Grey cotton basics

  • Cropped jackets

  • Flat ballet shoes

  • Waistcoats or vests

  • oasculine-style knits

  • Cabbie hats

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