ZARA:My Mom Wore These 9 Trends in the ’80s, and Now I Do Too

My mom and her friend wearing Laura Ashley dresses to a wedding in 1984.
Not too long ago, Urban Outfitters came out with its collaboration with iconic ’80s brand Laura Ashley. I’ll be completely honest, it wasn’t until I showed the pieces to my mom and aunt that I realized just how iconic the brand was—especially to my mom and her stylish group of friends. Immediately my mom showed me the photo above of her and one of her best friends wearing Laura Ashley dresses to a wedding in 1984. How did I respond? By looking up Laura Ashley dresses on Etsy and ordering one for myself, of course.
The F/W 18 runways proved the ’80s are back, and if the return of the decade is anything like the ’90s have been this past year, the resurgence of trends from this time are only just starting to gain steam. While the runways are definitely a place I get forward-thinking inspiration from, I decided when it came to the ’80s fashion trend, I was going to go back to the queen of fashion during her time—my mother. She and my aunt were called “the Vogue sisters” back in high school, so I guess I have to give them a little credit.
My mom and aunt with matching perms and wild jumpsuits.
I asked my mom to list off all the trends from the ’80s that she thought I might still be into today. Some of the styles that made her list quickly got cut from mine including sweatbands, colored plastic beads, and a few others I’d rather not mention. But as for the rest of her selects, I’d say they are pretty spot-on. Ahead, shop nine of the ’80s fashion trends my mom wore back in the day—the ones that are still somehow cool in 2019.
Boxy Blazers
“Shoulder pads and boxy shoulders, in general, were the staple of the ’80s, and I was totally okay with that. The structure they gave a shirt or blazer was the look you had to have. I think they are weirdly flattering, as they make your shoulders wider than your hips, which is never a bad thing. If you threw on a blazer with shoulder pads over a dress or any bottom, you knew you were good to go.”
Tailored Jumpsuits
Here are my mom and my aunt in their jumpsuits and oversize belts.
“Jumpsuits were my favorites in the ’80s. They made getting dressed so easy, and I always felt so fashionable wearing them. I loved how tall they made me look too. The ones with big shoulder pads were even more flattering.”
Color-Coordinating Shoes
“As I started working in the ’80s, wearing suits and pumps was a given. To make the stiff look more fashion-forward, one trend was to match from head to toe, including your shoe color. I must have had low-heel pumps in every color. Neutrals were not a thing. And of course, the pumps matched the hose, which matched the suit and so on.”
Prairie Dresses
Okay, so this isn’t a prairie dress, but it’s a photo that needs to be seen.
“Another trend I really loved. These dresses of the ’80s were what we wore when we dressed up for any special event. They were feminine, pretty, and flattering. They made your waist look small too.”
Statement Hosiery
“The colored and patterned hose really made an outfit looked finished. If you took the time to perfectly match the color of your hose to your outfit or wear hose with tiny polka dots to match the print in your dress, you were happening.”
Scrunchies
“So scrunchies were the other accessory of the ’80s that you could match to your outfit. I had them in every color, because you had to. We needed them to put our big permed hair into a thick ponytail. We would wear them on our wrists too for the impromptu hairstyle change, and we could do that because they, of course, matched our outfit.”
Pleated Denim
“We all wore pleated, high-waisted, acid-washed jeans in the ’80s. This trend still baffles me. It was not flattering, but I guess it proves we were loyal to the trends. The big pockets were a perk though.”
Light-Wash Denim Jackets
“The key to a stylish denim jacket in the ’80s was the wash and the shape. If it wasn’t acid or light wash, with big dolman sleeve and covered your butt, it was not going to impress anyone.”
This is my mom and dad wearing acid-wash denim. Not quite sure I’m ready for this one to come back.
Oversize Readers
“Every item in the ’80s was designed to make a big statement. Therefore, I wore ginormous glasses as well. Everything, including accessories, had to be big or would be drowned by the size of our big permed hair.”

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/80s-clothing-trends/slide33

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ZARA:7 Looks That Prove Leather Pants Are as Easy to Wear as Jeans

All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it’s the trending denim of the moment or the season’s It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.
I’m an avid denim wearer to the point where I sometimes go weeks without wearing anything else. It’s hard not to be when they’re just so dang versatile, but I’m making a conscious effort to switch up my winter outfits more. Enter leather pants: the bottom style I never knew I needed and that I now can’t live without. I personally find them as easy to style as my trusty jeans and find they look a bit more polished for work and nights out.
I’m clearly not alone—practically everyone in the Who What Wear offices has been wearing leather (or faux leather!) pants recently. Translation? Styling ideas in abundance. For your viewing pleasure are my current seven favorite leather-pant outfits spotted on my chic coworkers…
This look is simple at its core: a plain white tee, leather pants, and loafers. But when you top it off with a fun color-block bag and a plaid shirt jacket (shacket anyone?), then you’ve got a cool off-duty look that will get you stopped on the street.
Unexpected color combos simply put a smile on my face, and this pink-and-green pairing is no exception. It’s definitely all the proof I need that leather pants can be worn pretty much until sweater weather turns into sweaty weather.
I love the juxtaposition between a polished button-down and edgier leather pants, especially for a sleek office outfit. I also will be wearing my collars outside of my jackets until further notice. Is #laurenmademedoit trending yet?
The matching sweater set, the chunky gold chain necklace, the lug-sole boots… there are so many important things happening in this outfit that I almost forgot about those cool leather jogger pants. Everything about this cozy outfit is why I’m able to leave my NYC apartment in the dead of winter.
Black-and-white outfits always feel polished, even when they involve a casual sweater and high-top converse. I’m also really into this little trendy snakeskin handbag for completing the two-tone look.
These pants are arguably the most tailored of the bunch, making them the perfect polished wardrobe piece for epic office style. When topped off with a plaid blazer and pointy croc boots, this could be a great outfit to impress your boss in.
This weekend-ready outfit is ideal for days when a bright color is the only thing getting you through the dreary weather.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/ways-to-wear-leather-pants/slide34

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TOPSHOP:5 Outfits Inspired By Your Favourite Rom Coms To Wear This Valentine’s Day

Stuck on what to wear this Valentine’s Day? Your favourite romantic comedy might just be the answer to all your problems. To get inspired for the season of love, we took a look back at some of the films that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside and discovered quite a few outfits we’d love to wear ourselves. From The Notebook to Crazy Rich Asians, these are the looks we want to recreate this Valentine’s Day 2020…

  1. Valentine’s Day
    Can you believe this star-studded film is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year? Good thing cardigan tops, slip skirts and mules are our favourite things right now. Plus, tote bags are officially back in style as well and they’re perfect for carrying love notes or Valentine’s chocolates…
  2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Andie Anderson’s (Kate Hudson) yellow gown is simple, yet so effortlessly elegant that is proves that sometimes less really is more. If you don’t have a ball to attend, opt for this midi-length slip dress that’s easy to dress up or down. A pair of strappy heels and some earrings are all you need…
  3. The Notebook
    Sail off in this light blue Prairie dress and make all your dreams come true. Pair it with black boots for a laid-back day-to-day look or quilted mules for a special occasion. A pearl necklace might feel a bit dated, so how about going for this super chic pearl mini bag instead?
  4. Notting Hill
    Could this look be any more on trend? Add ‘90s accessories to a seemingly simple outfit and you’ll strut the streets like Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) in no time. A pair of black micro glasses, a beret and a shoulder bag will be your best friends.
  5. Crazy Rich Asians
    Think pink like the ever-stylish Astrid Leong-Teo (Gemma Chan) in Crazy Rich Asians and opt for a structured midi dress in a soft rose tone. Complete the look with some accessories that have luxe appeal like a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, a boxy mini bag or metallic mules.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/02/5-outfits-inspired-by-your-favourite-rom-coms-to-wear-this-valentines-day

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TOPSHOP:5 Pieces You Need To Nail The Off-Duty Street Style Look

Long gone are the days when off-duty model street style consisted of a pair of skinny jeans, a baggy T-shirt and some chunky boots: all our favourite runway stars are now sporting a whole new uniform of relaxed tailored pieces and elevated basics. It’s the coolest, most put-together yet effortless look around at the moment – worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid – so it’s definitely one to try at home. Here are the five key pieces you need…

  1. The Slouchy Trouser
    First up, the slouchy trouser: at first glance, a bit more formal than a pair of skinny jeans but they’re actually way more comfortable to wear – the wide tailored cut gives you some extra room to breathe! Tone down the smart-trouser vibes for your day-to-day by matching your pair with a extra casual tank top.
  2. The Tailored Coat
    When the temperatures drop, you’ll usually catch the off-duty models in some sort of extra-large and slouchy longline coat. Sticking to a neutral colour palette of greys, camels and blues will ensure your new investment piece matches all your outfits and if you do feel like mixing things up a bit, go for one in glossy vinyl.
  3. The Oversized Shirt
    Some shirts were made for the office, others were born for a much more exciting and varied existence. The trick is to be inventive – wear yours semi-done up or half-tucked, try layering with a sheer option or don it as a dress when spring comes around!
  4. The Relaxed Blazer
    Whilst, for now, you might need to layer this key piece with an extra knit or coat, a relaxed blazer is the perfect outerwear option for when the temperatures start to pick up. To make it less ‘workwear’ and more ‘modern off-duty’, go for a slightly oversized number and pair with anything from printed trousers or jeans to shorts and dresses.
  5. The Straight-Leg Jean
    Skinny jeans may no longer reign supreme, however denim is still a very important element of the off-duty models’ go-to uniform. Just like all their staple pieces, their fit of choice is simply more relaxed. So, opt for one of our latest dad jeans which all have the perfect straight-leg cut. Stuck on how to style the new shape? Check out our styling guide here.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/01/5-pieces-you-need-to-nail-the-off-duty-street-style-look

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ZARA:8 NYC Winter Fashion Trends That Are Blowing Up RN

If you want to know what’s next in the world of fashion and street style trends, just look to what NYC girls are wearing. They’re often early adopters of fashion trends that are coming down the pipeline and always help to shape where style is headed, so looking to their outfits is a surefire way to know which pieces to invest in.
What are the winter fashion trends NYC girls are wearing right now that are worth repeating? From tall platform boots to sleek outerwear and new ways to wear sweatpants, there are plenty of pieces you’ll want to adopt from them. Ahead, see eight key winter trends they’re wearing now and shop my edit of pieces to add into your personal wardrobe. These are guaranteed to inspire your fashion for the months ahead.
Colorful Leather
If the spring 2020 runways are any indication, colorful leather will be replacing standard black. Here’s how to pull it off.
Sweatpants with Boots
If you’re looking to breathe new life into your sweatpant outfits, try tucking them into a pair of tall boots. I’ll personally be trying this out the next time I’m at the airport.
Half-Zip Sweaters
Half-zip sweaters are the cool knitwear staple every fashion girl is wearing right now, including Who What Wear market editor Nicole Eshaghpour.
Platform Boots
Chunky platform boots are absolutely everywhere on the streets of NYC right now. Whether paired with jeans or a long printed dress, they’re surprisingly versatile.
Puffy Sleeves
Here’s a trend for anyone with a romantic core. Puffy sleeves for the win.
Two-Tone Pieces
I have a hunch that two-tone pieces will explode in 2020. While there is already plenty of cool market, it’s also been trickling onto recent runways like Chanel, so it will have serious staying power.
Oversize Suiting
Suiting was one trend that defined 2019 but will continue to be big in 2020. Want to pull it off like an NYC girl? Take inspiration from Who What Wear fashion editor Lauren Eggertsen and look for oversize proportions.
Leather Trench Coats
Interested in a trend you’ll wear for years? Look no further than the leather trench, my friends. I invested in one earlier this year, and it’s been one of my best purchases to date.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/nyc-winter-fashion-trends/slide24

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TOPSHOP: This Is What All Your Favourite Influencers Are Wearing This Festive Period

Is outfit planning for the festive period stressing you out? We thought so. With family dinners and girls’ nights out being an almost daily occurrence around Christmastime, putting together the perfect look for every occasion can be quite the struggle. Luckily, all of your favourite influencers have just jetted off to the French Alps for a ski holiday and their snaps have given us lots of ideas of what to wear for all sorts of events this festive period. Keep scrolling to get inspired…

  1. Night out with @kitagirl921
    We’re sure you have many a night out in the diary for the festive season. So make things super easy for yourself on the outfit front and take notes from Nakita: opt for the failsafe slip dress. We have this one in tons of favourite colours so we’re sure one (or two) will take your fancy…
  2. Day out with @jilyisabella
    Staying warm doesn’t have to mean layering with frumpy jumpers and jackets. Jilly Isabella shows us just how to stay warm and look cool in vinyl trousers and simple black roll necks. Chunky white boots will be perfect for stomping around in the snow, or whatever else you have going on…
  3. Boxing Day walk with @molly.mcfarlane
    Now for your Boxing Day walk outfit: start with the corduroy flares and sweatshirt you’ve been lounging around in all morning. Then add a shacket and a fluffy bucket hat if you’re in need of some added warmth on a nice outdoorsy walk.
  4. Drinks date with @bethansowerbyy
    Jeans and a nice top will never get old and is the perfect go-to for any night out you have planned. Elevate the classic combo by pairing a satin cut-out crop top with flared denim for totally ’70s vibes.
  5. Cosy day in with @kitagirl921
    With all the partying and festivities also comes some well-deserved cosy days. Opt for stretchy flares and borg jumpers that feel like pyjamas but are still totally acceptable attire to go outside in (if you really have to).
  6. Dressed down Christmas day with @molly.mcfarlane and @natalyawright_x
    Keeping it chill this Christmas? For the days where you’re not prancing around in party dresses or winter warmers you can never go wrong with jeans and a tee. Wear this look for just about anything, whether it’s a dressed down Christmas day or a last-minute shopping trip…
    7.Dressed up Christmas day with @natalyawright
    If your family tend to dress up on Christmas day, Natalya shows us just how to make your festive party dress totally living room appropriate – add a knitted longline cardigan (a.k.a. an amped up version of a dressing gown). Then finish the look with strappy heels or slippers!

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/12/this-is-what-all-your-favourite-influencers-are-wearing-this-festive-period

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ZARA:4 Winter Shoe Trends to Invest In RN, According to a Stylist

When he’s not working with big names like Rowan Blanchard, Barbie Ferreira, Camila Mendes, Hari Nef, and Debby Ryan, celebrity stylist Chris Horan shares his fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist series. Return for a professional’s perspective on what to know in fashion.
With a new season upon us, you might be questioning which shoes to invest in this winter. I, myself, have been plotting my upcoming purchases and have been trying to narrow down the exact shoe styles I’ll be adding to my closet for the months ahead. To point me in the right direction, I sat down with Who What Wear’s resident celebrity stylist expert, Chris Horan, to find out exactly which shoe trends are worthy of investing in now.
Here, he’s highlighting the key winter shoe trends that are must-buys right now and why they deserve a place in your wardrobe. From heels to boots to sneakers, he’s covering all of your shoe needs for the cold winter months to come. Ahead, shop the four key trends on his list.
Satin Heels
When it comes to heels, Horan suggests a satin version. “Satin heels that kind of dip down low on the toe, I feel like that’s the really good shoe to have,” Horan says. Truly versatile, whether worn at a holiday party or elsewhere, they offer a luxe touch to any outfit.
Sock Boot 2.0
Horan admits that sock boots feel a bit dated, but emphasizes that newer versions are 100% worth adding to your wardrobe. “I’m really obsessed with this Simon Miller boot that they have, which is kind of like the update on a sock boot, but it has a more interesting toe,” he says. He goes on to explain that no matter which brand you’re looking at, a cool architectural heel is essential for pulling them off.
In the world of sneakers, Horan loves an updated take on the skater shoe. “I really love the Gucci skater shoe that they just released,” he says, “it’s less clunky than those than their crazy ’80s ones, but it still looks like it’s distressed.”
Another key pair of boots? A wide-shaft boot. “I feel like it’s good because it could be very Princess Diana with Levi’s, but you can also wear it with a RIXO dress,” Horan explains. And I personally couldn’t agree more.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-winter-shoe-trends-according-to-a-stylist/slide20

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TOPSHOP:5 Of The Best Celebrity Hairstyles To Recreate This Party Season

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: party season is the best time to try something new. Aside from the perfect outfit and the make up look to match, this also applies when it comes to your hairstyle for the next night out. To help you find the right one for you to attempt, we looked back at some of the ultimate celebrity looks of the year and picked our five favourite trends. Keep scrolling to find out what they are, and how you can recreate them yourself…

  1. Glamorous side waves
    Let’s start with a relatively easy, but all the more impactful hairstyle: the glamorous side wave. Create these Old-Hollywood-inspired curls by blow-drying your hair with a rounded brush or simply using a hair curling wand. Flip your hair to one side and fix the look with some hairspray. Lily Collins and Zoey Deutch prove that the style works with any hair length, so it’s a simple win for anyone.
  2. The high ponytail
    Think a classic ponytail is boring? Think again. Inspired by Poppy Delevingne and Elsa Hosk, we’ll be going for an ultra-high version of the simple style this season. Whether you go for a slicked-back front, a waved side-part or decide to add some hair accessories – you can’t go wrong with this look. Plus, it’ll really show off those new earrings you just got…
  3. Elevated plaits
    This one is a bit tricker, and you might need someone to help you create it, but a plaited updo will guarantee that all eyes are on you this party season. If you already wear braids like Amandla Stenberg you can drape and pin them up to resemble the iconic ’20s finger wave. Otherwise, take cues from Emily Blunt and wrap a fishbone braid around the back of your head.
  4. The ultra sleek look
    The biggest red carpet trend has to be an edgy, slicked-back do and is a good alternative if you don’t like ponytails but still want to get your hair out of your face. It will also draw more attention to your face, and that festive make up look you want to show off. Simply apply some gel to the roots of your hair, brush it back and decide if you want to go super sleek like Adriana Lima or add some volume à la Ashley Graham.
  5. The high updo
    For a family dinner, the work Christmas party or NYE – a simple updo works for any festive occasion and will instantly make any look feel more dressed up. This year, we’re thinking of recreating either Zendaya’s sleek topknot or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s perfectly messy bun. A glam beauty look and some chandelier earrings are the perfect companions to this hairstyle.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/12/5-of-the-best-celebrity-hairstyles-to-recreate-this-party-season

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MISSGUIDED:What To Wear To An Office Christmas Party?

It’s officially party season, which means your work Christmas party is just around the corner. Figuring out the perfect outfit can be tricky. ‘How dressy is everyone going?’ ‘Can I eat a three course meal and still sit down in this dress?’ ‘Are we going to town after the party?’
Christmas party outfit ideas…
We’ve rounded up this quick guide to help you nail every Christmas party eventuality.
The Desk to Drinks Thing
If you are heading straight out to the bar, then a power suit is always the answer. Discover tailored co ord outfits that will score you serious style points at your Christmas party. Fasten the blazer or team it with a lace body suit for the a party outfit that means business.
Cocktail-Party Chic
A mini dress is always a look for your work cocktail soirée. If you’re going for some very ‘civilised’ drinks, then team up your little flirty number with a super luxe fur coat. (After all, it is the middle of British winter)
The Free Bar
If you have one of those work Christmas dos where it’s a free bar and you just know you’re going to end up a little (or a lot) worse for wear, then this is the outfit for you. Stay clear of playsuits and jumpsuits that will only end up testing your patience every time you nip to the toilet. This dress is about as extra as it gets, and pink sparkles are always a vibe.
The Black Tie Event
Got a black tie event? Congrats, someone’s doing well! Don’t dig out your old prom dress or ball gown, show them who wears the trousers (or not) with a luxe tuxedo dress. We are all about christmassy fabrics such as sequins and velvet. Add an embellished belt and strappy barely theres for the ultimate finished belt.
Your boyfriend or girlfriend has invited you to their work’s do. You need to look 🔥, whilst also looking respectable enough to gain a good with his co-workers and bosses. This is the time to break out the midi dress. They give you shape, length and also a bit of integrity in case you end up having a few too many. Clash your textures with a faux fur jacket to add more glitz and you’re good to go. It’s really that simple.

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/fashion/christmas-party-outfits/

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TOPSHOP:5 Outfits To Wear This Party Season If Dresses Aren’t Your Thing

party outfits, dresses aren’t your only option either! Whether it’s the classic jeans and a nice top, plisse animal-print flares or luxe velvet shorts, there’s a whole world of sartorial alternatives out there. Here are some ideas to get you started…

  1. Slick shorts…
    Vinyl has been one of the biggest trends of the season: there have been high-shine trousers, cool trench coats, mini dresses and now, there are slick pieces for party season too! Pair some vinyl shorts with a stand-out sequin top. Then accessorise the neutral look with blush pink add-ons and shimmering heels.
  2. Blue jeans, baby…
    Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong with jeans and a nice top. Desk to drinks? Jeans and a nice top. Girls night out? Jeans and a nice top. Festive family and friends dinner party? Jeans and a nice top. Since it’s party season, step things up a notch by going for a really nice embellished top with some effortlessly cool blue jeans and finish the look with a pair of chunky heels that you can dance in all night!
  3. Funky flares…
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    Combining a pair of stretchy printed flares with an ruched jersey crop top is a stylish going-out option that will be super comfortable all night long. Keep all eyes on the statement animal print by sticking to a neutral colour palette but go all out with fun party-ready additions like a black feather bag, some patent platforms and gold jewellery.
  4. Swanky shorts…
    As fabrics go, velvet is hands-down the most luxe and opulent option out there which makes anything in that material perfect for your night out. If you opt for some fun and flirty shorts, mix things up a bit by pairing them with an oversized polka-dot shirt. Top tip? Only tuck half in at the front so you can catch a glimpse of fuchsia below.
  5. A tailored two-piece…
    Nothing says ‘I have my life together’ quite like a tailored two piece. They’re cool, sophisticated and will definitely stand out (in the best way) in a room full of mini dresses. But we’re not talking about the type of suits you might see in the office: for special occasions, go for one with a sparkling diamanté trim and offset the tailored vibes with a delicate lace body.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/11/5-outfits-to-wear-this-party-season-if-dresses-arent-your-thing

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