INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLISH GUYS IN RETRO SUNGLASSES
By Jenna Dunne, 9 August 2018
Less is more
Sure, seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses is nice and cheery, but how about trying lilac lenses on for size? Tapping into the mood for all things 90s, this slick dude makes a compelling case for going purple. Start by opting for a softly hued lens and then round it off with a printed short-sleeved shirt and Leo in The Beach-style beaded necklaces and bracelets. That’s vacay style done right.
With filming of the Top Gun sequel currently underway (and due in cinemas in July 2019, for all you Maverick fans), the appetite for 80s-style aviators is only going to get stronger. We’re totally on board with this guy’s lightly-tinted take, sprinkled with a healthy nod to Sam Sylvia’s signature aviator frames from Netflix’s glitzy ode to the decade, GLOW. Fortunately, this showgoer forgoes Sylvia’s sloppy polo shirts in favour of a fresh floral-print shirt and breezy linen jacket. Nicely done.
If lilac shades aren’t for you, how about giving amber lenses a whirl? As well as creating a 70s vibe, they promise a sunny disposition no matter what your mood. Cropping up on the runway at Gucci and Tom Ford, try playing up the golden vibes like this showgoer with a honey-hued tee and a retro studded waistcoat. Gold stars all around.