Retro is a formidable presence for SS18, and this season, we're repping nostalgia-heavy, kitsch accessories. Straw bags? Tick. Primary-school vibes hair slides? You got it. And our latest obsession? Retro sunglasses – providing a punch of scarlet in all sorts of extra shapes. Just in time for festival season, here are three for every budget…
RED RETRO SUNGLASSES TO LOVE
By Maybelle Morgan, 5 May 2018
If in doubt, simple and straightforward does it. And it doesn’t get much easier to wear than these dark-tinted shades with a chunky retro frame. The oval structure is a universally flattering shape, plus the cherry red is a solid 60s-inspired shoutout. Combine with a cute printed neckerchief for instant warm-weather vibes.
The mention of coloured sunglasses may evoke images of Mary-Kate and Ashley in the most 90s shades of all time (tinted pink and blue in 1998’s Billboard Dad, of course). But for your own 2018, completely Olsen-inspired take, it’s all about these red lens sunnies. Yep, you heard us right. In theory, it shouldn’t work, but when you add the sleek square shape and metal framing to the mix, it’s one cool (and festival-friendly) customer.
So you might have to fork out a fair amount more for these beauties, but recognise that the style and structure are basically a lifetime guarantee. Rather than an opaque, solid colouring, this pair come in a warmer, more grown-up brick-red tone. The gold hardware and logo detailing instantly add expensive vibes, plus the oversized, blocky shape is a chic Scandi twist on the retro trend.