Unless we're talking about long leather jackets, The Matrix isn't the first film we'd go to for style advice. But right now, those iconic thin sunglasses sported by Keanu Reeves and crew are currently being worn by the A-list, street stylers and influencers. And while you may not believe it until you see it, they look a lot better the second time around. With futuristic vinyl trench coats still making a massive hit this winter and space-age metallic ankle boots still holding sway with the fashion set, we guess it kind of makes sense to look to the best dressed icons of sci-fi.
Already delivering a master class in how to wear them this side of the noughties, Bella Hadid teamed hers with jeans, a white top, jacket and coat while Kendall Jenner went for supersize hoops, and photographer Elizabeth de la Piedra has clashed sci-fi with a bubblegum vinyl coat that's worthy of a place in Barbara Millicent Roberts's wardrobe. However you wear yours, we suggest packing in a lot of attitude; these sunglasses were made for business/stepping into an alternative universe called Fashion. Keep scrolling to see how the street style pack is wearing theirs and to shop our pick of the best Matrix-inspired sunglasses.
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These will suit rounder faces.
Yep, we can totally see Neo in these.
Don't want to fully invest in the trend? Fear not—these ones from ASOS are just what you're looking for.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Elinor Block.