The best part about retro-style sunnies: They never get old.

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Pairing wraparound plastic shades with sophisticated, made-for-everyday separates in sorbet hues, Bottega Veneta proves that the sporty sunglasses style – popular in the ’90s (and, yes, with Guy Fieri) – can be effortlessly chic. 

At Bottega Veneta, a Guy Fieri-esque wraparound pair is used to accent an effortless tee-and-jeans combo. Over at vintage-obsessed Gucci? XL granny shades, of course. You’ve got to admit it: The beauty of retro-style sunnies is that it’s hard to decide when they’re meant to be trendy or are just plain classic. 

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With bold and angular acetate rims in unexpected colours like red and white, Givenchy’s unisex aviators are an elevated take on ’80s eyewear without dialling down the fun.

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Trust the pan-decade Gucci to remind us of the enduring, looks-fashionable-with-just-about-anything appeal of ’70s-style oversized granny shades. 

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In the ’80s, Tom Cruise immortalised wayfarers as being cool. Now Gentle Monster has its own version dubbed The Dreamer; its upsized frame and clean lines double the style’s charisma and versatility. 

Text & Coordination Keng Yang Shuen 

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