From the way celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, or Dua Lipa dress these days, you could easily be fooled into thinking it’s actually 2002 and not 2022. Y2K style is having a major moment. , thanks to stars wearing iconic pieces from the early years (like mini-skirts and low-rise jeans). Retro accessories, like Ugg boots, are also on trend, and model Kendall Jenner is on point. Today on Instagram, she tested a pair of shield sunglasses, the It sunglasses of the time.
If you are a fan of simple life, you’ll remember Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie wearing extra-large sunglasses throughout the series, the lenses often tinted a colorful shade of blue or pink. I also think fondly of the Dior sunglasses ads from fall 2006, where Kate Moss wears an extra-large pair. Jenner channeled that retro vibe a lot with her light blue shades, but she modernized the look with the rest of her ensemble. She wore a new Maisie Wilen print mini dress, paired with a small shoulder bag and PVC mules. It’s a look that could easily belong in the 2000s, but still manages to feel super current.
Turns out, Jenner isn’t the only one who loves goggles, either. Sister Kim Kardashian has been rocking a particularly bug-eyed style from Balenciaga lately, while Lipa even sported a bright orange pair in March. So, are big armor-like sunglasses officially coming for the throne of micro shades? We’re not mad at the prospect. Add a chunky frame with virtually any ensemble, and you suddenly have a statement look.
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This story originally appeared in Vogue.
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