You didn’t need to live through the outrageous fashions of the 1980s to understand that bigger was better and that everything done to excess was a good thing. You only need to watch any one of a number of classic ‘80s movies to appreciate the loud, colorful style of the decade, and you’re likely to notice one constant accessory to go along with the day-glo leg warmers and pastel cotton blazers with the sleeves pushed up. That number one accessory was sunglasses. No tubular outfit was complete without the perfect pair of shades. From Wayfarers to aviators, your power dressing look was nothing without your sunglasses.
So many of the styles of the ‘80s have made big returns in recent years and the fashion world never seems to be quite done with that raucous decade. Designers are always ready to pull out bomber jackets or miniskirts with leggings for a fun look and a tongue in cheek nod to the Me First decade. Designer Oliver Peoples is the latest to embrace the ‘80s wholeheartedly by creating a line of ‘80s inspired sunglasses. These newest three styles from Peoples are based directly on glasses being sold by the brand in the late 1980s and with very few updates these shades really are every bit as rad today as they were back then. The rounded lenses with a pointed Wayfarer corner is a perfect blend of old and new.