Whenever you decide to update your look, you will most likely begin with the high street. Top brands know what they’re doing, they’ll have something amazing for you to check out, right? Well, yes and no. Top brands will indeed be well-stocked with options that may turn your head … but they’re the exact same fashions on the same racks in all clothing stores, meaning everyone is buying the same stuff. Think about it. How many times have you seen somebody wearing new shoes or a new coat or even carrying around a new handbag, and you’ve said: “oh, I know someone who has that”. See? So, what can we do about it? We can’t all be different by looking the same. We also don’t have limitless funds. That’s where retro fashion accessories come in…
You may not need to replace your entire wardrobe to achieve an updated look. Think about retro glasses. From round and browline eyeglasses to oversized and thick-framed 60s style sunnies, your look can be instantly lifted with the jarring surprise of the introduction of an established retro style (see EyeBuyDirect for the latest designs in era-defining styles). If you feel that a singular retro accessory may look out of place with your current look, consider supporting the style with something non-committal yet complementary like a haircut, a color-matched wristwatch, or work bag/satchel. Accessorising with retro glasses is the fastest and easiest way to shift your look when this year’s fashion options let you down.
The market has had fun with headphones. First, we were all clamoring for wired headphones that were colored white. This was a fashion staple for years, with in-ear and the styles that hook over the top of the ear battling it out. Next, the wires disappeared. Bluetooth headphones became the must-have accessory for gym go-ers and commuters alike. And the “noise-canceling” concept took hold. But everybody seems to have forgotten about “cans”. Classic over-ear headphones are such a retro look that anybody wearing them looks like they are into vinyl, and by extension, music that is a little more interesting than pop-chart music. Admittedly, this look may not be for everyone – especially if you really are not into any styles of music beyond the today’s ‘top-10’ playlist – but if you do know a thing or two about artists and bands and you don’t mind people knowing it, over-ear cans will help to update your look with a retro twist.