Here’s how to dress like you’re living in The Matrix

Cyberpunk’s not dead.

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The rise of small-framed, elongated sunglasses and commanding leather fits have been impossible to miss over the past year and it can only mean one thing: cyberpunk is back with a vengeance. At this year’s Grammys, Rihanna’s showstopping burgundy patent leather trench coat by Alexandre Vauthier made the singer look like she popped in for a visit from 2045, while SZA literally had the iconic digital rain from The Matrix as her visuals. Naturally, those moments cemented the deal for us.

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With every day feeling more like we’re living in a bizarre and disorienting simulation, why not make the most of it and dress like a futuristic rogue seeker of justice? While the complete ensemble may seem daunting, incorporating a few new essentials into your current wardrobe will add the mesmerizing allure guaranteed to get you through any dystopian tech nightmare.

Below, peep a few options for Matrix-ready eyewear, trench, and boots to give you a high-tech edge as the Earth collapses around us.

1. Sunglasses to hide your gaze from the machines

Transparent, glitter frames like planet i's Flamethrowers are a refreshing take on the thin glasses wave.

Solange Knowles is a fan of George Keburia eyeware, so you'll be in good company.

2. Chunky shoes with plenty of hardware

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NYC brand Iri adds a wavy platform that straight-up feels like a glitch in our perception of reality.

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Poppy Lissiman adds a warped, cat-eye flair to her Le Skinny sunglasses.

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Even in a dystopian future ruled by energy-sucking machines, a solid platform boot will take you where you need to go. Unif's Phrankie Boot is an update on a classic.

Sheer fabrics and bondage straps add a dark yet feminine touch.

3. Sleek and structured trench coats that have nothing to hide

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A transparent coat will elevate even the most mundane of outfits.

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Find inspiration in Ava Nirui's cloudy trench by opting for minimal clothing underneath.

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Or, if you're feeling shy, an off-the-shoulder, denim approach will do the trick.

Here’s how to dress like you’re living in The Matrix