How To Dress For Video Calls

10 June 2020
Work From Home, Sunglasses, Hats, Eyewear, Jacket, Gucci, Turtleneck, Tommy Jeans, Fendi, Saint Laurent by  Anthony Vaccarello, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Coronavirus, Lockdown, Home Quarantine, Covid-19
Images: Niquita Bento
Make your style head and shoulders above the rest

Major Shade

Hat, sunglasses, eyewear chain, shirt, jacket, prices on request, Gucci

There’s a limit to how much you can express yourself within the space of a video call square. But rocking an eyewear chain with your sunglasses is a guaranteed sartorial hit. Go big or... well you’re home already.

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Get Cold

Hat, sunglasses, prices on request, Gucci. Turtleneck, stylist’s own

Looking for a change of scenery? Crank up the AC and layer-on an understated beanie, turtleneck, and some sunnies. Call it one way to experience all sartorial seasons from your living room.

Go Tonal

Hat, $40, Tommy Jeans at Namshi. Sunglasses, $530, shirt, price on request, Fendi

Feel like flying under the radar? Keep it subtle but cool with easy shades that complement each other. Right now, earthy tones are all over our moodboards.

Wild Ways

Hat, shirt, prices on request, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Sunglasses, price on request, Alexander McQueen

Dial up the vibe with special details on your sunglasses – plus a no-shame cowboy hat that’s ready to hide your 4PM bedhead. If nothing else, it’ll be a virtual conversation starter for sure.

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Island Mood

Hat, $430, sunglasses, $370, shirt, jacket, prices on request, Valentino

Bring the outside inside to brighten up the feel. A tropics-inspired bucket hat and a wavy pair of zebra-striped sunnies will help you set tone. Add a printed shirt – and a vibey Zoom background – and you’re basically on holiday.

Set Sail

Hat, $270, Jil Sander at Matches Fashion. Sunglasses, price on request, Alexander McQueen

Our advice: take it easy on days when you’re not really feeling it. Throw on a floppy hat, big sunglasses and a laid-back polo for the kind of style you’d rock in your daydreams.

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Brim It

Hat, $60, Calvin Klein at Namshi. Sunglasses, $390, Bottega Veneta. Shirt, jacket, prices on request, Fendi

This is the perfect time to flex in the comfort of your own home. A wide-brimmed hat and statement sunglasses are all you need for playful addition to a toned-down look.

Photographer: Niquita Bento at Supernova Creative Management

Styling & words: Rusty Beukes

Model: Addis Miller

Junior Producer: Malaika Naik

Fashion Assistant: Elham Safieddine

Casting Assistant: Zeyad Elkady