The Matrix Style Fashion Trend Explained

Boots for stomping in are integral for catching the eye of the street style set (and keeping warm)…


Of course Rihanna gives her own iconic spin to the trend…


Even Margot Robbie has given the leather trench a try – albeit with a more chic than cyber twist.

If you want to add a little of The Matrix’s signature style into your own wardrobe, we’ve found some of the best pieces to buy right now, starting with the outer layer. In this weather, your coat is likely to be your most-worn item, so we’re being sensible.

And because we always think practically when it comes to shopping, let’s move on to footwear. We’re big fans of chunky winter boots and happily, they are also a signature style for The Matrix’s key characters, too. Perfect for pounding pavements or fighting cyber crime in alternate realities. You decide.

Wide Fit Alix Chunky Lace Up Ankle Boots In Black

If you just want to take a baby step into the trend (or perhaps you’re not fully on-board with the film’s plotline and character arcs…) teeny tiny oblong sunglasses will still be everywhere this year. An accessory update is a great place to start with any trend, whether you decide to wear them with a leather trench coat or not.

As for the rest of your look? Black leggings would be a fitting choice, although Karen Millen’s leather cargo pants (WERE £375, NOW £303.20) prove a commitment to the cause, er, we mean trend, that we completely commend. Add a cross body bag to keep your hands free. Try ASOS’s black nylon bum bag or COS’s waitlist-worthy leather version both of which will let you practise any kung-fu moves you’ve recently mastered. 

“Hmm, (outfit) upgrades?” How very 2023…

Read more from Glamour UK Fashion Director at large Alex Fullerton here or follow her on Instagram @alexandrafullerton