It’s no secret I’m obsessed with retro fashions. It goes hand in hand with my love of classic films, I guess. One way to bring an easy pop of retro into any wardrobe is with sunglasses. Add the right sunnies to an outfit and you’re instantly a classic starlet.
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite shades to add a little classic flair to your summer wardrobe. This post is in partnership with Sunglass Warehouse and contains affiliate links. Use code COOL40 for 40% off one item or STYLE20 for 20% off your entire purchase. Read more about my love affair with Sunglass Warehouse here.
1. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Of course, no list of classic sunglasses is worth its weight if it doesn’t include Holly Golighty’s signature black, oversize sunglasses. These are my favorite for the days when I have the Mean Reds or I had a late night the night before. Also, Holly is me with the early-morning snacks. Always.
Find them at Sunglass Warehouse: Portugal $13.95
2. Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million: While Audrey’s style in Breakfast at Tiffany’s gets the most mainstream attention, her wardrobe in How to Steal a Million is hands-down my favorite. It’s the epitome of 60’s Mod and, if I could pull of this entire look, I would. Instead, I’ll settle for getting a modern version of these gorgeous, white sunnies.
Find them at Sunglass Warehouse: Marina $10.95
3. Marilyn Monroe’s iconic cat eyes look: Cat eye glasses and Marilyn go together like peanut butter and jelly. She’s the first person that comes to mind when I see the classic frame style.
Find them at Sunglass Warehouse: Honey $12.95
4. Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity: If you’re going to plot your husband’s murder, you might as well do it looking like a queen. These shades are perfect for hiding your lying eyes, or just looking fabulous while running errands.
Find them at Sunglass Warehouse: Andorra $13.95
5. Sophia Loren’s statement frames: Sophia Loren has made some bold choices in eyewear in her time with large, square frames, transparent lenses, and bold colors. I’m not sure I could pull off most of her looks, or that anyone could.
Find them at Sunglass Warehouse Ripley $11.95
I went with the Laurel for my summer retro style. It’s a little Marilyn, a little Audrey, and a lot classic. I love pairing these with anything from a day dress to shorts and a tank. You know these will be my go-to shades for our cruise in a couple of weeks.
Be sure to check out my entire Maven board for more information on any of these frames. And don’t forget to use the coupon codes: 40% off one item with code COOL40 or 20% off your entire order with STYLE20! Thanks again to Sunglass Warehouse for partnering with me on this post!