When it comes to looking eternally chic, there’s no better reference point than vintage fashion. From Audrey Hepburn in those oversized Oliver Goldmsith sunnies in Breakfast At Tiffany’s to Bridget Bardot in square shades, the golden age of Hollywood is a goldmine of eyewear inspiration.
Because retro sunglasses are just as relevant now as they ever were, we’ve come up with a run-down of the latest styles that will give your look a blast from the past, but still feel cutting edge.
American Freshman Jesse
Perfect for working a 70s vibe into your wardrobe, these American Freshman Jesse sunglasses strike the balance between geek and chic.
Inspired by collegiate life in America, the brand’s sunglasses have a youthful feel that’s hard to beat.
Detailed with blush pink acetate frames, brown tinted lenses and gold-toned arms result in eyewear that’s modern but wouldn’t look out of place when teamed with a vintage ensemble.
Pair them with a polo shirt and flares for a head-to-toe preppy look with a contemporary touch.
Oliver Peoples Parquet
You can always rely on Oliver Peoples to create exquisite frames for the present that pay homage to the past.
Case in point: these OV5344SU Parquet sunglasses.
We love the rounded cat-eye shape combined with colored lenses because it makes them look as retro as they are futuristic.
What’s more, these sunnies are handmade, much like the rest of the brand’s eyewear, using a process that combines technological advancements with artisan techniques.
Think of them as an investment piece you won’t get post-purchase regret over.
Kate Spade Ziba/S
Channel your inner movie star with these Kate Spade ZIBA/S sunglasses.
The New York label’s take on the classic cat-eye silhouette, this style features semi-rimless frames made from white acetate for an exaggerated yet eye-catching look.
Just what you need to look like you’ve come straight out of the 50s, these sunglasses are the kind you can dress up or down so you know you’ll get loads of wear out of them. What’s more, they’ll never go out of style as they’re utterly timeless.
When it comes to vintage-esque, oversized frames, no one does them better than Prada.
As if the brand couldn’t get any more renowned for eyewear, Prada created these PR05SS sunglasses to prove that it could.
Combining a butterfly shape with timeless black frames and tinted lenses, the sunglasses are the kind that will help you go undercover but still get noticed for all the right reasons.
A must-have for fashionistas all over the world, nothing else is quite the marker of sophistication than Prada sunglasses. Get in on the action with these and feel safe in the knowledge that everyone will covet your look.
So now that you’ve got your modern-retro sunglasses sorted, why not get the rest of your wardrobe in shape by checking out what’s trending in clothing for the next season?
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