Vintage Sunwear Inspirations

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What goes around comes around, right?  Fashion has been recycling inspirations since the dawn of the fashion industry, and the same hold trues for eyewear trends.  Here's a look at new and old sunwear in one of this summer's hottest trends: Summer Stripes.


  • Stripes have become a summer staple, and this year has been no exception.  In addition to traditional nautical (Banana Republic below), we are seeing a lot of tropical color combinations (Marc Jacobs below):

Banana Republic
Marc Jacobs with a tropical twist on stripes
Vintage Stripes:
  • It's hard to believe that the cover shoot below is circa 1954!  Those cat-eye sunglasses in bold patterned stripes are a stylist must-have for summer 2011.


Sunwear Stripes 2011: 
  • Bold nautical stripes are still all the rage:

Dolce and Gabbana



  • Gucci also offers a more subdued tortoise stripe that will transition well even into fall

  • And don't forget you can always buy vintage on sites like Etsy, where I found the great striped sunglasses below!


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