1. Collecting photos of style icons
  2. Jackie O.’s style of sunglasses became a classic
  3. I bought my childhood dream sunglasses

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Collecting photos of style icons

In my childhood, Jackie Kennedy or Jackie Onassis as her name was at that time, was someone of the many celebrities whom I admired for their great style. Growing up in Europe celebrities also included the various Princesses, Duchesses, Queens, etc. Like many gals my age at that time, I cut out celebrity photos from my grandma’s magazines. Of course, I had my granny’s permission. Most of my girl friends cut out photos from the red carpet and all the women of the aristocracy. Gowns and crowns where their hot thing. Interestingly, I always cut out Jackie. She was my style icon on how to look classy and sophisticated. She surely had the secrets to achieve ageless personal style at her fingertips.

In retrospect, I was crazy about her cool signature sunglasses. Obviously, she had a collection of supersized sunnies. It was written in the tabloids that when she left the house, she just took one from the jar in which she stored them. Would you put a pair of Chanel glasses in a jar?

Sure I also like how she dressed as First Lady of the United States – the skirt suit or dress plus matching cropped jacket style that is today known as Jackie Kennedy costume. However, I like her later 70s looks better. Maybe there is something to the saying

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fashion blogger over 50 wearing Jackie O. sunglasses Chanel type with an office appropriate outfit for lunch break
Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses, Oliveo chambray shirt, G-III red suede skirt, Jones New York striped cardigan, Apostrophe Mary Janes, pantyhose and DIY necklace (all own)

Jackie O.’s style of sunglasses became a classic

Last year, when browsing online stores for buying my “annual addition of sunnies”, I stumbled upon the Jackie O sunglasses. Well I dismissed to buy them and went for the street style cool purple mirrored sunglasses instead. Last year I thought the Jackie Os are such a classic, but I was not sure whether I would actually wear them. My hesitation was about their huge size. They are covering a lot of face! As a child I was never sure whether it was just a fashion thing or whether Jackie tried to hide behind the sunglasses. When you are not sure about which frames are right for you, you can find it out with this free face shape finder.

I bought my childhood dream sunglasses

One day Jackie O sunglasses again made my shortlist and they finally scored. I thought I give them a try and bought my pair of childhood dream sunglasses. Here they are! What do you think? I was really surprised that they look sort of interesting on me. May be it is the fact that they actually hide 1/3 of the face. What surprised me even more, is how often I actually wear them!

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stylist in American Classic spring outfit with Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses
Burberry Trench coat over G-III red suede skirt with Celine bag, Apostrophe Mary Janes, and Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses (all own)

What are your favorite sunglasses? Did you have a style icon when you were a kid? Who was it? Do you still like her style? Let me know, I am curious.

Like this outfit? You might also like to see how I wore this skirt in fall with another cardigan and a vest.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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