Ray-Ban is one of – if not the – most recognised sunglasses brand around the world. Go to any high street store or market stall and its classic Aviator, Wayfarer and Clubmaster styles are the ones most imitated, but nothing beats the real thing. Starting life as a sunglasses manufacturer for US Army Service pilots, Ray-Ban has become iconic, with films such as Rebel Without a Cause, Easy Rider, Risky Business and Top Gun catapulting the brand into the status it enjoys today.
The sunglasses brand of choice for rock royalty and movie stars, Ray-Ban epitomises ‘cool’, so it’s no wonder it has been adopted by the fashion world too; we’re taking inspiration from some of our favourite international bloggers and street style stars for different takes on this classic brand.
Alexandra from the blog Lovely Pepa is constantly jetting around the world to beautiful, inspiring locations – so if anyone knows how to do summery holiday style, it’s her. We love how she wears the Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses in this outfit, pairing them with a chic oversized white blouse, on-trend khaki shorts and gladiator sandals, and an embroidered clutch, tying in the gold frames with statement gold jewellery.
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L.A-based blogger Julie of Sincerely Jules shows us how to do laid-back, but still smart, office wear in this outfit. Here, Julie wears a rust-coloured silk shirt, classic slim-fitting black trousers, studded flats and of course, the necessary tote bag. The devil really is in the detail here; keeping accessories to a minimum with the original Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses and oversized watch, and rolling up the sleeves on her shirt and hem on her trousers makes this look stylish and fashion-forward, whilst still being office-appropriate.
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Aimee from the blog Song of Style is another jetsetter, travelling around the world when she’s not in her L.A home. Aimee does stylish and chic summer style with this striped short suit, casual white shirt and buckled sandals. Her blue mirrored Ray-Ban Aviators add a pop of colour to the monochrome outfit, whilst keeping the look luxe and effortless.
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Founder of The Blonde Salad, Chiara is known for her fun take on fashion, often mixing prints and textures to create unique but stylish looks. In this retro-inspired outfit, Chiara wears her round Ray-Ban sunglasses with ‘70s band tee, high-rise cut-off jeans and rock n’ roll staple – a leather jacket. In true Chiara style, she throws in something unexpected – Dorothy-esque red glitter pumps – that totally work.
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Blogger Amy from The Little Magpie does effortless, rock chick style like no other. In this outfit, she makes the classic trench look cool with her monochrome palette, ripped skinnies and layered shirt-and-jumper combo. Her black ankle boots, black studded bag and Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses only add to this look, making it the perfect transitional spring outfit.
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