Are PRADA Baroque Sunglasses Timeless or Trendy?

The Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses first became popular in 2011. I remember seeing them on other bloggers and thinking that they looked very bold and dramatic. Because the style was so distinctive, I didn’t invest in them myself – I thought it was a “trendy” item that would soon look very dated.

Prada Baroque Sunglasses Zara Cold Shoulder Blue Top Vintage Chanel bag Blogger Outfit
Blouse: ZARA (similar) / Sunglasses: c/o Smart Buy / Jeans: Express / Flats: Express (similar) / Bag: Vintage Chanel

And yet, here I am, 5 years late to the party – with my first pair of Prada Baroque sunglasses! And I’m absolutely in love. While the curlicue arms are trendy, the over-sized lenses are classic – and remind me of Jackie O’s sunglasses from the 70s.


I received my sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses – my exact model is the Prada MINIMAL BAROQUE PR27NS-1AB3M1. Ordering sunglasses online can be tricky – Smart Buy has a virtual try-on option, which is fun to test out. But I had also previously tried on the Prada glasses at the opticians – so I knew that I’d love them.

Prada Baroque Sunglasses Zara Cold Shoulder Blue Top Vintage Chanel bag Blogger Outfit

Have you ever fallen in love with a popular item, years after the trend died down? I think for me, that’s a great test – if you love it, even when it’s no longer popular – then it’s definitely worth acquiring! This holds true for my next wishlist bag – the Celine Nano. I’ve loved it forever – so now I’m on the hunt (due to all the price increases, I’ve been looking on the pre-loved market).

Michael Kors Petite Rose Gold Lexington with a Pink Face (MK 3285)

And speaking of new accessories – here’s my latest watch – the Michael Kors Pink Dial Lexington in Rose Gold (MK 3285). I don’t even need to explain why I bought it…rose gold + pink dial is reason enough!

Have you ever bought something after it went out of style?


  1. Lilly Style
    July 18, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I'm in love with that top! Celine Nano is on my wish-list too, maybe even a Mirco. Can't decide which one I would like more.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 18, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      I love the micro too…but I think the larger bags are more likely to look floppy over time…whereas apparently the nano holds its shape over time 🙂

  2. Lorena
    July 18, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    I invested in a pair of Prada Baroques and although its been years and I have seen a million knock offs I know mine not only look good but they also DO protect my eyes- I still wear them frequently and still get compliments.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 18, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Yes I love the amount of coverage – also, my sister tried my new glasses and said she was amazed at how much light they filtered out – becauase they didn't look super dark, but were very protective.

  3. Beautygirl 24
    July 18, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Gorgeous Zeba! Your style is really excellent lately. It always has been, but I'm loving your Summer style. And that new watch is so pretty! I've recently gotten back into wearing my watches again since taking a break for a long time. And I LOVE your new blog design!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 21, 2016 / 7:21 am

      Aww thank you Noelle – you're too sweet! I think I've been experimenting with a lot of different clothing styles recently – glad you like it 🙂

  4. Rimanere nella memoria
    July 19, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Very Trendy Look FOLLOW my Blog!!! Maybe we can follow each other!!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 21, 2016 / 7:21 am

      Thank you!

  5. playgoodr
    February 26, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Great blog just loves to read it. You have great collections which looks just cool. For Polarized Running Sunglasses one can search in online.

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