When we hear the phrase "Fashion Influencers," we tend of think of the younger women in their 20s, showing off enviable figures and closets on Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. On the other hand, "Fashion Designers," and "Fashion Editors" bring to mind formidable women like Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, and Vera Wang, who literally rule over their respective brands and are forces of nature not to be crossed.
However, when it comes to styling sunglasses with entire outfits head to toe, no one pulls it off nearly as elegantly as Zaklina Berrido Pisano, a 49 year old grandmother of two who goes by the Instagram handle @realfashionist.
Without further ado, let's dive into her world...
1. Angel in White
If she's hailing a cab, can we all be taxi drivers? This outfit match is pure genius: angelic white trench coat, white dress with black stripes, white with gold tipped flats, and white heart sunglasses. The most creative accessory? The polka-dotted white head scarf.
Get the slanted white heart sunglasses here.
2. Equally Black and White
Giving off major ying-and-yang vibes, this look strikes a perfect balance between the two most versatile colors in fashion: black and white. Here, she pairs a simple black T-shirt, curvy but also monochrome white skirt, pronounced trapezoid-shaped purse with slight bling, a round black watch, and...a pair of sunglasses so unique they stand out against the entire outfit. And no, we can't always replicate her posture. The look alone can launch a thousand ships.
Get those one-of-a-kind sunglasses here.
3. Black + Hint of Gold
We've all posed with the Eiffel Tower...but not like this. Note how this look is not all black, but comes with gold touches in various places. The Double C Chanel Logo on her beret, the gold hinges of her sunglasses, the gold outline of her watch, and the tiny piece of gold metal on her black leather gloves. Another genius outfit match.
4. Red on Red
Here, she looks like she's waiting to audition for the next bond girl role in the 007 movies. Red dress. Dirty red tweed blazer. Iconic red Celine purse. And don't forget those red mirrored sunglasses with intricate gold borders.
Grab a version of those sunglasses here.
5. Red, Orange, Gold!
Lest you were wondering that all her outfits were single color themes, think again. Here we see patterns, prints, and silks. Red orange head scarf and sunglasses to match and create the ultimate luxury vacation resort look.
6. Bohemian Vibes with Green
Let's face it: not many people can pull off the green and blue look, and it's even harder with patterned Bohemian clothes. Here, she manages all of that, with those ultra-shiny round green mirrored sunglasses to boot.
Last but not least, in case any one still had any doubt that she is the ultimate sunglasses muse, check out her little fashion mavens in training:
All photos courtesy of Instagram @realfashionist.