We're a bunch of 80s kids at heart here, so there's nothing better than seeing all of the awesome throw backs in Netflix's 'Stranger Things' series... from hair scrunchies and cutoff jean shorts, to hanging at the mall and New Coke... it's overflowing with 80s nostalgia!
That got our Creative Director, Stacy, nerding out and late night blogging on this very important question: what would be each character's favorite style of our shades? Our ‘80s-inspired Wayfarer style sunglasses are the perfect fit for the iconic 1980s era TV show.
If you haven't watched it yet, add it to your list of binge-worthy shows if you love the '80s! Very minor spoiler
This was probably our easiest pick after seeing the awesome sing-along between Dustie-kins and his girlfriend, Suzie-poo (Gabriella Pizzolo), singing the theme song from the 1980s cult classic, The NeverEnding Story. Our Falcor Frost Roshambo Baby shades would've been perfect for Dustin's debut singing scene, named after the lovable and wise Falcor the flying Luck Dragon from The NeverEnding Story.
Since airing, fans have been doing their own versions of the famous song in the #NeverendingChallenge - you should give it a try too! Watch the original video by Limahl for all the 80s goodness.
ELEVEN (MILLIE BOBBY BROWN) = SIMPSONS YELLOW SUNGLASSES
Eleven (born Jane Ives)has had a pretty hard life because of her psychic super powers, but she has really 'grown up' in Season 3 with her 80s makeover! From her love of Eggo waffles, to her yellow scrunchie, to her flashy 80's yellow and black print shirt, she is just perfect for our Simpsons Yellow Roshambo Baby shades.
Just as bold as her personality, these unbreakable yellow sunglasses would dial up her style points to Eleven while fighting the Demogorgon!
MIKE WHEELER (FINN WOLFHARD) = MCFLY RED SUNGLASSES
Forever dedicated to Eleven, Mike had to work even harder to help protect her and his friends in Season 3. From some heated makeout sessions to '80s ballads with Eleven, to chasing the monster, Mike has shown his true dedication to keeping the group together.
And just as Stranger Things Season 3 was set in 1985, another sci-fi classic came out during that same time period (and was even featured in one of the episodes): Back to the Future. That's why we chose our McFly Red Roshambo Baby shades for our leading man Mike! The two spunky teens are a lot alike in their crazy adventures.
If we had a My Little Pony sunglasses, this would be a slam dunk. But we actually think that our Goonies Teal Roshambo Baby shades are an even better fit for Erica for her sleuthy Scoops Troop friends!
Just as the Goonies adventure takes them on a journey into an underground tunnel to find the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willy, Erica and the Scoops Troop (Dustin, Steve & Robin) go on their own adventure underground below the Starcourt Mall to find out what the Russians are hiding. They are truly a Goonies gang of their own! And there's no coincidence that this 1985 classic movie aligns perfectly with the timeline from Stranger Things.
JIM HOPPER (DAVID HARBOUR) = BUELLER BLACK SUNGLASSES
Hawkins Chief of Police, Jim Hopper, is Mr. Cool himself. And an easy pick for our most popular Bueller Back Roshambo Baby shades. The two wise-guys share a lot in common, but Jim Hopper is definitely not getting a day off like Ferris Bueller. From being the adoptive parent of Eleven, to testing the waters on dating life, to saving the world from The Mind Flayer, he deserves a break! Maybe a Cubs game...
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Good advice for Hopp considering all the chaos he gets thrown into... Here's a few more fun facts about the classic teen movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
NANCY WHEELER (NATALIA DYER) = KELLY KAPOWSKI PINK SUNGLASSES JONATHAN BYERS (CHARLIE HEATON) = ZACK MORRIS BLUE SUNGLASSES
An unlikely pair at first, now the perfect power couple, Nancy and Jonathan shine as the powerful news duo in Stranger Things Season 3. And they're actually more than just on-screen boyfriend and girlfriend... they're dating in real life too!
BILLY HARGROVE (DACRE MONTGOMERY) = OPTIMUS BLUE COLOR CHANGING SUNGLASSES
It's a tossup of who is more creepy since last season: The Monster or Billy Hargrove (ahhhh!). This bad boy just got worse in Season 3, and he shows his true colors as he is controlled by the Mind Flayer and terrorizing the town with his crew of zombies.
Throughout the show Billy transforms between himself and his mind-controlled version of himself. That's why our perfect pick for Billy are our Optimus Blue Color-Changing Roshambo Baby shades. They magically change from clear to blue when in the sun, which would've been helpful for Billy when he started frying by the pool! Your shades changing color is a useful indicator that it's time to find some shade and put on more sunscreen Billy!
WILL BYERS (NOAH SCHNAPP) = ICE ICE BABY WHITE SUNGLASSES
Having a tangled past with The Mind Flayer, Will now can feel when he's getting angry, or is in pain, or even when he's getting close... Every time he gets goosebumps on his neck he knows something is about to go down! That's why we chose our Ice Ice Baby White Roshambo Baby shades for Will, cause when things get icy we all know what's next (style)!
MAX MAYFIELD (SADIE SINK) = PUNKY BREWSTER PURPLE SUNGLASSES
Max finally gets to have a little fun in Season 3 (since Billy is busy chasing around the townspeople)! She becomes a true BFF to Eleven by helping her find her identity (and fashion sense), complete with a trip to the mall and awesome shopping makeover montage.
Max is unapologetically herself and she’s so comfortable with who she is. Kinda reminds us of another 1980s little girl who always felt comfortable in her own skin...Punky Brewster! That's why our choice for the perfect sunnies for Max are our Punky Brewster Purple Roshambo Baby shades. Punky Power!
LUCAS CHARLES SINCLAIR (CALEB MCLAUGHLIN) = SLIMER GREEN SUNGLASSES
He may have been dumped by Max more times than he can count, but Lucas has been a trooper throughout all of the seasons of Stranger Things. He's always down to fight The Mind Flayer and support his friends. No wonder they wore their Ghostbusters costumes in Season 2 - the four boys are truly ghostbusters in all sense of the word!
SCOOPS TROOP = WILLY WONKA PURPLE COLOR CHANGING SUNGLASSES
Silly costumes and funny hats aligns our next pick for the perfect shades. You can't miss the sailor suits of the Scoops Troop, Steve (Joe Keery) and his co-worker Robin (Maya Hawke). The enemies-turned-friends duo work at Scoops Ahoy in the Starcourt Mall, slinging ice cream all summer to the tweens of Hawkins, Indiana.
JOYCE BYERS (WINONA RYDER) = THUNDERCAT TEAL & BLACK SUNGLASSES
A star of the 80s herself, Winona Ryder plays a pretty intense mom, Joyce Byers, in the Stranger Things series. Despite her friendly and timid demeanor, she is determined and dedicated to save her family and all their friends from The Monster (at the expense of her boyfriends!).
That's why for our last pick, we chose our new Thundercat Teal & Black Roshambo Baby shades for Joyce. Just like the Thundercats, she is gentle as a kitten when there is no threat around, but if you mess with her kids, it's THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOO time!