A new pair of sunglasses signals the rebirth of summer and reminds us that great, effortless, style sometimes occurs through a new accessory. There are styles of sunnies to go with every outfit, every mood and every budget. Shades that have something to say are the easiest way to update your look or pull together an ensemble, while serving their original purpose of protecting your delicate eyes from the sun’s burning rays.


Vintage Bombshell

1950s screen siren styles are back in full force. The cat-eye style is everywhere this season, and for good reason. Its strong shape gives instant presence to your look and affirms your attention to trends. These Wildfox Le Femme Sunglasses are flattering, giving you an extra edge of sophisticated cool while the sun shines bright. The frame curves upward on each end, framing your face and giving it a narrower look. 

STYLE TIP: A cat-eye sunnie is not an everyday pair. Keep these in your summer rotation, and let them shine with a chic summer suit en route to the office. Remember, these aren’t the ones to don at the lake on the weekends.

Round About

The round shade is the newest trend in the fashion world. Models, editors and celebrities are all rocking this playful new spin on the classic shape. The circular style adds a bit of drama to your look, invoking the days of Yellow Submarines, and references 1960s preppy chic.

STYLE TIP: Pull back your hair in a pony and keep the makeup minimal. These round shades by Sunday Somewhere should be the main event.


Shaped in the Sun

An outlandish shape can supply just the spark you need to get excited about summer. A daytime community service event calls for hearts over the eyes, while a white-framed, square shape might be the perfect match for the white jeans you’re sporting at the Fourth of July picnic. A bold shape is a breath of fresh air in the standard world of sunglasses as well as an element of innocent fun. With the Number One Shade by Karen Walker, you are sure to stand out from the crowd with a unique and on-trend approach to eyewear.

STYLE TIP: Be aware of the shape of your face. If it’s rounder, try rectangular frames. Rounder styles are best suited to narrower bone structure.

Darker Shades

Nothing creates chic in an instant like a pair of of dark, monochrome shades. Deep brown or black sunglasses boast the inherent ability to create an air of mystery, allowing you to maintain a level of privacy. Your eyes can easily give way to your thoughts and feelings, and some days you may prefer a little secrecy. Throw on these polorized Elizabeth and James shades to keep those around you curious, asking themselves, “Who is that stylish girl behind those sunglasses?”

STYLE TIP: Be cautious of monochrome shades and clothing. With the all black look, remember the sun is shining. Pair white jeans with a chambray shirt, black loafers and any one of these ultra chic shades. You could easily be mistaken for a celebrity.

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