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Best Sunglasses for the Winter

The thing about winter is that it might actually be the sunniest season. Like, I know we’re closer to the sun in the summer and there are more sunny days numerically, but I swear the sun is stronger in the winter when it bounces off the endless snow and hits me straight in the eyes. Despite this, I feel like people don’t wear sunglasses in the winter as much as they do in the summer—in fact, I often feel judged when I walk around campus wearing sunglasses in February.

I’m here to say “screw you,” to that, and to encourage everyone to find their favorite pair of winter sunnies. Nothing pulls an outfit together better than a good pair of sunglasses, no matter the season—and nothing makes me feel cooler than strutting down Case walkway with my sunglasses on. Plus, no one can tell how tired I am.

So, as a strong proponent of winter sunnies, here are my top five picks to help you find your one true pair of winter sunglasses. 


1. Quay Isabell 

Quay is my favorite sunglass brand by far. Their “It’s My Way” sunnies are my winter go-to, but I might like these even more.


2. AJ Morgan Flat Lens Cat Eye Sunglasses

The double frame effect on these makes them the perfect amount of edgy.

3. Forever 21 Round Sunglasses

Round sunglasses are an absolute staple. The best thing about Forever 21 sunnies is that they’re trendy and affordable, so you honestly can’t go wrong here.

4. Forever 21 Square Sunglasses

There are almost a perfect dupe for my discontinued Quay It’s My Ways. I call them my celebrity sunglasses, because they’re big and dark and cover my face. Perfect for when I haven’t gotten enough sleep (aka every night throughout the semester)

5. The original: RayBan Aviators 

Do I even need to say anything about these? Nothing is simpler yet more effective than the Aviator. I’m jealous of everyone who can pull these off, because Aviators make me look like a Bassett Hound and I’m really not sure why.

Gwen is a senior, English major, and co-CC of Her Campus Skidmore. She spends a lot of time watching Pretty Little Liars and Fixer Upper, listening to music, staring at her comptuer screen and wishing words would come easier, and waiting for the New York Islanders to win another Stanley Cup (preferably at the Coli). Also, she really likes cheese and is trying to learn to skateboard. It's not going very well.
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