5 Summer Sunglasses We Covet

     When the summer sun comes out, that means it’s time to break out the fabulous summer shades. If you’re like me, you might be reusing the same $5 pair you’ve had since freshman year or squinting through the scratched pair you throw in your purse and take everywhere. It’s time to shake up your summer style with some new shades.


     Designers like Kate Spade and Dior have re-popularized the cat-eye sunglasses. Bringing back this iconic style, popular with old-Hollywood celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, these sunglasses add a little feminine flair to your summer outfit. Choosing basic colors like black, white, or grey with sunglasses like these give them a classic look and make them appropriate for almost every outfit.

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    This Ray Ban inspired pair never goes out of style. They are universally flattering on almost every face shape and come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and designs. A pair of sunglasses like this provides a great opportunity to play with colors and patterns to spice up your look. Their casual style is great for a day at the beach or at the amusement park with friends.


   The round sunglasses are coming back in style, but they don’t have to be a throwback to Ozzy Osbourne. They can be chic and stylish as long as you choose the right pair. Colored lenses are a little bit 70’s, but colored frames add some pizzazz to this easy-to-wear style. Look for a round or owl-shape pair, but make sure they are the right size for your face. You want your look to say fabulous, not Woodstock.


     While a pair of sunglasses like these may be referred to as “the bug eyes,” for someone like me with a round face, they are the most flattering shape. The oversize frames can balance out round and oblong faces. You have a lot of style options with a shape such as these, so look for something that speaks to your personal style. If you like edgy, look for a pair with studs, or if you’re super girly, go for sunglasses with a pastel or floral print.


     The oval sunglasses come in many shape variations, flattering virtually all faces. You can find a pair with a small cat eye shape or a smaller, rounder shape. They do a great job of softening the lines on an angular face. A soft pastel color makes these sunglasses not only a summer must, but a year-round fashion accessory. If you invest in a solid dependable pair, you’ll be able to wear this style for years to come.