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Summer Sunglasses

Once I find a favorite pair of sunglasses, I tend to become pretty loyal to them.  My Ray Ban aviators definitely have gotten the most wear out of all the frames I’ve collected, but I’ve embraced that sunglasses can be an inexpensive way to freshen up an old outfit and that you can really have some fun with frames and styles.  Since I’m sitting around a lot these days anyway, I’m taking advantage of the nicer weather and try to spend as much time as possible outside in our backyard so sunglasses are essential.  I figured I’d share my three current favorite styles for facing the summer sun.

• Vintage-Style Circles:  A round sunglass frame that carries with it a vintage-style appeal that to mean feels a little more carefree and glamorous.

• Tinted Mirrored Lens:  Though I’ve picked up black frames in the past, I usually try to avoid them since they’re not all that flattering with my fairer skin tone and hair.  This pair seems to be one of the rare exceptions, and I think that has a lot to do with the blue tinted hue of the lens.  They add an instant pop of color to any outfit and do well to hide the eyes.  Plus they’re fun without being too over-the-top.

• Retro Wingtip: I’ve recently fallen hard for wingtip shaped sunglasses since the more pronounced, cat-eye flared glasses just don’t work for me.  The wingtip style has a slightly rectangle, slightly rounded style that gives them a softened shape, they’re less exaggerated and more complimentary on almost every face shape, and while they work well in other colors, I personally think brown tortoise toned sunglasses are the most universally flattering.  They’re classic and go with anything.

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