Even Cloudy Days Look Better In A Great Pair of Shades

One of my favorite ways to change up my look is with a great new pair of sunglasses, and my most recent addition is these cat-eye frames from Maui Jim.

As you may know, the weather was rather dicey during our recent beach vacation, but that didn’t deter us from getting out there and enjoying the view. After all, a cloudy day at the beach is better than a sunny day at work… or so they say!

I’m not sure there’s an adage for a cloudy day working at the beach, but maybe I should come up with one.

So yeah, the day we shot this look, the weather didn’t exactly cooperate, but it actually turned into an excellent endorsement for Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® sunglasses because I discovered that they actually enhance your view on a cloudy day as well as they do on a sunny one.

As you probably know, gray days can be bright enough to make you squint even though the sun is diffused by cloud cover, but these Maui Rose® lenses are specifically designed for variable conditions from full sun to overcast, so they reduce glare and improve your view no matter what the weather.

This is why I like to wear sunglasses when I’m driving, rain or shine. Even on cloudy days, I often find myself squinting and grabbing my sunglasses.

These frames also come in translucent taupe and translucent grey, but I chose the crystal with a hint of pink. I usually go for black or tortoise frames, so these are really fun for a change.

They’re also incredibly lightweight, which is due to a combination of frame material and lens material. Maui Jim lenses are 20% to 32% thinner and lighter than standard glass, plus it’s scratch-resistant — to which I can attest, as I probably drop my sunglasses once a week, and they still look like new.

Another one of my favorite styles is this large cat-eye pair with dove grey frames. I probably wear these the most often of all my sunglasses.

They were insanely comfortable from the moment I put them on — you know how it is when you put on a pair of glasses and it feels like they were made for you? It doesn’t happen often.

While smaller frames are coming back in style, I’ve always preferred larger frames for my face, plus I think the pattern and variation of colors on these is so pretty and interesting. It’s not really a tortoise shell design — they almost have a mosaic look about them. I’m wearing the dove grey, but they also come in blush pink and caramel.

Best of all, the view through these neutral grey lenses is always super crisp and vibrant — even on dreary days. I guess it just goes to show, you can’t control the weather (or your beach hair) but you can control your view!

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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