I’ve been hankering for a new pair of sunnies for a while, but I really couldn’t justify it. I mean, I have two great pairs of sunglasses already. I have had this pair of shield frames for years, and they’re still as good as new.
And then I have these black plastic butterfly frames. I had the shield frames first, and then my husband gave me a gift card to Sunglass Hut for my birthday a few years ago. Far be it for me to allow a gift card to go to waste, so I went shopping and came home with these.
Unfortunately, they became a casualty of my trip to Arizona. I think I left them in a cab the night I went out to dinner.
I’m disappointed, and yet, it sorta gives me the excuse I was looking for to update my sunnies. I’ve been thinking I wanted to update my look, so I’ve been keeping tabs on the latest sunglasses trends.
The big question is, of course, what style do I want?
Round frames are the newest, biggest, baddest trend in sunglasses. Like these by Tory Burch ($230).
Or these fun retro frames by Prada ($325).
Or this round wire rimmed pair by Ray Ban ($200).
But I’m not sure that a round frame would flatter my face. I’m all for keeping tabs on trends, but I don’t blindly follow them either. Sunglasses can be tricky, and you want to make sure they flatter your face shape.
I’ve had my eye on a pair of classic aviators, like maybe this pretty pink pair from Ray Ban ($215).
But maybe it would be fun to get an oversized pair, like these Burberries ($245). I rather like the square shape although I think I tend to look better in softer styles.
Or these retro-inspired frames by Marc Jacobs ($98). I like the price of those!
Nordstrom has a nice little guide to finding the best styles to flatter your face, which is helpful, but I think that nothing can truly replace the value of going into the store and trying on a bunch of frames. I have never gone in and come out with the style I was expecting to buy.
Hint: always try putting them on your head and make sure they work for you that way as well. Let’s face it, you will likely wear them atop your head as often as you wear them on your face. I know I always end up doing that.
What’s your favorite style of sunglasses at the moment? Do you have one pair that you wear all the time, or do you change them out for fashion purposes?
I’m headed to the mall next week to try some on. I’ll let you know what I decide!