Now that it’s spring, gray skies are finally clearing out! And not only am I thankful to feel a little warmth but I actually get more chances to bust out my sunglasses. And although it’s tempting to collect a pile of these accessories over time, I really think you only “need” these three different pairs:
A Cool Pair
The ultimate cool sunglasses (in my opinion) are aviators. They look great with casual or athleisure clothing but can add a little cool factor to any outfit. I love a mirrored pair, but buyer beware…the reflection on these will show off your selfie-taking 😀 A new style of aviator Ray Ban’s is available at Nordstrom for $165 or this pair from B.P. is only $12.
A Fun Pair
I like it when an accessory can express your personality. There are so many different frame shapes and lens colors available, you can really go crazy! And maybe a pair like these aren’t an “every day” accessory, but they can definitely be an outfit-maker. Plus they’re especially cute on the beach! This pair of rose cat-eye sunglasses from Altar’d State are only $19.95 and 60’s style frames from Free People run $20.
And, of course, a Classic Pair
The only “essential” pair of sunglasses have a classic shape and are in a neutral color (I’d always recommend black). I was nervous about spending much money on sunglasses for a long time, but this is the style I decided to splurge on and I don’t regret it. I love the Chanel pair I have pictured below and wear them all the time. I also always make sure they stay protected in their case. If you gonna spend the money on one style, go with a classic. My exact Chanel frames are available online here or you could go with this Tory Burch style from Sunglass Hut.