Don't Leave Home Without Your Sunglasses
Sunglasses are one of fashion’s most iconic accessories. Just imagine Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly standing in front of the Tiffany’s window without her black cat-eyes. Or Kanye without his shutter shades. Or Hunter S. Thompson without his yellow aviators.
Problem is, it can be hard to find your signature style when there are so many different types of sunglasses out there. So, to help you choose, we’ve rounded up our favorite pairs in the four hottest styles. Soon people will stop referencing Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and start referencing breakfast at your house.
They key to wearing these styles is easy—let them steal the spotlight, whether it’s with an unexpected shape or with embellishments, like the studs on the cat-eye pictured above. In other words, try pairing these with minimalist makeup and a simple outfit.
Thanks to their clean, simple shapes, these styles look as good today as they did 50 years ago. They’re versatile, too; many of them, including classic rounds, aviators, and Clubmasters, look equally great on men or women. To set yours apart, look for details like colored lenses or two-tone frames.
Come hangover or high noon, these are the kind of shades you can hide behind. To keep them from overwhelming your face, pay extra attention to choosing a frame that complements your face shape.
Not every pair of shades has to be made from metal or plastic. Other materials are becoming increasingly popular, including rubber, leather, and eco-friendly bamboo.
Photos by Mark Mills, Groupon
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