Sunglasses are usually associated with fun in the sun beach getaways, but fall can be just as bright and warm. Sunglasses not only keep your precious eyes safe from damaging rays, but they also help prevent unflattering squinting and the resulting wrinkles. If those great benefits weren’t enough, they also make you look hip, mysterious, fabulously chic, and they’re the cherry on top of any great outfit!
1. Cat eyes
5. Funky and ModernCat eyes are always exotic, fun and fantastic. They show you have style and a sense of daring.
Round shades harken to John Lennon and the 60s and 70s. They give off a hipster and beatnik vibe that’s hard to top.
Square sunglasses are really fresh and new. They can help appear to widen a narrow face and give the illusion of great cheekbones, even if you weren’t born with them.
Vintage eye glasses are just awesome! You can easily find new vintage-inspired glasses just about anywhere, and search thrift stores and yard sales for authentic vintage frames. Even if they aren’t sunglasses, you can take them to your local optometrist and have them made into one of a kind sunglasses.
Another of the latest trends is funky and modern. Look for really unusual shapes that wrap around, that have bling with metal insets, sparkly stones or brightly-colored faux jewels.
Within these 5 styles, certain colors and patterns are especially on trend.
Tortoise is always a classic, but is especially ubiquitous this autumn. Sure, there’s black or brown tortoise, but don’t overlook other, more unusual colors in the tortoise pattern as well.
A rich and gorgeous accent color, oxblood red is quite prevalent. If you tend to wear a lot of darker colors in fall, a pair of oxblood sunglasses can create subtle but striking interest, preventing your ensemble from looking too uni-color and bland.
Plaid anyone? Patterns, for example, plaids, grids or circles, are a fresh and fun look. Make sure to keep the rest of your outfit more neutral for maximum impact and to highlight the pattern.
Finally, pink is right on trend, too. Pink isn’t always thought of as a fall color, but like a bright pattern, it can add beautiful juxtaposition to the darker, more intensely saturated colors most of us tend to wear in fall.
To add an attention-getting and versatile accessory to your fall wardrobe, pick up a pair or two of on-trend sunglasses. You’ll protect your eyes and improve your “wow” quotient in the cooler months of the year.