The Eyes Have It!

July 3, 2008 • Magazine

The Eyes Have It!

The Eyes Have It!

Thu, 2008-07-03 15:00

Jenn Scott

As the summer months swelter on, the thought of having to wear anything at all is almost unbearable. With the long days of summer in full swing, the sun shows its face for more hours of the day. Are you prepared?

One of the greatest assets to any outfit can be something as simple as a smile or unique eye makeup. In this case, don’t be afraid to step into the shade. That’s right! Cover those eyes up!

This season is all about the super chic and trendy style of shades. Long gone are the days of only one pair. Sunglasses no longer take a back seat on your list of accessories to crave.

Not only do wearing sunglasses make you stand out among the crowd and provide a fun, flirty look, but they also protect your eyes from dangerous UVA/UVB rays that can lead to permanent damage (with over exposure). Could this be a fashion trend that the doctor ordered? Sounds like a win-win situation!

Although pretty much anything goes right now, there are a few styles that you will see a little bit more of this season. Celebrities are doing a great job of using their everyday life to model designers’ collections.

For a super sexy and chic look, reach for the 50’s inspired wayfarers! First made popular by Audrey Hepburn, these shades took a nose dive in popularity during the years to follow. However, they have been welcomed back with open arms and are a staple to any sunglass diva.

Another trend that will be wildly popular is the use of vibrant, bright colors. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your eyewear! It’s always a good idea to keep the shape of your face in mind when choosing a pair of glasses. Once you’ve got that nailed down, feel free to explore the color palette!

You also won’t be able to get enough of the aviator look. With the heavy influence of masculine flair on the runway for the last few seasons, it’s no surprise that these shades will be the craving of every glasses guru. These shades add a touch of masculinity to an otherwise dainty frame. The combination leaves a sizzling hot look for the summer!

If you are most worried about keeping the sun out, then you are in luck. This season will show a slew of people wearing oversized shades to protect their pretty irises. This is one trend that will not bring about any sacrifices for beauty. In fact, it’s giving back by protecting your eyes from harmful rays, so you really can’t go wrong!

Whatever your solution is for reducing your squint this season, know that you have many possibilities. Be sure to try on many shapes, sizes, and colors before selecting your favorite styles and colors.

Keep in mind that not all the lenses you will find will be protecting your eyes against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Make sure that your sunglasses meet your specific needs. There are plenty to choose from out there. Go ahead and get out in the sun, but don’t forget your shades!

Pictured top to bottom, left to right
Kylie Minogue
Ray-Ban Wayfarers net-a-porter

Gwen Stefani instyle
Karl Lagerfeld ‘Oversized Glam’ Sunglasses nordstrom

Sienna Miller instyle
Marc by Marc Jacobs Metal Aviator Sunglasses nordstrom

Hilary Duff instyle
Jimmy Choo ‘Marge’ Sunglasses nordstrom

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