One accessory trend I love for Spring/Summer ’13 are bold statement sunglasses. There is no time like the present to set your aviators, Ray-Bans and Tom Ford Whitney’s (you’ve been wearing for 5 summer straight now) aside and try something a little more wild. Bold statement sunglasses were all over the Spring 2013 runways (Dior, Prada, Alice + Olivia, DVF, Prabal Gurung, Matthew Williamson, Tsubi, Dolce & Gabbana…just to name a handful) and is one trend that has jumped the catwalk into real life. But, let’s say you are like me and don’t want to spend too much on a wild trend that may or may not work for you. You want to try it, but don’t feel comfortable blowing $400+ on something so frivolous. Enter Quay Eyeware Australia!
Quay offers a huge array chic shades in a variety of colors, patterns, and shapes and are perfect for adding some spice to your spring/summer wardrobe for under $50! Not only that, you have probably seen Quay sunnies on your favorite celebs. The brand is a favorite of Gwen Stefani (who has been photographed in them often), Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Diane Kruger, Kelly Osbourne, Emma Roberts and Selma Blair. Founded in Melbourne, Australia by Linda and Allen Hammond in 2004, Quay was born roadside on the festival circuit where the music loving duo set out to sell their range of fun, fashionable yet affordable frames. The Quay brand grew as word spread and was launched internationally in 2009. Now you can find Quay eyewear in stores such as Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters.
Most pairs retail for around $40, so lighten up and have fun with this trend by trying an assortment of colors and shapes. As much as we hate matchy-matchy anything, you might want to try to match a pair to your outfit or use the shades as an accent! Go bold or go home, as we always say!
2. Quay Retro Sunglasses, Bronze, $38
3. Quay Retro Sunglasses, Shiny Houndstooth, $38 (Gwen Stefani has been photographed in this pair)
4. Quay Emerson Sunglasses, $40
5. Quay Retro Sunglasses, $38 (I have this pair)
6. Quay Retro Sunglasses, Jelly, $38
7. Quay Retro Sunglasses, Glam/Pink, $38
8. Quay Ichoose Sunglasses, $40
9. Quay Coba Sunglasses, $40
10. Quay Retro Sunglasses, Red, $38
Visit Quay Eyeware at quayeyeware.com.au
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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