Trend Alert: Made in the Shades
May 18, 2007
Prep your peepers for a summer full of sunshine by picking up a pair (or two, or threeâ€¦) of the seasonâ€™s trendiest sunglasses. Thereâ€™s a style for every face shape and pairs in every price-point, so there are no excuses for not indulging in the hottest accessory of summer.
Aviator styles take you up, up and away.
Splurge: Fendiâ€™s signature B Buckle makes your handbag an â€œItâ€ bag, and now it adorns the chicest sunglasses, too ($295).
Save: You donâ€™t have to adopt a socialiteâ€™s spending habits to look like a hip jetsetter. Mossimo’s Modified Pilot Sunglasses ($17) look good by land, sea or air.
White frames are white-hot for summer.
Splurge: Ralph Lauren: Collection snow-white frames ($156) should be all the reminder of snow youâ€™ll need when youâ€™re lounging poolside.
Save: Isaac Mizrahi’s white rectangle shades ($20) will go perfectly with your two-tone trendy swimsuit.
Go retro with oversized goggle styles.
Splurge: You wonâ€™t fade into the background while wearing these oversized Versace Rimless Shield Wraparound Sunglasses ($210).
Save: Test-drive this edgy â€˜80s-inspired look with Old Navy’s Shield Sunglasses ($12.50).
Jackie Oâ€™s are always in style.
Splurge: Yves Saint Laurentâ€™s logo sunglasses ($260) are a flattering take on Jackieâ€™s signature big, round sunglass style.
Save: Preppy, clean and classic, Anthropologieâ€™s tortoiseshell Tigress frames ($28) work well by the pool, on the tennis court, or on the deck of a yacht.
Colored lenses add pop to your peepers.
Splurge: Diorâ€™s Diorly rimless shades ($395) are a lovely royal shade of violet with bold Dior D details.
Save: See the world though the proverbial rose-colored glasses when you don Kenneth Cole New York Rose Lens Sunglasses ($40).
How to Choose the Right Shape for Your Face:
* Make sure your eye is in the center of the lens.
* The frames should not extend above your eyebrows unless the lenses are very dark and your eyebrows can’t be seen.
* The lowest part of the frame should not extend down past the widest part of your nose.
* The shape of the top of the frame looks best when it mirrors your eyebrow shape.
* Never repeat your face shape in your sunglasses.