Hey y’all. As you may already know, sunglasses are my favorite accessory, and I’ve sadly been alternating between a pair of mostly-broken aviators and some scratched oversized frames, so I think it’s time for a new style. This time of year is great to add in a few new accessories to perk up our fall and winter wardrobes. Although I typically lean towards oversized sunnies (best mama accessory ever!), I’ve been inspired by this smaller and slightly boxy frame style lately. Modern and casual, with just a little bit of hipster edge, it’s reminiscent of the classic Wayfarer, but these three styles take that look to new place all in their own way.
First up are these beauties by Warby Parker. This style, the Reilly, comes in three colors, two in tortoise (Marzipan Tortoise is shown below), and one called Sparrow Grey. With Warby Parker’s free in-home trial and the price starting at $95 for non-prescription lenses, you just can’t go wrong with these. I’m picturing the tortoise frames as the perfect accessory to a chic head-to-toe black outfit, camel coat, and messy top knot. Effortless chic.These next frames are the ones that inspired this post – the Memphis in Slate Blue by TOMS. I super heart everything about TOMS in general, and these sunglasses are a perfect example of why. The style here is casual cool without being over the top or pretentious. The blue adds a splash of color to winter days and something unexpected to your “running errands” look. These are darling with an oversized cardigan over skinny jeans and, what else, a pair of TOMS, of course! The cost on these is $139, an investment that goes beyond the sunglasses with Toms One for One program – with every pair purchased, Toms helps restore sight to a person in need. Did I mention that I super heart TOMS? My final pair to share with you has been on my wish list for a couple of years now. This style by Westward Leaning is called Children of California, and yes, that is a piece of redwood in the arm. So cool, right? All of the Westward Leaning frames are the same style – it’s designed to look good on everybody – and it does. At $180, you’ll want to keep these safe from the kiddos’ prying hands By the way, have I ever told you my nmenonic phrase (is that a thing?) for sunglasses? If they’re not on your face, they’re in the case. Glasses up on your head stretches them out, stashing them in your bag or car console can scratch them. Live by this simple rule and you’ll extend the life of your sunnies (and investment)!
Author: Candace Thomas