Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stylish Sunglasses for Spring/Summer!



With the spring time heat-wave that's sweeping the country, I thought it would be a great time to round up the best shades to shield your peepers from the sun. This season, it seems like the retro Ray-Ban wayfarer style is the chic shade of choice for celebrities such as Beyonce and Jessica Alba. Although, my favorite styles are the classic oversized Jackie-O shades, I have entertained the idea of trying something new for those bright, sunny days. No matter what your style preference, a great pair of sunglasses can instantly make you look pulled together even if you're not wearing a bit of makeup!

What's your favorite frame style? Oval, Rectangular, Color-Tinted, Cat Eye, Aviators, Oversized, or something in between?


City Style Aviators available at www.nyandco.com for $16.95


Nina Ricci Jackie-O Sunglasses available at www.saks.com for $250


Forever 21 Sunglasses available at www.forever21.com for $5.80


Armani Exchange Butterfly Shield Sunglasses available at www.axexchange.com for $70


Forever 21 Sunglasses available at www.forever21.com for $5.80


Prada Signature Temple Round Sunglasses available at www.forzieri.com for $257


Ray Ban Wayfarer available at www.swell.com for $139

21 comments:

B said...

I love love LOVE shades. And not just to be all chic and stylish but to protective my eyes---they tend to be sensitive to light. I can't even jog outside w/o shades. I'd love to invest in the pricier ones but I am forever loosin' them so $10 or less it is!

Bam said...

I love shades. I love the way they compliment my face, and just set the rest of the out-fit off.

Rebee said...

I love whatever looks good on me. LOL! Nice shades though.

Kwana said...

My faves are the Jackie-O big hide your face style. I like to pretend to be incognito.

T said...

I really dig oversized frames. They took a while to grow on me, but I'm hooked now. I also like animal print (usually leopard) frames.

K-Bear said...

BGG, I love the look of sunglasses but when I wear them I find myself trying to look out the sides. I feel like someone has turned the lights out on me! ahahaha Yes, I have issues. I do think they complete a look though so I suffer through it. I love cat eye glasses. Go figure!

Naki said...

Awesome post. I love big round shades but always end up with aviator/wrap-around types. Congrats on the Sam Fine interview!

antithesis said...

cute! it's so hard for me to find shades that look good on me. i'll try some of these out.

MeMe said...

I love the oversize Jackie O inspired glasses, but try as I may I never seem to be able to pull them off!!!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

i love big oval shades...i think they tend to look best on my face...not really feeling the wayfarers...tres 80's

AZ said...

Great pix as always BGG... I am definitely going to look into a couple of these.

The colored ones are super cool...

that guy said...

nice post...i like my color-tinted shades

Miss Mika said...

Hi BGG!!! I got my Vaseline Aloe Body Gel today and I can't thank you enough!! I look forward to trying it out!!

As far as shades go, like one of the ladies mentioned, I have to try them on and see how they fit on my face. I can't judge by the size of the lenses. And as many lenses as I go through, I couldn't imagine paying close to $300 for a pair. I'd be sick if I lost them!!!

kitty vodka said...

im loving the AX shades

spitfire said...

aviators are my lens of choice

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Miss Mika - So glad you received your Vaseline Gel Oil! Enjoy! :-)

@Naki - Thanks for your compliments!!

mimieyes said...

Now we all understand why Jackie love the her glasses.
I have a similar pair and I love them.

lymariposa said...

My faves are the Armani glasses.

Alluring Interiors said...

My favs are the Jackie O's and the Armani Exchange...I love, love, love shades!

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Eric said...

I'm not a fan of Janet's sunglasses, but I like the other three. Beyonce's are great. Are they Ray Ban?