ACCESSORIES REPORT: Blinded by the Light

Accessories Report

Despite the fact that spring classes are in full swing, the minute the sun comes out my mind cannot help but dream of summer. Now I’m no diva, but lying by the pool with a sweet lemonade in hand and even sweeter pair of shades doesn’t sound too shabby. At University of Washington, however, we’re shaded by cherry trees instead of palm trees and sandy beaches are replaced with ragged books, but when the rays come out on campus so does the style. Basking in the afternoon sun brought out the students and the sunglasses when I spotted this Fashionista and her stylish, celebrity-like sunnies.  

Ranging from a variety of shapes and sizes, sunglasses are a universal accessory that can be flattering on everyone with the right pick. Contradictory to being called shades, this spring’s hottest accessory trend is bright in the light. Branching from the popular black-and-white trend, white sunglasses have taken a fresh and funky twist to the classic black shades.

Perfect for the warm, sunny days ahead, white shades take the win for versatility as they can be worn with as much or little as you want. Whether its bright colors, geometric prints or even monochromatic, a pair of white sunglasses give off a cool glam gone retro vibe. Rock the oversized style like this Fashionista by keeping your face fresh and other accessories minimal for your sunnies to leave their boldest statement.

Crop tops continue to be the sun’s best friend as they are a trendy and sassy way to accent your waist. Pairing it with a high-waisted skirt lets you show off your midriff without revealing too much. This Fashionista embraces spring with a structured bustier top and a floral printed skirt for a bright and fun pop of color. Add some prep to your step like this Fashionista by wearing a classic pair of Ked-inspired sneakers, both casual and cute for any occasion. She finishes her look off with a pair of dainty daisy earrings, perfectly playful for the spring season.

Whether it’s Anne Hathaway or Lady Gaga, follow in the footsteps of the biggest celebrities this season by sporting your own pair of bright and bold white sunglasses for your own superstar style. No matter if you go funky glam or vintage ’80s mod, summery sunglasses are the chicest touch for a life of luxury and fashion.

Spotted: New York Fashion Week never fails to bring the best of the best and this year was no exception as the season’s statement sunglasses graced the runways. DKNY celebrated its spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection and 25th anniversary with a streetwear-inspired show including their own bold yet classic white shades.


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