Whether they’re Prada’s coveted ‘Baroque’ round shades or a pair of one dollar wayfarers you bought on the street, everyone has a favorite pair of sunglasses. There’s just something about finding the perfect combination of color, shape and style that suits your face best that feels like victory. Not only is protecting your eyes from the harsh UV’s of the summer sun important, sunglasses complete any outfit and make you look that much more put together. There’s something cool and mysterious about them, not to mention, make people watching so much easier.
There are endless details to think about when looking for the perfect shades. Tend to be more demure? Try a pair of black cat eye frames as an alternative to the classic wayfarer or aviator shapes. If your style is simple and relatively monochrome or neutral based, you might want to opt for a pair of stand out sunglasses, in terms of shape or color.
Check out this Fashionisto’s bold shades with multicolored reflective lenses. Because the rest of his outfit is relatively muted, the wild frames are the centerpiece of his ensemble. They work well in contrast with the preppy feel of the rest of his outfit, adding a touch of urban style. This Fashionisto keeps the rest of his accessories pretty simple, with a brown belt and shoes, canvas and leather messenger bag. His metallic silver key necklace ties in nicely with the sunglasses to make his outfit cohesive.
Spotted: The runway is the perfect place to find inspiration for some of the craziest new sunglasses trends. In Roberto Cavalli’s fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection, several of the models wore sunglasses in varying shapes and styles.