As the warm weather season gets into full swing, it’s rare to leave home without summer’s MVP of accessories, sunglasses. While functionality is obviously important, the goal of any Fashionista/o should be for their frames to make a personal style statement. There are many trends for sunglasses for summer 2013, such as the cat eye and oversized round shapes along with bold colors and patterned frames. This Fashionista chose to go retro with her circular shades, channeling the likes of John Lennon and Janis Joplin. She balanced the mod ’60s era sunnies with pretty feminine pieces on bottom, such as her charming and ladylike coat, gold accessories and low heels. If she swapped these articles out for some high-waisted shorts, a crop top and a floral headpiece, her sunglasses could be equally suited for rocking out at a music festival as they are for walking to class.
If you’re on the hunt for some cool retro inspired sunglasses, check out this pair from Warby Parker or these classic Ray-Ban ones. For something slightly different, have a look at this hepcat model from Madewell. They offer a mod shape and translucent frame. Whether you wear your summer specs to shield your eyes from the sun or to cover dark circles from late night studying, there is no need to forgo style. If you’re searching for your own statement shades, keep in mind that not all styles of glasses will work for everyone. My advice would be to continue trying on different pairs until you find one that really complements the shape of your face.
Spotted: Mod sunglasses were trendy on runways for spring 2013, such as Karen Walker’s Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection.