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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Stealing Some Shade

Although summer vacation is slowly simmering to an end, the sun’s harsh rays are showing no sign of mercy. The soaring temperatures continue to relentlessly beat down on our sticky skin, and it’s in our best interest to protect ourselves while stepping outdoors. As a recent victim of sunburn, I can testify that dealing with the weather is no joke. Tailing closely behind sunblock, I think sunglasses earn a spot in everyone’s summer necessities. Everyone needs a pair of sunnies to 1. Avoid unwanted eye contact, 2. Rock your fashion statement and 3. Protect your eyes from those gnarly bright UV rays.

When dealing with the heat, this Fashionisto found the perfect recipe for success with his outfit. He coordinates his outfit around a pair of bright blue shades, which I personally love because its reflective mirror lenses give off a futuristic flair. By choosing a pair of sunglasses with a bright pop of color and tortoiseshell frames, he ensures that his glasses are eye-catching and a statement part of his look. He keeps the rest of his look simple and monochromatic by rocking a timeless and nautical striped tank. The top is sheer, with a featured boxy cropped fit and round neckline, which makes it an easy piece to pair with some denim black skinnies and his favorite Nikes for a summer afternoon. His monochromatic ensemble provides the perfect canvas for his blue sunglasses and blue Hamsa hand accessories. They all add a quirky touch with a fresh, fun pop of color to his otherwise colorless outfit. The subtle hint of blue is wonderfully coordinated, and the details really seal the deal to create a stylish ensemble.

How To: Pick out a pair of statement sunglasses that speak to you. If the frames have a unique shape, try to channel that vibe into your outfit (e.g. cat-eyed frames make for a sassier outfit). Or, if your frames have colored lenses, try to pick out several fun accessories to coordinate around it. You can keep the rest of your look neutral so that it doesn’t distract from your focal pieces.