ALL IN THE DETAILS: The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)

It’s summer time. Sun’s out, guns out, am I right? All cheesy sayings aside, summer brings about long days spent outside in the hot and sometimes blinding sun. So what’s the perfect detail to add to any summer get-up? Sunglasses of course! Shades have evolved over time from a functional purpose to a fashion accessory. They’ve become a way for people to express their unique personality through fashion and an easy way to bring any outfit to the next level.

Sometimes it can be hard to find just the right pair of shades. I know I always go into a frantic frenzy at the beginning of every summer, scrambling to find the perfect sunglasses before I hit the beach or the pool. I recently discovered the ultimate tool for snagging a killer pair of shades: Ray-Ban customizable sunglasses. You can mix and match tons of different styles and colors on their website in order to create the perfect pair of custom shades that show of your unique personality and style.

This Fashionisto is rocking a pair of funky custom Ray-Ban sunglasses. The red strip on the top of the glasses adds a pop of color to the outfit and brings the ordinary look to a new level of style. By coupling the shades with a pair of Polo Ralph Lauren sneakers, the Fashionisto adds an awesome color-blocking element to his bright outfit.

The Fashionisto completes the preppy look with a bright polo, a pair of khaki shorts and a backwards baseball cap.

How To: Grab a pair of shades that reflect your own personality, whether that calls for a pair of classic aviator sunglasses, vintage shades or even a customizable pair of Wayfarer sunglasses from Ray-Ban.