ALL IN THE DETAILS: Valley of the Sun

June 1st, 2015 at 2:00am

The warm weather has arrived here in Arizona. It is officially shorts season and air conditioning bills are dramatically increasing here in the desert. Phoenix is often referred to as the “Valley of the Sun,” so of course, with such a nickname, sunglasses are an important accessory.

I met this Fashionista as she was walking to work at a local boutique near campus. I loved her combination of a patterned blouse and turquoise-colored pants, but my favorite aspect of her outfit was definitely her sunglasses. They add a great deal of personality to her colorful and fun outfit. I have always been hesitant to experiment with my sunglasses but after meeting this Fashionista, I am definitely going to buy a pair.

These round sunglasses make anyone that wears them look as if they are on their way to a music festival or about to listen to a Janis Joplin record. These sunglasses were popular in the ’70s and reflect the fact that sunglasses never truly go out of style. You can find yourself a pair at these three shops: Urban Outfitters, ASOS and Topshop.

As students prepare and plan their perfect summer, it may include riding your bike around campus, going to the pool or going to the beach if you are lucky, but don’t forget to bring some shades along for the best summer experience.

How To: Whether you already have a fun outfit or if you need to add a little personality to a dull one, sunglasses can help you look fashionable and ready for summer. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles of sunglasses. It is summer, so find some fun, colorful frames and enjoy the sun.