Sunglasses are somewhat a necessity for me. I never used to wear them until I noticed one day that my eyes just couldn't handle the brightness of the outdoors without those UV rated protective shields anymore. That, and most of the cheaper sunglasses I was subjected to (I was never one for paying for hundred dollar pairs of shades) were uglier designs. That changed (the designs in cheaper stores) and then, so did my need to wear sunglasses.
The type of sunglasses I wear are of the rounded and pointed variety (see title). I think these shapes have more of a stylish retro edge to them. A good pair of sunnies doesn't need to cost the earth and can go with any outfit (or at least most of them). When I'm wearing a nice pair I feel like a model in a Miu Miu, Chanel or Prada campaign. Classy sunglasses make me feel like one of those style bloggers that actually has the guts to take pictures of themselves in "that" outfit ( a confidence that I do not posses). And, good sunnies can make you feel as stylish as Holly Golightly...
Like anything else, I find it hard to have one classic item in my wardrobe that I can wear with anything. I'm not afraid of wearing the same things over and over. It's just that I like variety. I like the fact that I know where to get things at decent prices and that I manage to purchase that item in a few different colours or styles. I can't help it! I'm also very protective of my sunnies (well, except for one pair which I think may have accidentally become subjected to some nasty pink candy at one time). I have a nice sunglasses case I keep them in (It took me awhile to find a nice case, that was large enough, that didn't cost the earth) and I often use a cleaning cloth to wipe away any smudges or dust. Quick dry lens wipes are my best friend in extremely dusty situations.
^ These are the four pairs of sunglasses that I own. I apologise for the pyjama bottoms and legs that are visible in the bottom of the picture.
The top pair were freebies in a magazine. They have 'Witchery' printed along the side (which I thought was a pretty cool name for a brand) and have a burgundy/black tortoiseshell pattern happening. The second pair are from Modcloth. I debated whether or not to purchase them, seeing as they are a little similar to the first pair, but I thought the circular lenses were cool and I liked the red sides. The third pair remind me of a later retro era (maybe late sixties or early seventies. And the bottom pair remind me of another Audrey picture I've seen somewhere, but don't ask me to find it.
Another thing about retro glasses is that they tend to be more flattering. I have read that the Cat-eye glasses (the pointy ones) suit any face shape, whilst other styles seem to only be for smaller or larger faces in particular. One thing that I really like about retro fashion in general is the mass appeal. There is an era for everyone and a way to make it work for you.
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