There are many items that mothers need to purchase to make sure their kids are ready for summer: bathing suits, towels, shorts, sunscreen and sandals. Moms also need to make sure her kids’ summer outfits are complete with sunglasses . However, moms often forget how important it is to protect their own eyes from the summer’s rays! While mothers should keep in mind that their sunglasses needn’t be expensive because Junior might try them on and break them, there are some inexpensive, hip trends for this year that will keep Mom looking fashionable.
1. John Lennon Style
John Lennon made these glasses famous in the 1970s and Dolce and Gabbana, along with Stella McCartney, are bringing them back on the market this year! The round lens can either be rimless or surrounded in a thick plastic frame, and lens colors come in a vast range of tints. Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga and Mary Kate Olsen are huge fans of this style.
This style is best suited for women with heart-shaped, oval or square faces because the circular shape helps to soften sharp jaw lines. Women with round faces should avoid this style as the glasses might make their face appear too round.
While “John Lennon” sunglasses work with any fashion, particularly light, floral dresses and well-fitted skirts and tops, this style of the 1970s also works well with bold, retro prints and bright colors. These sunglasses add an aura of fun and sophistication to any party you may be attending!
2. Cat Eye Style
Thanks to Prada, one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, the “Cat Eye” style is back! These sunglasses resemble a gorgeous almond eye shape. Audrey Hepburn made this style famous in the renowned film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Models in the Christian Dior, Giles and Jeremy Scott fashion shows all sport some version of this fantastic style.
Like the “John Lennon” style, this ultra-feminine shape from the 1950s and 1960s looks terrific on women with heart-shaped, oval or square faces. They also come in two shapes: a more dramatic arch as was popular in the 1950s or a gentler scoop that models wear on the runways.
This style of sunglasses pairs well with formal, informal, modern and vintage clothes. If you are attending a formal event, opt for neutral colors. If you’re taking a day trip to the beach, however, bedazzle your glasses with jewels and colored, trendy frames. These glasses are available in a variety of shades to complement your own personal style.
3. Retro Style
Think big and bold with the “Retro” style. Prada, Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana, and Fendi are lending their keen sense of style to bring back these oversized sunglasses. Since the inspiration for the “Retro” sunglasses come from the retro age between the 1950s and the 1970s, frames come in all colors and patterns.
Because these sunglasses are so large and they cover almost a third of the individual’s face, this style is extremely popular with women who have fair or sensitive skin. For round faces, choose a well arched and geometric frame while oval, heart-shaped and square faces should seek a softer, more subtle frame. Remember that the lighter the tint, the less protection you will get from the sun.
The “Retro” style is great for all occasions both formal and informal. You can change your hair, makeup and clothing and get an entirely new look even though your sunglasses are still the same!
Sara Roberts writes for Just Eyewear, a discount eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses online retailer.