|Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget).|
Sunglasses are an important accessory any time of year but now that it’s summer we won’t leave the house without them so Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought July’s “How I Wear My” post should be devoted to shades.
Sunglasses are a great way to add some fun, glamour, or effortless cool to your look and these ladies show how a practical—and necessary!—accessory can add a whole new dimension to your outfit.
Adrienne, above, of The Rich Life (on a budget), my lovely “How I Wear My” partner, looks fabulous in a pair of tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses. And check out that gorgeous hair color—I love ombré!
|Bella of The Citizen Rosebud.|
I specifically asked Bella of The Citizen Rosebud for a picture of her in her red heart-shaped glasses—they are my absolute favorites on her and she wears them so saucily and well!
|Hey Sailor! Bella is kicking it nautical style and I have to say, mama like.|
|Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb knocking it out of the park with these cat-eyes!|
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb says of her sunnies:
I don’t wear my tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses as often as I should (they’re pretty dramatic) - but now I love them worn with my hair up in milkmaid braids! I think it’s important to wear the right kind of sunglasses, not only to complement your outfit but also your hairstyle.
|Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files.|
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files looks so retro glam in this pair of vintage replica sunglasses!
|Sacramento of MIS PAPELICOS.|
Sacramento of MIS PAPELICOS is wearing her favorite sunglasses of the moment. The pink frames are perfect on her!
|Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge.|
Déjà of Une femme d’un certain âge writes of her look:
These glasses have a very ‘French Riviera circa 1960’ vibe.
I say Oui, oui to that, it’s one look I never get tired of!
|Teresa in a terrific pair of blue SEE Eyewear sunglasses. I love these! Photo by Denton Taylor.|
Denton says his wife’s friends all love her blue SEE sunglasses. I’m a fan of them too.
|Sarah of Cloud of Secrets. Off topic, I love this dress on her, she looks gorgeous!|
Sarah of Cloud of Secrets wears her sunglasses on her head, which I often do myself! She writes:
I really wear them on my head more than over my eyes – I’ve come to love how they add lift and flow to my layered wavy hair. I wear them as a headband on cloudy days sometimes.
Show of hands—how many other ladies wear their sunglasses this way?
|Alicia of Spashionista. Love the glasses, love the pattern mixing!|
Alicia of Spashionista says of her sunnies:
My prescription glasses are so strong I just had Transitions lenses put into this particular pair. These are Costco’s own brand, Kirkland.
I love these on her, they are super stylish!
|Maryna of Antares: Alpha Scorpii.|
Maryna of Antares: Alpha Scorpii is currently working in Thailand and this picture was taken at the Vertigo Bar atop the Banyan Tree skyscraper in Bangkok. She is wearing Karen Walker Number One sunglasses in tortoiseshell. Isn’t this a fabulous shot?
|Ana of Mrs. American Made.|
Ana of Mrs. American Made is wearing a pair of glasses of the kind I favor too—equally glamorous whether she wears them on her Colorado ranch or finds herself in the city!
|Silk Path Diary looking so chic in Ray-Ban aviators. I love her relaxed easy style.|
Silk Path Diary says she wears her steel Ray-Ban aviators year-round. I can understand why because they look so sleek and chic on her!
|Heather of Stylemindchic in glam sunglasses and lipstick. Yowza!|
Heather of Stylemindchic is wearing her Kenneth Cole Reaction sunglasses with Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in ‘Paradis’. Smokin’ hot!
|Jeannie of Gracefully 50 in all her glorious shades!|
Jeannie of Gracefully 50 says of her sunnies:
I don’t go anywhere without my sunglasses. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing sunburn in my eyes, and I do NOT want go there again. I picked 4 of my favorite pairs. Top two are Ray-Bans, lower left is Christian Dior Aviators, and the lower right is Chanel.
Jeannie has built up a nice collection of gorgeous sunglasses!
|Target sunglasses, $20! It’s hard to tell but these are dark purple, which I love.|
|Target sunglasses, shirt and necklace by J. Crew.|
I got these purple sunglasses a couple of years ago at Target for $20! I had been looking at very expensive glasses by Prada and Chanel but couldn’t bring myself to pay so much for shades. I’d rather save on sunglasses and splurge on something else!
These glasses have a slight 1970s glamour vibe to me and it was fun to pair them with a glittery necklace. This one is by J. Crew. Isn’t it perfectly ironic that the day I wanted to take pictures it was raining outside? There was a storm passing overhead so I used the flash. I kind of dig the Terry Richardson feel to this photo, to tell you the truth. In so much of his work he uses flash and the girls look like it’s 1983 and they’re always wearing a lot of lip-gloss. Hey, wait a second! Is that Duran Duran playing in the background?
Do you have a Go-To pair of sunglasses?
One of the pleasures of summer is the parties that happen over the course of it. Whether they are rooftop cocktails, park picnics, backyard barbecues, or beach bonfires, they seem even more special during the fleeting days of summer, don’t you think? So please join us in August for “How I Wear My: Casual Party Outfit”. We’d love to see how you style a relaxed summer party look. Send a picture to Adrienne or me by July 31.
Do head over to Adrienne’s to see even more fabulous sunglasses looks!
And thank you to the fine foxes who participated this month.