Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Skinny on Summer Shades

Sunglass Styles (left to Right): Oversized | Aviator | Clubmaster | Cat Eye | Round | Retro Square | Wayfarer

"But I can see you, your brown skin shinin' in the sun, you got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.." Too young for the reference? Yeah, we totally remember growing up and having our parents listen to the Don Henley version of, "Boys of Summer." For two reformed punk rock princesses, we loved The Atari's version ourselves. With all the ruffles, bows and pink flying around this blog, it's hard for even us to remember the days when we went to Warped Tour to see our favorite bands play in the summer.

Speaking of summer–no summer day is complete without a fabulous pair of sunnies to complete your look. Not only are they stylish, but they help you ward off eye wrinkles from an overabundance of squinting. Everybody has their favorite style of shades already, but do you know what shape would complement your face shape? See our guide below:

Now that we've got that cleared up, we're going to relive our summer fun and look for some new shades! We are also loving these adorable sunglass cases that keep your sunglasses scratch free when you're not wearing them.







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48 comments:

  1. These are great tips- I'm such an aviators girl, but need to use this guide to branch out! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Aviators are such a fun pick though, especially with the colored lenses!

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  2. You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses right? Great tips and picks!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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    1. Agreed! Sunglasses are one of the BEST accessories in your fashion arsenal. Not only do they prevent constant squinting, but they can totally add an additional element of chic to your ensemble.

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  3. One of my all time favorite songs!!! Great, great picks!! The flatter your face guide is awesome! Have a terrific Thursday!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It's one of our faves, too.

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  4. loveee sunnies! so cute! thanks for the tips!
    http://amanda-speroni.blogspot.ca/

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    1. You're welcome! Hopefully they help when you're out shopping for new shades.

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  5. Great post, and the tips for face shapes! I am loving lose pink mirrored ones!

    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome! We try on billions of pairs always hoping to find a new shape we like and always end up with the classic shapes that best fit our face. The struggle is totally real!

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  6. Fun post! Great recap on which sunglasses to buy - which I always struggle with - especially when ordering online because it is so hard to know what will look good.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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    1. We agree! It's one of those purchases that you have to try on before you buy.

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    1. We do, too! They are just the perfect shade of pink with a hint of orange.

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  8. I am pretty sure I own like 5 pairs of aviators! I need try some pairs with different shapes! I love this guide.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. Aviators are such a great classic choice. Once you've found the perfect pair, it's hard to stray from that shape.

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  9. Hah, I love all of those sunglasses. I still never figured out what's my exact face shape.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. It's totally tricky! We feel like we have in between face shapes, so it makes it tough to determine which category we fit into.

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  10. I think the round and the cat eye are my favorite. Luckily I have that oval face shape so it's no issue ;)

    Xoxo,
    Shian | The Fashion Investigator

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    1. Lucky girl! Cat eye sunglasses are the best!!!

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  11. Visiting from Thoughts for Thursday

    Great tips on finding sunglasses, I usually go with the cheap pair because I break them so easily, maybe time to invest in a nice pair

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Surprisingly we've made the plunge and purchases expensive ones and they've been around for quite some time.

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  12. I absolutely love this post!! It is so hard for me to find sunnies for my wide head! lol

    Sabrina | www.gypsytan.co

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    1. Such a struggle! Sunglass Hut does a great job of making sunglasses fit your nose area and your head. Maybe start there!

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  13. Great post!! I have a weirdly small head and have such a hard time finding the perfect pair of sunglasses, I pretty much stick with my wayfarers!

    Carley @ preppylane.blogspot

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    1. Hey, there's nothing wrong with that! Wayfarers are a great shape. I say stick with what you're comfortable and at least you can still be stylish in your Wayfarers.

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  14. These are great tips! I don't think you can ever have too many shades!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Exactly! We could literally buy out a store's stock of sunglasses. There are just so many fun options to try out.

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  15. Great tips! I just started collecting more sunglasses and it's good to know what shapes look best on my face!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. It's always nice to have a guide to navigate when shopping for sunglasses. Hopefully you find it helpful!

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  16. Oh my gosh, such a great reference chart! I dont think there is ever such a thing as too many sunnies, and agreed, they definitely finish a look. Enjoy your weekend!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    Northern Lights - Southern Belles

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    1. Agree, they definitely complete a look. With all of the endless options, it's hard to choose just one pair.

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  17. What lovely sunnies! The Cat Eyes and rounded pair are so cute! Love the reference chart!

    Colour Me In Blog

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    1. Love love love the cat eye sunglasses–all time favorite right there! Hopefully the reference chart is helpful.

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  18. Great info graphic to help people determine the best shapes for their face! My personal fav for myself are aviators!

    michellespaige.com

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    1. Definitely a great choice! They have a timeless shape and style that you will be able to wear for years to come.

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  19. I have an oval face and did a happy dance when it said all. I hate to be limited. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. You are definitely lucky, Amy Ann! All hail the sunglass queen!

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  20. I loved this!!! Im also more of an oval shape so I'm happy to see I have a broad spectrum of choices. :)

    Bethany
    Kiss Me Darling
    www.kissmedarlingblog.com

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    1. Yes, it's SO nice to have unlimited choices, especially when there are SO many styles of sunglasses on the market.

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  21. Great post !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2015/07/music-seeker-servant-drawing-me-to-you.html#more

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  22. Thanks for sharing! xo

    http://www.eatlovemerry.com

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    1. You're welcome! Hopefully the guide will be useful when you're shopping for shades.

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  23. I'm a sunny freak so love this post. Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. I do love a good pair of sunglasses, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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