Show me a nice pair of shoes and I will most likely buy it but when it comes to accessories (especially sunglasses) I get so picky I even surprise myself. It takes me months to choose something I like and more months to actually buy it but once I do I will wear it for years. Those are all my beloved pieces that I carefully chose, bought for special occasions and wear with pride and joy. They are very dear to me not only for style but also for good memories. You can also look at it as part of a core wardrobe. Once you have those four pairs you can add to your collection and you will know what to wear it with because they simply fall to this four categories.
This pair is a must-have because 1. it goes well with anything from jeans and t-shirt (adding chic to your outfit) to an evening gown (adding sophistication and mystery. Oh yeah…) and 2. it’s a classic which means you will enjoy wearing it for a very long time (considering you will take care of it of course) and probably will pass it on to your granddaughter later on since it will never go out of style. It instantly makes you feel like a celebrity once you put it on (think Grace Kelly). It is a great pair to start your eyewear wardrobe with. I love to pair it with statement earrings like this Swarovski ones.
What is opposite of classy? Sporty of course. You can actually call this one a CLASSIC SPORT. To put it in perspective for you how long a carefully chosen pair of sunglasses can last you and still be cool – I bought this pair 4 years ago. That’s right! And it is still very stylish, I get asked where I bought it all the time. Those are actually aviators but with a heavier frame. Obviously it goes very well with a sporty outfit but I like to wear it with heels from time to time, adding “European chic” to my outfit. Because the frame is so heavy I only style it with matching watch and nothing else since it might overwhelm the outfit.
Well, this one is everyone’s favorite! If you don’t have a pair of Ray Ban aviators you definitely should buy one. Or two. Or three. There are SO MANY colors to choose from the struggle to choose just one is real. It goes well with practically any face type and also is an instant classic. I would recommend to start with simple black ones with gold frames or black with black frames (next on my purchase list since I am such a “everything in black-and-white” type of gal) and then mix them up adding few colorful ones which will be amazing for summer. I like to style mine with either gold watch or necklace.
Although I am more of black, white and grey clothes type of person even I sometimes crave for some color in the outfit and this kind of sunglasses are a great choice. Mine are from Miu Miu – brand of pure fun! Add a little bit of bling, wear crazy big earrings and fluffy skirt, play with it! This type of sunglasses can cheer up any outfit but don’t expect them to stay in fashion forever but even though you can always look at them and remember all the fun you had with it. What else but good memories are worth investing in, right?