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Sunglasses: a fashion statement

                      

Spring/summer 2008 collections showed how important sunglasses have become. I'm sure that, as a true fashionista, you know what fashion accessories can do to improve one's personal style.

And sunglasses have their own share, especially in summer season. It's easy to go wrong, too; wearing a sporty-wrap sunglasses to a lady-like outfit is not good. Just like the shoes and the handbag, a pair of sunglasses must be coordinated with the style of your outfit.
Sunglasses summer 2008

First row: Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci.
Down: Calvin Klein, Marni and Bottega Veneta.

This summer retro styles take over sports ones while oversized glasses add a bit of glam to any outfit. 50s cat-eyes (butterfly) and 60s Mod shapes (round, oval) complement chic ensembles: a shift dress, a puffy skirt, a pair of white shorts, rounded neckline tops and precious fabrics.

70s square frames add instant style to casual outfits like loose tunics or wide-leg pants, and, as well as those timeless aviators, they make a perfect team with safari style. 80s ray-ban sunglasses go well with much cooler, masculine influenced outfits or with sexy-diva, a-la-Gucci kind of looks (a short leather jacket is required). Even better if there's some sparkle going on (as in rhinestone appliqué).

 

 

Sunglass Warehouse

As I'm suffering from stylophrenia, I mean I change my style everyday (sorry, bad joke) I need more than one pair of sunglasses (and more shoes, please). Thankfully I found stylish womens sunglasses at less than $20 so I now can accessorize as my fashion-sense pleases. Yep, there are some great "bug-eye" pairs at Sunglass Warehouse; replica or no replica they look cool, are cheap and provide UVA & UVB eye-protection.

Sunglasses summer 2008 - color frames

 

Up: Christian Lacroix, Stella McCartney, Moschino.
Second row: Diane von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld and Moschino C&C.

If you like sports styles like shield sunglasses or narrow lenses team them up with modernist, minimalist looks like those seen in Calvin Klein or Marni collections. Though I would say you should bet on color-frame sunglasses, the most cheerful trend of the summer.

While white, tortoise or black frames ensure a classy look, colorful frames (red, blue, green, yellow, pink...purple, you name it) speak about an eclectic style. Think about upgraded bohemian style or modern globe-trotter and add a pair of red-frame sunglasses.

Sunglass Warehouse colored frames

                      
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I have never liked the large framed sunglasses. I sure hope that this trend ends soon. They cover up too much of someone's face. Sunglasses are meant to accent the face not obstruct its view.

Every time i see people wearing these huge glasses i want to laugh. They remind of the sunglasses that old people put over top of there regular glasses.

I like the small one from the first picture, however, it seems to be the only one not following the trend of making the sunglasses bigger ...

I like the most the red one sunglasses. And the model even looks the best in those one.
Colourful sunglasses are in fashion right now. As all the colourful accessories.

Sunglasses adds up to the persons style. It looks cool specially to the people who knows how to handle such fashion. I love the style of the red sunglasses and the model looks great on it.

I agree that it makes me feel better if my sunglasses match my shoes and/or my handbag.

I like the larger lens size because it flatters the shape of my face. I also own two other styles of sunglasses so that I can wear the sunglasses that go best with whatever I'm wearing.

I love the giant lenses! they really go with my accessories.