During the spring and summer months when the sun shines its brightest, we pull out our most stylish shades and allow them to speak the language of our style. Just as clothing trends and fads peek in and out each season, the shades that help us acquire our chic incognito looks do as well, which makes it all the more fun! This spring/summer season is all about bringing the retro soulful and sultry 70s back with cool shaped shades channeling that of Jackie O and incorporating them into our modern day interpretations.
I’m a bit obsessed with the fashions of the late 60s and 70s because they provided people with so much freedom and expression to define themselves through their personal style with color, texture, accessories, layering, patterns, color blocking….ughhh..I could go on forever! It was all about glamour and standing OUT in the crowd..I secretly wish I was around back then when it was all being born. Ok, back to shades… when I began my search for some cool shades that were both stylish and price friendly, the first place that came to mind was H&M. Yes, it’s true everybody and their mom may just have the same shades as you, but it’s all about how YOU wear them and the voice you give them to speak the language of YOUR style. As I perused around the vast selection of shades, I came across THESE! Nice big lenses, not quite a rectangle..but not quite a circle, tinted to add a bit of mystery= perfect for me…
H&M had to have over 20 different styles of shades when I went, all priced between $5.50-$7.50. Shortly after, I attended the Accessories Council Mother’s Day Top Picks event and scored these “I’m feeling a liiiiiitle fancy” shades…they are from Michael Kors’ new Calista collection, retail: $200..
Yes, these ones make me feel a little special. They are the perfect addition to a nice spring look,sure to turn heads!
Of course I’m never satisfied…well…a girl can’t have too many shades, so I kept on my hunt for more and came across these circle frame “Is that Jackie O?..nope” beauties that I could not resist!
These sent me for a loop! It was love at FIRST try on! ha… I scored these at Urban Outfitters for just $10! When I tell you that Urban Outfitters had a selection of about 30 different shade types, it’s probably an understatement! I mean…they must have pulled out Mom’s photos from way back when, and made shades of ALL types…it was simply amazing. I can officially say I’ve been to shade heaven.
..Those are all fine and dandy, but how can one approach a season inspired by such glamorous-ITY and not own a pair of the infamous “Cat-eye” shades? I know I wasn’t going to be the one caught without them!
IloveThem.com …I also got these from H&M on a recent random trip, $7.50!
Of course those around me have been hearing me babble about my latest style inspirations and one day on a visit to see my 87 year old great grandmother, she went into her draw full of things and pulled out these shades that were LITERALLY made in the 70s!!! I DIED A SLOW GLORIOUS DEAATTHHHHH!!!!!
They will NEVER leave my sight!!!
If you REALLY want to stand apart and make a statement without out saying ONE word, try these on for size!…
The celebrity eye wear designer, SB Shades creates some of the most innovative and expressive shades on the scene right now! He is the eye wear designer for Lady Gaga amongst many other of the fashion elite, and you know if he’s got them, he’s good! All I can say is, wear these and watch what happens! Check out an exclusive interview I did with SB Shades, and checkout his new collection “COEXIST” ,premiered at NY Fashion Week!
We all know that the momma wearer of shades is my STYLECON June Ambrose!!! To know her, is to know her shades! They are her signature… even when exercising! I had to post a few phots of her and the fab shades because she wears them effortlessly and faithfully!
Throughout the rest of spring and summer, I can assure you that several pairs of shades will be added to this collection..I just can’t get enough of them!
What shade styles are you feeling this spring/summer? I’d love to hear!