The sun is shining and the weather’s warm. It’s time to get outside — which means it’s also time to protect your peepers from harmful UV rays. Scary and true: extended UV exposure can cause temporary vision loss.
The good news is that shielding your eyes from harmful rays doesn’t have to mean wearing bulky, unattractive shades. With so many eyewear options and trends this summer, you’re guaranteed to find sunglasses that provide the necessary safety while fitting your personal style. Sensuous cat eyes, kooky colourful rims, retro-inspired shades and stylish summer classics are at the ready to spice up your summer looks. (And, yes, I know cat eye sunglasses are retro — but they’re so cool that they need a category of their own!)
The feline eye-liners favoured by film sirens like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and TV’s original Catwoman herself, the purr-fect Eartha Kitt, simply ooze sensuality. Slip into a pair of these sultry shades and you’re guaranteed to be the cat’s meow.
Summer is all about sun, fun and adventure. So are these cool, quirky, colourful shades, which make a statement so you don’t have to.
Revisit the ’70s and ’80s this summer without ever setting foot in a time machine. These voguish retro sunglasses — in round rims and statement-making silhouettes — will ensure you stand out in a sea of shades.
While quirky frames are fun to wear, there’s nothing like the classics. Make sure you always have a pair of wayfarers, aviators or celeb-worthy oversized sunnies in your summer wardrobe.
Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, blogger and fashion enthusiast who lives, works and shops in Toronto, ON. Her work has appeared in FASHIONMagazine.com, FILLERMagazine.com, HuffingtonPost.ca, and Sway magazine. Read her posts every Wednesday on Slice.ca.