While I may complain about living in a small city, there is one thing little old Perth has going for it and that is the weather. This weekend, we'll be experiencing a heatwave and while I love summer and any normal Australian would be hitting up the beach, I'll definitely be staying indoors. I've never been one for outdoor activities and I hate getting tanned (perhaps I'm not a normal girl either?). However, when I do venture outside, I always make sure I've got a pair of sunnies on me as it's so important to protect yourself from those harsh rays. Sunglasses are a great way to accessorise an outfit too, so I thought I'd do a blog post on my sunglasses collection (my three pairs of Lolita heart-shaped sunglasses don't count!) and what I'll be sporting this summer.
The only designer glasses I've ever owned (including my prescription glasses) are Ray-Bans and I guess that's because they're one of those classic brands I know I can rely on. They fit well, come in a wide variety of designs and in terms of designer glasses, aren't as extortionately priced as other brands. I must've bought my first pair about five years ago and they're still as good as new. They're the New Wayfarers RB2132 and I'm sure everyone owns at least one pair of Wayfarers or wore them at some point. They're such a classic style that seems to suit everyone and they're definitely my most loved pair out of my little bunch.
When I heard about the Ray-Ban Ice Pop Collection, I immediately jumped on board these cute and colourful sunglasses. As the newest addition to my collection, I naturally bought the grape shade of the Ice Pop Original Wayfarers because if I can get it in lilac, I'll always choose lilac. On a downside, the clear gradient blue lens means they aren't as dark as my green lensed black Wayfarers and I also think I prefer the shape of the New Wayfarers. While I do love these sunglasses, I think they were definitely more made for style as opposed to sun protection and I think it's important to note that when buying coloured sunglasses, they can be little harder to coordinate with outfits since they aren't black. However, I will happily accept the challenge for my love of the colour.
I'd been wanting a pair of cat eye sunglasses for the longest time and while I've seen some beautiful Dior ones, I can't justify the price as I'm not sure how much use I'd get out of them. When I was contacted by Choies a few months ago, I had a browse of the sunglasses and decided to buy these Wing Detail Cat Eye Sunglasses myself as I loved the shape and they were affordable. I can't decide if I want to invest in a designer pair of cat eye sunglasses, so for now, these ones are perfect for when I want to mix things up with my style.
I've never been one for op shopping as I'm not really good at it (where are they hiding all the cute stuff?!), but when I spotted these super cool sunglasses, I just couldn't pass them up. I'm not exactly sure what decade they're from, but they've definitely got that retro vibe, which I just love.
I'm not sure what my next new set of frames will be. I do love the look of the Ray-Ban Clubmasters, but for now, I content with what I have, which is a nice feeling as I'm forever wanting to buy new things! What are your favourite pair of sunglasses?