Trends come and go, but when you find the right statement accessory, it adds a little something extra to your look and makes you feel like yourself. I’m from Southern California, so sunglasses have always been a necessity, not just an extra addition to my outfit. It seems like every season there is a new trend in sunglasses. One minute Big Bug Eye sunglasses are all the rage, the next people want tiny lenses – the list goes on. I’ve definitely spent a lot of time in the sunglasses department of a department store, trying on pair after pair and feeling a bit like Goldilocks. One is too big, the other is too small and I have never been able to find one that is just right. When I was a teenager, I was gifted a pair of Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Polarized Sunglasses ($163, originally $213), and no other style has ever compared.
Sure, I’ve dabbled with a few sunglasses that are more of the moment, but at the end of the day, I consistently reach for my Aviators.
These are the sunglasses that look good on everyone for every occasion. They’re polarized, so they actually protect against the sun, and they manage to be both sporty and refined. I wear them to work out, run errands, go out to eat, etc. and they always look good. They’re never out of place, and besides, I’ve never met anyone who looks bad in them. I see my Ray-Bans as a great T-shirt or classic jeans; I will always have them in my life. Sure, I’ve dabbled with a few sunglasses that are more of the moment, but at the end of the day, I consistently reach for my Aviators.
I have the green lenses with the gold hardware in the standard size, and the pair are elegant and timeless. Every time I leave my house, I grab four things: my phone, my AirPods, my lip balm, and my fliers. If I have it, that’s all I need. Also, I’ve had these glasses for years, and they haven’t cracked, broken, or fallen apart; they are practically like new. Believe me when I say, these are the glasses to invest in this summer.
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