Summer is here and that means it’s time to talk about the season’s most important staple: Sunnies. I have an obsession with sunglasses, if money were limitless I could easily have drawers full. While I used to work at a small boutique and grab a few pairs of inexpensive frames each paycheck with a great employee discount, I’ve since gotten rid of that collection and traded up for designer frames.
I hear people say all the time that they lose or break sunglasses so easily that they wouldn’t dare spend a good amount of money on a pair of sunglasses because of the fear something may happen to them. I used to be one of those people too, but since buying my first pair of Ray-Bans in 2013 I realized that spending more means you put more value into the frame, which in turn MAKES you keep track of them and forces you to take better care of them. Aside from that, most designer frames come with a warranty so if for some reason they break, they are most likely protected and you can get a replacement pair very quickly.
Unless I find a great steal, I now only add one new pair of sunglasses to my collection a year. Because these are shades I’m going to be constantly wearing on a daily basis, I don’t mind spending a little more. A good way to think of the sunglasses investment is just like you do make-up, if you wear make-up daily you want to buy a decent foundation that won’t clog your pores and give you acne, and you don’t mind spending a little extra to ensure it keeps your skin healthy. In the same way, a great pair of sunglasses that you can wear every single day will jazz up your outfit and keep you looking stylish all the time. If you don’t mind spending $40 a month on a great foundation, why would you mind spending what equates to less than $1 per day on an accessory that goes with all your best outfits?
Last year I added the classic black Ray-Ban Wayfarers in 13″ to my collection, and this year I went with a 60’s throwback tortoise shell frame from Prada. I love how the Prada frames match the season’s festival trends perfectly, while my Ray-Bans and their classic silhouette can easily be paired with anything in the closet!