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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Versace SS14

Are you a cat eye or round-rimmed sunglasses kind of lady? Perhaps, you have decided to embrace both types of eye-candy this spring and summer.  Both of these retro styles are sharing the spotlight now. I tend to be more about the glamour so naturally am drawn more to the cat eye shades than the round-rimmed shades but as with many things fashion-oriented I refuse to neglect one over the other. 
DSquared2 SS14; Source

Prabal Gurung NYFW14; Source

Prabal Gurung NYFW14; Source



 
Round-rimmed sunglasses were the shades of choice for rock stars in the 1960s and 1970s. As a consequence, they are naturally cool and hip.  So you see, in my opinion, in the battle royale between cat eye and round-rimmed shades there is no clear winner. I may just swap one style for the other all season long. I can equate it to being forced to choose between my spiked patent red leather pumps and my red and white polka-dot cork heels. When you have two superb options, why not let both get some time in the sunshine?


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Of course, one could always wear the oversized shades, known as Jackie Os, that have been at the top of the popular sunglasses chart for many seasons. If they were good enough for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis to wear and Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada they are assuredly the crème de la crème of sunglasses, right?

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; Source
 

Wayfarers too are always a dependable choice. They always remind me of the movie Risky Business; one of Tom Cruise early film career roles. They actually played a pivotal role in that film. If you have not seen the movie it was quite a fun film to watch, in my opinion. I also remember how much Madonna was attached to Wayfarers in the 1980s.  They continue to remain a popular sunglasses’ choice among celebrities today both off and on screen.

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Beyoncé; Source


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Perhaps, neither cat eye or wayfarer sunglasses are your cup of tea. If so, you can still look stylish this season without reaching for a retro-inspired pair of shades. Just grab a pair with mirrored lenses and as fast as you can say abracadabra your shades will give you a look that is simply magical. Mirrored lenses have a vibe that just glares look at how hip and happening I am. I think I just convinced myself to add mirrored sunglasses to my must-haves’ list along with cat eye shades this season. Style stars from bloggers to celebrities are sporting them. What do you think? Do they deserve a thumbs up or a thumbs down?


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Oh, wait. I simply must add a new pair of aviator sunglasses to my style file. They are, after all, despite my avid interest in other styles my favorite type of shades. I have loved them since they made such a memorable appearance in the movie Top Gun.  If you follow me you know how much of a connection I think there is between movies and fashion; two of my loves. I learned long ago that much of my interest in fashion has been prompted by the transformative impact fashionable apparel and accessories has on a films characters or vice versa. Is it the character that rocks the fashion or the fashion that makes certain characters irresistible?

Tom Cruise in Top Gun; Source
 
A lady doesn’t always have to limit herself to just one purchase at a time right? Somehow, I think I will soon be on the hunt for new sunglasses to add to my current stockpile. One can never have too many sunglasses, in my opinion. Just take a look at the fashionistas on the busy streets below. I dare you to choose just one favorite sunglass look. I bet you can't do it. Ok, maybe you can, but I can't.

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I suppose before I conclude, I should give homage to other types of sunglasses  If you are into sports or into just looking like you are, a sporty pair of sunglasses may appeal to you. Do sunglasses with lenses that taper at the temples appeal to you? If so, sporty sunglasses may be just your type.

There are even shield sunglasses, which by the way I think are spectacular. I first became acquainted with them as a child while watching skiers tackle the ski slopes during the Winter Olympics. I also associate them with the type of sunglasses people used to wear a few decades ago after having cataract surgery. I am so glad they are so much cooler now. The modern styles can make a lady look fierce and fabulous.

KTZ in Collaboration with Linda Farrow; Source
 

I also must not forget the appeal of clubmaster sunglasses. If you like your shades with a thick top frame along the brow line maybe they belong in your style file.

Heidi Klum; Source
 

There are also many more geometric-shaped sunglasses available that I have not even addressed but a lady has to stop somewhere, right? I will just briefly mention that square, pentagon and butterfly lenses are also a possibility. If either shape floats your boat, seek and you will find as the saying goes. Maybe you already own a pair. If so, I would love to hear from you. What attracted you to your geometric beauties?

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Rihanna; Source
 

If the lenses shield  your eyes from excessive UVA and UVB rays it really doesn’t matter which type of sunglasses you use to protect your eyes from those rays does it, darling?

Each type of frame has something to commend them don’t they? Maybe, I can help.  Choose a pair, or two or three or more, with the type of frame that complements your facial shape. The end game is to look enticing while you have fun in the sun.  Take a cue from the below catwalk looks and find a pair that is your perfect style and face shape match.
Dior FW2013-2014; Source
Dries van Noten FW14; Source
Fendi Milan SS14; Source

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Prada SS14; Source

 
Burberry London SS14; Source

Phillip Lim 3.1 NYFW SS14


 
Jonathan Saunders SS14; Source
 


Tips for Choosing a Flattering Pair Based on Your Facial Shape:

·         Oval-shaped face: You are in luck because most frame shapes suit your face.

·         Heart-shaped face: Sunglasses that add width to the bottom of your face like a pair of oval-lensed aviators or oversized-shades are your perfect match. The key is to make sure the glasses don’t sit too high and wide on your face.

·         Square-shaped face: Round-rimmed sunglasses or those with oval lenses are your perfect match.

·         Round face: Angular and horizontal frames suit your face shape. Clubmaster sunglasses are a great match for your face shape because of the thick frame at the brow line.

 
What type of eye-candy are you going to choose to keep your peepers safe from the sun’s glare this season? I look forward to your comments and hope you keep them coming. I bid you adieu, for now, with more sunglass looks.

Rihanna; Source
 
Julia Roberts; Source

 


Grace Kelly; Source
 

Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint; Source

Robert Redford; Source






69 comments:

  1. un accessorio irrinunciabile per me!!! non potrei vivere senza ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much for your input on this topic, Graziana.

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  2. I love oversized glasses! I think that they are great for spring/summer and look great with everything :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Elle. Oversized sunglasses are so chic. I have a hard time choosing between sunglasses as you probably know from reading this post. There are just so many different styles I love and with my facial shape I, fortunately, can be versatile with the styles I wear.

      Sharon

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  3. I love this post! Great to read some background on sunglasses shapes.
    I am both :) cateye and round sunglasses lady haha..
    x Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Sandra. You like the retro style sunglasses made famous by movie stars and rock stars. Both styles are so cool.

      Sharon

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  4. Precioso pòst, me encantan las gafas de sol
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    1. Thank you, Elia. I always appreciate your comments so much.

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  5. Great post and tips. I am a 1950/1960's sunglass style type of gal! I love big round sunglasses!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. They are absolutely fabulous. I always equate them with the origination of the bohemian culture. I absolutely love how modern they have become. My favorite round sunglasses were those worn by Rihanna at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show a couple of years ago. I was in total amazement.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Flavia. I will stop by your page and blog.

      Sharon

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  7. Wow! Amazing post dear! Love the Wayfarer! My fav!
    xoxo

    Lady Trends
    http://myladytrends.blogspot.com.es/ NEW POST!!

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    1. Thanks, Rosa. I always appreciate your visits. I just love your blog.

      Sharon

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  8. summer means it's time to experiment with different forms and shapes of sunglasses! I will always love classics like wayfarer, clubmasters, and aviators, but I'm up for something new and different too!

    Check out my latest post on the Blog :)
    AL xx
    RASSP

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    1. I agree with you about experimenting. I am a proponent of expressing oneself through one's own style preferences. Maybe that is why I love so many different sunglass styles. I am so glad you visited. Thanks so much for your comment. I will definitely check out your blog post.

      Sharon

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  9. amazing !
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much. It is great to hear from you. I am stopping by your blog.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks, Valentina. I will definitely check out your latest post. I am so glad you visited.

      Sharon

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  11. Too many sunglasses, I simply can't chose! But I most probably prefer classic models this season.

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    1. I can't choose either. I love so many styles and I enjoy trying new styles so I just can't resist the mirrored lense sunglasses that are so popular right now. They are just so cool. I will never forego my aviators though.

      Sharon

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  12. Great post! I love the sunglasses :)

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  13. love these pics! X

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    1. Hi, Carla. Thanks for commenting. I can never have too many sunglasses. I just love them. I am glad you liked the pictures.

      Sharon

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  14. Hi! :) Thank you for your comment and for retweeting one of my post :)

    I love all these sunglasses but my favorite shape is cat sunglasses :)

    Xo, Giada
    GlamObserver

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Giada. Cat eye sunglasses are so classic and chic.

      Sharon

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  15. thank you for your visit and the lovely comment you left! It was a great experience :) I really love this long eyewear selection...I love sunglasses very much, especially the strangest ones. Thanks for sharing you too :) xoxo ilaria

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    1. Thank you, Ilaria. Yes, the embellished sunglasses are very on-trend. I like unusual sunglasses too.

      Sharon

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  16. Love the post, cat eye looks chic and fun but not sure if it can fit me..lol
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    1. Thanks for visiting, Diana. I was unsure about them too but I have found that I really like the newer versions. The cat eye is not as exaggerated in them but you can still tell they are cat eye. They are so fabulous.

      Sharon

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  17. Dear, your blog is fabulous! I like your photos & your style!
    Everything is perfect!

    would you like to follow each other?

    will be happy to see you in my blog!
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    1. Thank you so much. I would love to follow each other. I hope you can follow back. I look forward to staying in touch.

      Sharon

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  18. Hello dear, thanks for the comments, keep in touch. Good weekend.

    Valentina.

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  19. que fotos mas genniales un post muy chulo!
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    Follow me Facebook Tunuevolook

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I appreciate your comment. I will certainly visit your blog.

      Sharon

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  20. cool glasses <3

    btw. do you want to follow each other?!
    follow me and I'll follow back
    if you want to

    Keep up your great Posts
    Amely Rose from:
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    1. Thank you, Amely. I really appreciate your visit and comment. I will visit your blog and follow you.

      Sharon

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  21. very interesting post!
    I love oversized and wayfarer sunglusses the most!^^
    Follow you! ;D
    xxx
    S
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    1. Hi, Silvia:

      Thank you so much. I have a fondness for oversized glasses as well. I look forward to keeping in touch through visits.

      Sharon

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  22. Oh this post is amazing!! Love sunnies.
    Kisses
    Maggie D
    The Indian Savage diary

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    1. Thanks, Maggie. I am so glad you liked it.

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  23. I love them!!!!
    kiss
    http://www.milanotime.net

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. The different sunglasses are amazing. It makes it hard for me to choose one over the other.

      Sharon

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  24. Funny how I was telling myself there is no hope when it comes to finding a frame that suits me. But, my dear friend pointed out, I should go for a cat-eye to compliment my natural face shape! Lovely selection of photographs. :D

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    1. I know. I fortunately have an oval face so can wear a variety of shades but at the same time there are so many choices I can never just buy a single pair of sunglasses.

      Sharon

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  25. Me encantan las gafas, me han encantado las fotos!!
    Bss guapa
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  26. Great post. And Robert Redford at the very end! Love it.
    Thank you for the visit and your comment.
    fashionfascinate.blogspot.com

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  27. Wish you a great day!
    xoxo
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  28. Beautiful selection! Love the glasses!!

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    1. Thanks so much. The sunglasses are so irresistible.

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  29. Hi, Sharon! Great post! Loved your blog! It´s very instructive. XO...

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    1. Thank you, Keziah. I appreciate the compliment. I am happy you enjoyed reading this post.

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  30. Ahahah! You're right, Sharon, we thought the same thing! You did a very nice selection! I'm a super fan of cat-eye sunglasses!
    Kisses
    Oriana

    www.stylexis.com

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    1. Hi, Oriana:

      Thanks for visiting. Cat eye sunglasses have grown on me. I like them so much now.

      Sharon

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  31. wow, I just love Lady gaga and Rihanna's sunglasses. I love your postings! :)

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    1. I am glad you like the post, Nahyeon. The sunglasses worn by both are so unique and chic.

      Sharon

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    1. I will follow you, Flavia. I hope you can follow back. My facebook page is associated with Far Fetched.

      Sharon

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  33. Amazing article <3 I wish i can have them all lol, loved the collection and the tips.
    Thank you alot Sharon that was helpful and great post!~^_^ <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Jojo. I am glad you enjoyed the post.

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  34. so many nice pairs!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's £250+ worth of beauty products up for grabs on my blog right now, click here!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Helen. I will stop by your blog for sure.

      Sharon

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  35. Cat eye sunglasses are my favourite :)

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    1. They are quite retro and fun. I can understand why you like them so much. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

      Sharon

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