If there’s one thing that’s all the rage right now, it’s sunscreen. For the past few years, people have been rediscovering the importance of SPF and protecting our precious skin. From moisturizers to lip balms to protective gear like hats and tunics, it seems that everyone has jumped on the anti-UV bandwagon. I’m not one to argue, but I think we’re overlooking a little something. What about those baby blues (or browns, or greens, or hazels, or whatevers) of yours? Do they not deserve the same attention and concern?
The sun’s harmful rays can be just as detrimental to your eyes as to your skin, so if you’re still walking around outside squinting and blocking the light with your hands, it’s time to make a change. Unlike sunscreen, which can smell, be sticky and greasy, and which needs to be reapplied every 2-3 hours, sunglasses are a legitimate part of fashion. So there’s absolutely no excuse have a pair resting atop your little nose. Whether you be classic, sporty, crazy, vintage or somewhere in between, there’s a pair for you. Love outrageous prints? We’ve got you covered. Unique shapes? Yep, got that too. Classic silhouettes? Uh huh. Throwbacks to a past decade? I think you see where I’m going at this point. So click through and get inspired, and then hit the stores and snag a pair of your own. And tell me, what’s your sunglass style?
After graduating from college in ’09, Allyson Barkan flew off to Greece to teach English Literature at a private high school and explore Greek and European culture for a year. Since returning stateside, she now works in Entertainment Public Relations in New York City. For travel advice, stray observations as a 20-something in the big city, and the occasional hilarious misadventure, follow Allyson atwww.allysonbarkan.com and on twitter at @aebarkan.