Look, I realize there are certain situations where sunglasses just aren't necessary. Like, you know, when you're sleeping or out at night after the sun has set. (Though, technically, the light from the sun is reflecting off the moon, so maybe they should be necessary, but I'll save that debate for another time.) As a SoCal resident, I can tell you that sunglasses are an essential part of every outfit. I wear mine when it's sunny or cloudy, when I'm dressed up or down, with or without makeup, so I like to keep my closet well-stocked with options.
Which brings me to the subject of today's article: the sunglass styles I'm shopping for spring. Given that the majority of my time is spent at home these days, I was fully ready to spend hours searching online for versatile, modern styles. But then I stumbled across two insanely stylish women (Sai De Silva and Amy Lefévre) wearing the most perfect pair from Michael Kors (the Manhasset, for those asking), and there was no need to continue my hunt. It took all of a minute to scoop up my own pair from Sunglass Hut. Need proof that they are, in fact, that good? Keep scrolling to see two perfect spring outfits that prove sunnies are an essential part of any look and shop other pairs I have my eye on, too.
"Even though we're temporarily at home, it's important to me to dress up because it makes me feel good about myself and more confident," says Lefévre, who is drawn to sunglasses for that very reason. "Sunglasses add a level of mystique to any look and give me an extra confidence boost for when I go out about town. This pair, in particular, is glamorous with a modern flair, and it perfectly compliments the outfit."
Next on the list of very important things to talk about: said outfit. The coordinated bucket hat and trench give off major '90s vibes (hello, logos) but still feel exceptionally modern. White sneakers? Check. Matching socks? Yup. Perfectly layered gold jewelry? A delightful bonus that really pulls the outfit together.
Photo:Sai De Silva
De Silva agrees, telling me that her outfits feel incomplete without sunglasses. "They always make me feel like I’m channeling my alter ego. You know, the It girl with a fearless fashion sense and a bring-it-on type of attitude," she explains. "A good pair gives your outfit that finishing touch, and these feel like a modern take on classic Hollywood glamour."
Speaking of classic Hollywood glamour… De Silva's trench coat. Is there anything more classic for spring? Gonna go with no. "Pairing it with white combat boots and a matching handbag feels like the ideal mixture of timeless and trendy," says De Silva, who describes her style as just that but likes to keep an open mind. "I love fashion because it's constantly changing and leaves plenty of room for creativity and playfulness." And that my friends, is what spring dressing is all about.
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