Recently I’ve seen some seriously swoon worthy statement sunglasses and am gathering that they are all the rage.
Omg, don’t even get me started on D&G! Roses, Crystals, Geometric, Huge!
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good pair of sunglasses. They make me weak. My whole life I’ve collected them. Gucci, Versace, Chanel, Vintage Dior, Bvlgari, John Lennon limited edition, you name it.
In fact, I once bought a pair of sunglasses just because they were supposedly worn by Audrey Hepburn in a movie. Impulse buy? Maybe.
I would scour the Sunglass counters, specialty shops and auctions and the bigger or the funkier the better!
Aside from collecting, I think sunglasses are the perfect accessory to invest in because, well, first off, everyone needs them and secondly, everyone sees them. They are almost as important as makeup or clothes if you ask me (or at least that’s what I tell myself). They did come in handy when I lived in West Texas for a hot second and needed protection from the horrid mixture of dust and wind. Too bad no one could see me looking fabulous. If only The Ivy’s patio was in West Texas!
In all seriousness, though…
Your sunglasses really do give people a sense of who you are. Fun, serious, funky, bold… Or all of the above depending on the day.
I recently had a pair of my favorite sunglasses stolen along with my purse,
the sunglasses were irreplaceable.
Vintage Versace with the Medusa logo. They reminded me a little bit of Andy Warhol and a little bit Johnny Depp playing Willy Wonka which is exactly why I bought them at Nordstrom long enough ago to be considered vintage and had them back in rotation.
After this theft the first thing I attempted to replace were my Versace’s and I got pretty close, but to give you some perspective into my love of unique sunglasses, I replaced them before ordering new credit cards, before buying a new bag, a new wallet, which was also irreplaceable, etc.
I think statement sunglasses of all shapes and sizes will always be in. I’ll never feel embarrassed when someone compares me to a bug behind my back, or cracks a joke about me wearing sunglasses indoors somewhere (believe me it’s happened).
It’s their problem if they don’t get it, because I know Karl Lagerfeld would be on my side, and you know what they say… “Coco made me do it”.
So, I say obsess over crystallized, cat eyed, bug eyed, violet hued or whatever kind of sunglasses you’re into and at any price point and wear them proud. You can’t see the haters through your shades.