I’m going to put my neck out here and say I’m thankful I don’t have a Kanye in my life emailing me about which sunglasses I should be wearing… 😉
It seems we have him to thank for the comeback of the tiny 90s Matrix-style specs that have taken hold this summer in the Insta fashionscape and IRL too, lol! The interesting observation being that those wearing them are no longer hiding behind huge shades and confronting the world and camera lenses full on…
Ok, that may or may not be the case, – thesis on how social media has affected how we interact with the world forthcoming! – but either way having tried both oversized and the teeny tiny shades in my time, I’ve long come to terms with the fact that actually it’s the just-right medium frames that I feel most comfortable in, most myself and which suit me the best. Deeper thoughts on what that says about my psychology to also be discussed at later date, lol! (*Likes to be normal, much?*)
But seriously, the styles I’m really liking at the moment are with lenses that gradiate in colour – I love how retro and 70s this looks, plus it has the added bonus of not being too dark, which is what I prefer for being able to better see around me for taking photos.
A medium sized frame in a classic style tends to be what I find most reliable. I knew just looking at them these Silhouette Urban Sun frames would work well – cool colour, soft, rounded frame, nice and light to hold. And it kind of takes the agony out of choosing sunglasses when you can just reliably pick out the pair guaranteed to suit you!
And momentarily back to the psychology part – oversized has always felt too flamboyant and look-at-me for me, while the teeny frames I just don’t find comfortable to wear and the design sharpness that usually goes hand in hand with smaller styles feels just too pointy! I prefer a softer, more comfortable approach that feels good to wear and to me, looks just right!
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What I’m Wearing
Sunglasses | Silhouette
Shirt* | Find Official
Jeans | Levi’s
Shoes* | Kurt Geiger
Earrings* | Hush
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Photography on Olympus Pen E-PL9 (and tripod!) with 12mm lens. Use BLOGGER10 discount code to buy both Pen and lens here.