Looks like the Bay Area’s finally been blessed with a few days of sun after the torrential downpour that was just last weekend. To celebrate, Helen forced everyone to use her sunblock (Blue Lizard, if you’re curious, and it actually smells decent!). But while sunblock will shield your skin, you’ll also need sunglasses to shade your delicate eyes. We all have wayfarers (real or knockoff) already, so stand out and try some of these on for size.
While everyone else has been on about those Alexander Wang cat-eye sunnies, I am actually most influenced by Prada’s rounded cat-eyes. The clear frames are just reminiscent enough of the epic chandelier awesomeness of the collection, and those bright orange lips are my biggest makeup inspiration for spring. Here are some look-alikes at much lower prices (including the pair I’m wearing!)
I’ve been really into neutrals and warm tones like dark brown and beige, so it’s no surprise that I would love Karen Walker’s new eyewear collection. Thick frames, sharp angles and a bold tortoiseshell pattern are the elements that stood out most to me. These pairs from look like they’d fit right into the collection, and they’re incredibly affordable too!
A round-up would hardly be complete without at least 3 things, in my opinion, but I can’t think of any other designers’ sunglasses I loved, so my third: florals. Sure, they might be predictable for spring, but that doesn’t make them any less relevant. Surprisingly subtle, these sunglasses announce that spring is here without being overtly girly about it.