Spring has finally, finally, fiiiinnnnaaalllyyy sprung here in New York and i took full advantage of the sun rays by going shopping for some new frames! If you didn't already know this about me, i am obsessed with sunglasses! I even have a designated display drawer for my coveted collection, shown here. I previously talked about a trendy new pair of sunnies being an affordable way to add a new flare to an old outfit in this post! Its such a good way to stay in style by updating your existing wardrobe, and not spend too much!
Trendy frames are readily available in the accessory section of just about every clothing store. Not to mention at beauty supply stores, street vendors and on your instagram feed! But i have three trusty spots that hold me down with the latest styles, and under 20 bucks a pair!
My go to spot for new sunnies is Aldo Shoes! The best advantage to getting your sunnies from Aldo Shoes is being able to try them on right then and there to help you narrow down the pair/s to take home; as well as their seasonal promotion of 2 for $25! During my trip this past weekend i picked up three really cute pairs!
I intended to try the Retro 90's inspired trend in the thin, oval or flat top moon cat eye shape seen being worn at the tip of the nose, but its taking a little longer for the look to grow on me. The closest i got to it was this rose gold translucent pair with an oversized angled shape!
The second pair was a classic aviator style with a purple iridescent reflection. I needed a pair that would compliment both silver and gold hardware in an outfit. The purple hue is a bonus detail that breaks up the black on black! Available here!
The last pair from Aldoshoes is probably my favorite! Its an updated version of the classic cat eye in an exaggerated white frame! Fresh and perfect for the new season! Ughhh Aldo get my coins every time!😩
My favorite online retailer is ZeroUV.com. They have an easy to navigate website with literally thousands of selections! You can shop categories such as Shape, Trend, or by gender. You could spend a whole day trying to narrow down your purchase! Most pairs retails for $10. Once you check out your selections their delivery is relatively quick! My last order i feel like it came within 3 days! Let me check my email...yea it came in three days after my shipment notice, and i was able to rock my sunnies that same weekend! I got three new pairs from them as well, including this dope green and red Gucci inspired square frame!
If you're into designer frames and your style is to be unique and stand out you will love Nroda, formerly TNEMRODA Eyewear. I was introduced to this online, blackgirlmagic owned, brand by a fellow blogger who ran a giveaway sponsored by the brand. I was the lucky winner of gift card to use towards a purchase. It took monthssss to make my selection. The frames this brand features are truly unique i couldn't handle the pressure, and kinda copped out, and chose two rather tame selections😩! Fly nonetheless! I've developed a fondness for both the owner Samantha and the line, the customer service was superb!🤗 I keep tabs on the new arrivals for when i feel like treating myself! You should definitely check them out on instagram @nroda!
Now, when it come to picking the perfect pair i forgo any rules to regulate my style! For the affordable frames i pick up its not that serious for me to be critical of the frames suiting my face shape. If i were buying a designer pair id pay attention to the size, shape, and fit. But, i love to have fun with this disposable accessory so there are no restrictions! Most times they don't even fit me properly since i don't have much of a nose bridge, they sit on my cheeks! But i live for a cute new pair!
If you don't know where to start or maybe intimidated by the trends you can always stick to safe options. I have a few classic pairs in the cat eye shape; in staple colors such as Red, White, and Tortoise. As well as the aviatar style frames. These two never goes out of style! Each year the trends may change and these classics may get an updated look but you can't go wrong with adorning an ensemble with either of those classic shapes.
With the 8 new pairs i've added to my collection i have to make the tough call of which ones i will have to get rid of to accommodate the new additions! That, or get creative with finding alternative ways to store them! Nothing pinterest can't fix! How many pairs of sunnies do you own?