Probably the best way to be mistaken for a celebrity is to have a wonderful selection of fabulous sunglasses at your disposal. They can hit just the right balance between being incognito and calling attention to yourself. How can something so small change an entire look or mood of an outfit.
People are using sunglasses to make a fashion statement. They are a way to individualize an outfit that might not consist of more than a t-shirt and a pair of shorts or blue jeans. Eyewear has become the hottest new accessory. People are building a wardrobe of sunglasses much like they would with shoes or handbags and matching them to their outfits.
“They are jewelry for the face,” says fashion designer James Mischka, who, with his partner Mark Badgley, has introduced their first Badgley Mischka sunglasses collection. They are known for they ornate line of evening wear and are now applying those same principles to the frames by adding Swarovski crystals, laser-cut inlays and pearls onto the frames.
Lining on the inside of the arms has also become very chic as well as eye catching. Stripes, polka dots and leopard prints are just a few that you will see on such brands as Donna Karan, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade and Dolce & Gabbana.
Sunglasses do represent more than just a fashion statement. Polarization, which is a filter that absorbs the reflective glare, can now be injected into the lens instead of simply being added to it and that makes for a high quality, clearer lens.
In the early 1970’s my mother had very large sunglasses with white frames. I wish she still had them.