One thing that’s for certain when you live in Southern California is the necessity for sunglasses. Since they’re a part of your everyday wardrobe, I feel you can never have too many. I wanted to share with you my 5 favorite pairs of sunglasses and how I put them on display so they’re easy to grab before I run out the door.
These days my eyes have become so sensitive to the sun that even on overcast, foggy mornings I still have to grab a pair sunglasses. I try whenever possible to purchase high-quality polarized lenses, but it never hurts to have a handful of inexpensive options that won’t make you collapse into a ball of tears if you lose them, forget them at a restaurant, have them stolen, drop them or a big wave knocks you over and they’re gone to the sea forever. All of these things have happened to me and ALL of them were with expensive pairs of sunglasses. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way.
I love how sunglasses can completely change an outfit. They come in a bazillion different styles, lenses and colors making the possibilities endless. Here are 5 favorite sunglasses that I’m currently loving —
- Maui Jim “Baby Beach” Polarized Aviators ($300)
- Ray-Ban “Chris” 54mm Gradient Lens ($140)
- Quay Australia “After Hours” ($55)
- Ray-Ban “Erika” 54mm Polarized Classics ($160)
- LOFT “Double Bridge Metallic Sunglasses” (similar here for $12!)
As you can see, I have well more than 5 pairs of sunglasses, but I wear all of them (honestly I do)! A recently new pair I got from the brand Quay Australia called “Flint” are in constant rotation as well. I’m quickly becoming obsessed with this brand for affordable, stylish pairs of sunnies. A lot of the styles however I’m not quite cool enough to wear.
Now for how I display my collection of sunglasses. I’ve seen gorgeous closets where they have their sunglasses stored in rollout drawers or in a cute tray surrounded by their shoes and handbags. It LOOKS adorable, but for me the functionality would not work. I need my sunglasses right where I can grab them before I head out the door. I found this large wood tray at the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few years ago and use it on top of the built-n cabinet that’s right by our front door (that organizes all of Dexie’s things). It’s the perfect way to organize all my sunglasses, keep a selection of dog treats on hand, our house keys and an arrangement of (faux) flowers to make it all look pretty. Simple, but functional.
What are some of your favorite pairs of sunglass styles or brands that you love to wear? I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for new pairs!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.