Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies

Ever since my little brother went Godzilla on my ultra-favorite pair of oversized sunnies at a pool party several years ago, I’ve learned to never have fewer than two go-to pairs of sunglasses within arms reach. A girl never knows when she may fall victim to a fash-related emergency, so back-ups are always a must. It doesn’t matter if your shades are from a gas station or designed by the latest fashion guru, a fabulous pair of on-trend sunnies can be found at all price points. As trendy lenses go, oversized and vintage frames have been on the rise and this summer expect to see your favorite retro classics reworked to give them a contemporary look, such as stylistic cat eye shades, bright neons and even eclectic prints.

When it comes to purchasing your summer shades, don’t forget to consider the shape and size of the frames. The goal is to accentuate your best facial features while adding a dash of fash to your summer ensembles. As much as we all wish we could rock celebrity-esk sunnies, not everyone has the face for it. The easiest rule to determining which pair works best for you is to always go with the shape that contrasts the shape of your face the most. For example, if you have a round face opt for square shades and vise versa. And remember, for those oceanside occasions, make sure to go with sunglasses that offer up 99 to 100 percent protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies

Below you’ll find some of my favorite affordable but chic shades perfect for the year’s sunniest season:

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies
The brighter the better. For beachy bathing suit days, try rocking these on-trend neon frames for a colorful and cute go-to summer look.

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies
Cat eye frames are the trendiest of the vintage shades these days. Add some retro flare to your collection of sunnies with these stunning LC Lauren Conrad shades.

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies
These oversized square frames from Mimi’s Boutique are the ideal sunnies for those of you with a round or oval face. My favorite perk… the oversized frames are perfect to hide behind on those makeup-less days.

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies
Have a diamond or inverted triangle shaped face? Then these trendy ASOS sunnies are for you! I love the round shape and light colored frames, which will pair flawlessly with your neutral ensembles.

Tinted Love: My Favorite Summer Sunnies
Add a youthful kick to your colorful summer ensembles with these funky Fred Flare sunnies.

Which summer shades are you dying to rock?

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P.S. Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s top 10 favorite sunglasses too!

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  • chelsea lee bennett

    love your nails!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    Thanks for the tips Anna! I love your outfit! Super adorable!


  • Petra Zeller

    Great Post. Love the oversize Sunny. You looking gorgeous :)
    xoxo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com <– check out my first Outfit Post πŸ˜‰ thanks

  • T Girl

    Anna, looooove this outfit. Your site is becoming a daily must for me. Thanks for the tips.

  • DancesWithHooves

    ANNA! Great post! Please share what nail polish are you wearing – it’s adorable!!!

  • Shannon H

    The tips are amazing, but once again your outfit is stealing my attention. Where’s it from. I want everything.

  • Closet Fix

    Hi All!!

    I never leave home without my sunnies! The oversized ones are my ultimate favs. Whenever I’m having a bad hair day or I have to jet out the house without makeup (gasp), I just reach for those and instantly I’m incognito. They’re the perfect closet fix;)


    Simmy P.


  • Melissa mould

    great pic of shades, they’re all lush and love this outfit in general. I live in blazers. Featured a few looks with blazers on my blog this week – you can check them out here http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • Krista Gray

    Cute! I’m a big fan of cat’s eye sunglasses…love these picks from Christine at court+hudson:


  • Amy Breckenridge

    the oversized sunnies are definitely my favorite!! :)


  • Martin M

    Stop it! LC glasses? Oh Im so in love with that. Have to have them :)



  • heidi kokborg

    Love your outfit! :) I am a huge fan of oversized sunglasses or ray ban sunnies :) But those LC sunglasses are a must this summer! :)

  • Jessa Kaiser

    Absolutely love all the sunglasses! <3


  • JennySue Makeup

    Love the idea of printed glasses these days- just bought a cute black n white paisley pair, so I really like the last colorful pair! Can’t do the round glasses thing, too Yoko Ono for me, and I’m not hippie cool enough! Ha!

    I’m a mommy with a makeup problem…http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

  • Jaclyn Schler

    I love those LC Cat-Eye glasses! So chic for summer! Need to order those asap…


  • Laura R

    I like the nail polish :) where can i get it?

  • Rachel Trampel

    Great post Anna! Love your dress and sparkly pink nails! Oversized sunnies or avaiators are my go-to pairs, LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! Might need to pick up some red, blue or orange shades this year!


  • Irizarry Francheska

    Love the entire outfit : ) specially nails.

  • Lauren Mayet

    First off, that outfit is cute including the nails. Secondly I love all those sunglasses, but don’t know if I could pull off those funky ones.

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I’m loving the LC Cat Eyes!! Cat eye Frames have always been my favorite! I also love the Oversized frames & the Fred Flare Wayfarers! I LOVE sunnies! Give your face a break from the make-ups, and slap on some lip gloss & your sunnies! You’re ready to go!

  • Brooke Branch

    I love the LC Lauren Conrad oversized sunnies! And you can never go wrong with some Ray-Ban Aviators.

  • Katjusha Bricman
  • Amber Welles

    OMG, Anna this post is amazing. I love your outfit.

  • Kelby Peachey

    Great post Anna!! Thanks for making this so simple! I never would of thought to pick sunglasses the opposite of my face shape. DUH moment for me!


  • Elena N

    Love the LC oversized glasses!! but I also like the coloured ones! Great post and thanks for the tips Anna!

  • Michelle LaPorte

    I just got a new pair of oversized Ray Ban Aviators!! My favorites!!

    XO Michelle


  • Liesl

    Love love love having the perfect pair of sunglasses! At the moment, I have the classics; Ray-Ban Wayfarers in black, and Ray-Ban Aviators in gold with black lenses.

    I really want to get the perfect pair of tortoiseshell sunnies this year! I’d love some suggestions!

    Liesl xxx


  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    The oversized shades are my fav! I’m simple :) I just bought a pair of plastic aviators that I am obsessed with!

  • Meghan Conard

    Loving the cat-eye frames!



  • Chelsea Underwood

    LOVE the color nail polish in the photo! What is it?

  • Allisyn Shindle

    I really want a pair of the Ray Ban Clubmasters. I’ve had my eye on them for a while!

  • Shona

    Is itpossible that you, Anna James, are one of the most stylish people on the planet!!! You always look awesome :)

  • Melissa mould

    I love these shades, great picks. I’ve featured on my blog today my new fave pair and also my absolutely favourite summer maxi skirt. You can check it out here: http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • Charlie Ravens

    still true to my Rayban’s :)

    Though since I’m currently living in Italy, I might ‘sin’ on a new Persol pair.


  • Melissa Panici

    I definately want the LC shades!!

  • Stephanie McDonnell

    Those cat eye sunnies are mine! Man, between LC and Whippy Cake accessories, rent isn’t going to get paid. πŸ˜‰


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  • Kara Altier

    silver, reflecting aviators!!!

  • Christine Rosko

    I love sunglasses. I wear them year-round. Who says it’s not sunny in winter?! Love your LC by Lauren Conrad glasses..


  • Anood Lari

    I’m looking for good cateye sunglasses.

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    I have a post on sunglasses in my blog!


  • Rebecca Lawson

    OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!!!!! You are my fashionista idol! :)

    You always look so very pretty and well put together. When do we get to see your FASH line in stores? I would buy ALL of your clothes in a heartbeat!!

    Love you Anna! My best. Rebecca

  • Rebekah W

    amazing outfit combination :) and i love those sunnies you’re wearing. very nice! wish they would suit me so good as you!



  • Valerie Lynn

    ohh…the last pair is to die for!!! :))

  • Emilie

    I love sunnies but I always look like a big eyed bee :(

    xo Emilie

    PS please check out my latest blog post @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Umbrella Drink

    These are perfect for summer!

    Check out these celebrity fashions all for under $50! http://www.umbrelladrink.com/celebrity-trends-under-50/

  • Melissa mould

    great post Anna, loving the outfit too, and the sparkly nails.

    Mel x


  • Chastity Martin

    I have really gotten into the cateye style this year.


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