who’s the fairest of them all?
Mirrored sunglasses made huge fashion strides this past summer. The unlikely style became somewhat of a versatile, must-have trend, ideal for an important meeting, a day out at the beach with some red lipstick, or perfect for a quick errand dash. But what is it that has so many of us smitten with the chic, rebellious flare that these glasses seem to exude?
Having made their slow but steady comeback over the past seasons, with design houses like Gucci on board, mirrored frames are set to be the biggest AW/14 to SS/15 trend yet. What makes them especially versatile is that they come in a variety of different shapes so there’s really something for everyone whether it’s a new spin on the classic wayfarer or transforming aviator styles to more of a statement piece. The trend is also ideal for those who wish to merge two trends together, like round Lennon inspired glasses with mirrored lenses, or striking fluorescent colours.
But it isn’t all smoke and mirrors, there are practical purposes to the style too..
Mirrored sunglasses have a reflective optical coating on the outside of the lenses to make them appear like small mirrors. The trend for this season sees all different colours, but particularly in red, blue and green. Although it is easy to think that they are purely for aesthetic purposes, they do also have a practical purpose as the mirror coating decreases the amount of light passing through the tinted lens by a further 10–60%, making it especially useful for conditions of sand, water, snow, and higher altitudes, hence why ski goggles are always mirrored.
So love them or hate them, mirrored sunglasses are the latest must-have sunglasses and show no signs of disappearing for the following year.
For something a little more subtle try out something like these classic tortoiseshell frames found here
These Savannah P2429 frames come with a flattering shade of Polarized Grey with Orange Mirror and are suitable for both Men and Women. This look is not only versatile and a must-have trend but the astuteness of the frame will allow you to try this key trend with ease. Most of all enjoy and wear the style you like and enjoy watching people discreetly. Try and check out their hair in the mirror while you wear! Have fun!!