For the Four-Eyed Fashion Lover

Happy National Sunglasses Day! I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too– “Dang! There’s a national day for everything!” and honestly there is–but I was especially shocked to see that there’s a day of the year dedicated to sunglasses. 

Growing up I used to absolutely DREAD wearing glasses to school out of fear of being called “four-eyes.” Between Velma losing her glasses in basically every episode of Scooby-Doo EVER, and Superman possessing the ability to disguise himself as a boring reporter with a pair of the most basic black frames, I quickly came to terms with the fact that I too looked like society’s version of a classic “nerd.” Eventually, I grew to love my glasses and nerdiness considering they became an essential component of who I am. 

But I can’t help but wonder… when did eyewear become so cool? Then I remembered sunglasses have ALWAYS been cool. Icons like Audrey Hepburn, Ozzy Osborne, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Elton John, and Jackie Kennedy made us all fall in love with shades!

Eyewear has evolved. Whether you need prescription lenses or not, there are so many ways to wear and style our glasses and sunglasses. While many people still wear glasses for functionality, they’ve become a quick and easy way to transform your wardrobe and make a statement. No matter the occasion, glasses allow you to tap into your inner fashionista and make a solid impression on the world around you!  

There are so many aesthetics and styles. Whether you’re aiming for a modern classic look, unique pattern or color, or larger thicker frames; the first thing you will want to do is choose glasses that suit your individual lifestyle and personality. Oh, and you will want to choose frames that fit your face! 

My fellow PATTERN Interns and I gathered together our favorite sunnies to show you how we sport our shades!

Want to find your look? I’ve gathered my favorite glasses websites to unique and current styles at accessible and affordable prices!

Remember to have fun, be BOLD, and be YOU!

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