In the past few weeks, I’ve realized that I’m a bit of a sunglasses hoarder. I wouldn’t call myself an addict, because it’s very easy to stop myself from buying new ones, but upon cleaning my room last weekend, I noticed that I have no less than seven pairs of sunglasses sitting on my desk. This includes three pairs of aviators in varying lens colors, two pairs of rounds, and two pairs of those old wayfarers you used to get as party favors, not to mention my kaleidoscope glasses. It’s not exactly the worst problem a girl can have, but, you know, it’s still a problem. And it’s about to get worse: J.Crew has launched its own in-house line of sunglasses, and I may not be able to help myself. Hold me back, y’all.
If you’ve taken a moment to shop at J.Crew before, you can probably anticipate what the glasses look like. There six different styles, each with different colors lenses and frames. Think tortoise shell cat-eye frames, rose-colored mini aviators, and pale pink oversized shades. There are enough options that you’re bound to find a pair that will brighten your outfit or compliment your statement necklace and Chambray shirt.
It’s a little hard to believe that this is J.Crew’s first foray into eyewear considering they almost monopoly-esque hold on the preppy fashion world, but you learn something new every day, right? All of the frames fall in the typical J.Crew territory, price-wise, with eyewear retailing from $98 to $128. Take a look at some of my faves, and just try not to spend all of your money:
Tortoise shell is always a classic, and leave it to J.Crew to nail a prepsters favorite trend. These shades will go perfectly with their tortoise link bracelet.
I always feel like loving cat eye lenses is a huge fashion no-no, because they’re so often labeled an “old lady accessory.” That said, I love these, and if Kourtney Kardashian can pull off cat eye shades like a star, then so can I.
Oversized shades are coming back, y’all, and if you’re not bold enough to try out the peony pink pair J.Crew has in stock, this grey color is a good gateway shade.
As an aspiring ginger, I love all shades of green, and this pair of sunglasses is no exception.
And if bigger aviators aren’t your thing, this smaller pair should do just fine.