Well, it is summertime, and we all know what that means: It is time to get some new shades. Sunglasses are one of the key warm weather necessities. Whether you just want a pair of sunglasses to block the sun and protect your eyes, or just a pair of sunglasses that are hip and fashionable, there is a pair for you.
Everyone’s taste in sunglass eyewear varies, but there are always a select few models of sunglasses that seemingly everyone owns a pair of. In the ‘80’s it was Ray Bans, in the ‘70’s it was aviator shades, and currently the most popular types of sunglasses are cheap, neon colored plastic ones- especially amongst hipsters and their ilk.
There is a gigantic variety of sunglass designs, brands and models, but every summer there are always just a few that stand out amongst the rest.
The ‘80’s style vintage Wayfarer sunglasses
Yup, you heard right, the sunglasses that made people like Tom Cruise, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn and Rob Lowe heartthrobs across the country in the 1980’s have made a comeback. They are very popular right now amongst college students, hipsters and among the electronic dance music scene.
But, the great thing is that pretty much anyone can pull them off and look cool in the process. Another added bonus is the fact that these sunglasses are pretty cheap, mostly because they are made out of plastic, as they usually fetch anywhere from $5 to $15 depending on where you purchase them.
The most popular colors are black, white and various neon colors- so, you have a wide assortment to choose from. The styles also vary- as some are solid colored, while others may be multiple colors. Currently, they rank as the best selling men’s sunglasses on Amazon, but they look just as stylish on women as well.
Aviator Sunglasses with mirrored lenses
These are the second highest selling men’s sunglasses on Amazon. They first came to prominence in the youth culture during the hippy heydays of the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, and have remained in style since.
These glasses pretty much will make anyone look cool, and are the perfect option for those Lee Marvin/ Steve McQueen fans out there. The mirrored lenses are a must have when buying aviator shades, because it is easily the coolest looking thing on the planet. Generic brands will cost you less than $10, but there are also many kinds of designer brands to choose from that range from $50 to $300.
Any pair of DG sunglasses
A simple search on Amazon for women’s sunglasses will return results that are mostly DG sunglasses. These sunglasses are great because they have a designer look, but do not have the designer price tag to go along with it, which is a plus for anyone who likes to look nice, but is not willing to shell out an obscene amount of money to do so.