I love white sunglasses.
Really and truly, white sunglasses and I have a secret love affair I forgot entirely about until this past Sunday.
During my journeys last week, I realized my sunglasses made me look something like a homeless waif. I had bought them last year at Vanity on King Street (which I adore, for the record). $8 worth of pure loveliness. Square frames, dark grey and black in color–quite chic for their itty price.
Then after almost a year of being tossed in purses, messenger bags, car seats, and riding boots…the paint had begun to peel–almost completely bare after a bored streak on the ship–and the lenses were finally scratched beyond use.
The time had come to invest in a new pair.
And by invest, I mean $10 or less.
I am one of those tragic people that cannot buy expensive sunglasses. The more expensive they are, the shorter they last.
So Sunday I bit the bullet and bought two new pairs of sunglasses (Wet Seal, 2 for $10). The first, a normal everyday pair in dark brown. The second, gleaming lacquered white.
White sunglasses have the incredible power of turning the most mundane of outfits into instant glamour. A good friend of mine wears his white sunglasses (Dior, I do believe) almost everyday and always looks more like a dashing movie star than a college student.
There’s something fabulous about their power, instant confidence (because how can you not be noticed!), and a sure ticket to catch everyone’s eye.
So, darling Charleston fashion mavens I encourage you to rush out and buy a pair for yourself. Turn everyday into glamor. Below, several outfits accentuated by some gleaming shades.