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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Wardrobe Feature: Round Sunglasses

Sunglasses are not something I have much luck with. Not in terms of style; I'm a firm believer in the philosophy that if you try on enough pairs, you'll find one that suits you. My problem is that they are so easily lost or broken. Expensive or prescription sunglasses are completely wasted on someone who can't keep them around for longer than several months.

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I misplaced my wayfarer/blues brothers style shades last month (thankfully found last night), and with spring imminent it was essential that I get a new set. Though I like the style of my old pair, I decided to break from the norm in my recent shopping trip and get these round frames (from Primark, I hate to say, but I had no luck elsewhere). Round frames have been rather popular in the mainstream recently, but I don't see that as a reason not to like them; I've avoided the style previously due to a belief that they make me look like John Lennon, but these are big enough that that's not a problem.

They're rapidly becoming one of my favourite daily accessories, which I didn't think that I would ever say about sunglasses. My first impulse was to wear them with a severe tight bun and black lipstick for a nu-goth/dark couture look, but I've tentatively started branching out into wearing them with other looks. Whilst they're more of a statement piece than my old pair, it goes to show that statement doesn't always mean unworkable.

What's your opinion on sunglasses? Do you prefer something that don't draw the attention away from the rest of your look, or something that really stands out?



  1. I like round sunglasses, too, but, contrary to you, I don't think they suit everyone and every pair I tried looks very bad on me; I envy girls with oval and triangular faces, because they can rock this style, just like you. On my square face every pair of sunglasses I ever owned screams 'Matrix!' XD

    1. Oh no - I don't think everyone suits round sunglasses. I meant that there's a pair of sunglasses out there for everyone, similar to hats (I despite it when people say 'I don't suit hats', because everyone suits hats). If it's any consolation, small, round sunglasses make me look like Ozzy Osbourne.

  2. I think you look great in the round sunglasses.


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