The vintage-lover’s guide to modern sunglasses

July 27, 2015

I think at this point it’s common knowledge that I love anything with a vintage flair. And sunglasses are such a great way to give a nod to decades past. Aviators! Cat eye! Round! Wayfarer! Pink! Yellow! Tortoise! White! Okay you get the point. When Avenue 32 asked me to share a few of my favorite sunglasses, I had trouble narrowing down, but I tried my best. 😉

the vintage-lover's guide to modern sunglasses - drifter and the gypsy blog
Shop my favorites (from left to right, top to bottom): Prism Red Cat Eye // Lucy Folk Defo Juicy JSJ // Wunderkind Purple Tweed Cat-Eye // Lucy Folk Our Apple Sweet N Low // Vivetta Pink Acetate // Cutler and Gross Burnt Orange Round // Sunday Somewhere Marble Laura  // Wunderkind Mosaic Cat-Eye

I am a 100% believer that sunglasses make you look cooler than you actually are. Put on some sunnies and bam! you look like a million bucks. They’re also awesome when you don’t feel like wearing eye makeup yet don’t want to feel naked. Or if you’re like me and your eyes get irritated from the wind. Oh yeah and they protect your eyes from the sun, which is pretty useful too!

What I love about our current sunglass situation is that vintage-inspired looks are in. For me, they’re always ‘in’ but it seems like they’re really trending at the moment. Cat-eyes and wayfarers will forever be my favorites.

Here’s a guide to help you find the best sunglasses to frame your pretty lil’ face according to face shape. (Not sure what your face shape is? Go here and follow these 3 steps.)

the vintage-lover's guide to modern sunglasses - drifter and the gypsy blog
Shop these looks (from left to right, top to bottom): Prism Red Cat Eye // Zanzan Rose Erzulie // Vivetta Pink Acetate // Lucy Folk Our Apple Sweet N Low // Illesteva Tortoise Leonard II // Taylor Morris Blue Mirror Voyageur

the vintage-lover's guide to modern sunglasses - drifter and the gypsy blog
Shop these looks (from left to right, top to bottom): Karen Walker Tortoise Northern Lights // Oliver Peoples Black Jack Huston VFX //Prism White Mirror Brasilia // rel=”nofollow” Cutler and Gross Two Tone Glitter Cat-Eye // Prism Black Moscow Mirror // Wunderkind Purple Tweed Cat-Eye

the vintage-lover's guide to modern sunglasses - drifter and the gypsy blog
Shop these looks (from left to right, top to bottom):Zanzan Multi Erzulie // Prism Red Cat Eye // Wunderkind Monochrome Cat-Eye // Prism Black Moscow Mirror // Wunderkind Mosaic Cat-Eye // Prism Two Tone Calvi Cat-Eye

the vintage-lover's guide to modern sunglasses - drifter and the gypsy blog
Shop these looks (from left to right, top to bottom): Karen Walker Black Northern Lights // Illesteva Red Leonard II //  Lucy Folk Defo Juicy JSJ // Karen Walker Navy Khaki Flowerpatch // Cutler and Gross Red Gold Petal // Cutler and Gross Two Tone Glitter Cat-Eye

I thinnnnk I’m between a round-shaped and heart-shaped face (the width of my forehead, cheekbones and jaw are all equal, but I definitely have a teeny bit of a narrow chin) which is perfect because my favorite style sunglasses (cat-eye and wayfarer) are the most optimal for my face type. I’m following the fashion rules for my face type without even knowing it! Yay! My absolute two favorites from Avenue 32 are the Vivetta Pink Acetate Round Sunglasses and the Wunderkind Purple Tweed Cat-Eye.

What types of sunglasses are your favorites? Do your favorite sunglass styles match up with the best options for your face type? Which are your favorites from Avenue 32?

Cover image source here // layout by me // face type illustrations via she knows

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