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Hot Sunglasses: Summer Eyewear Trends 2011

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As the weather gets warmer and the beaches start filling up with sunscreened bodies, it’s time to consider one of the most important fashion choices of the summer: what fashion sunglasses will keep you looking good all summer long. Fortunately, we at Cohen’s Fashion Optical have some tips on the hottest trends in colors, styles, and shapes for your shades.

Throwback is the new black this summer, as a lot of retro looks are floating around. John Lennon-style glasses having a second turn in the spotlight, and this time many folks are sporting them with a twist such as clear frames, or plastic frames as opposed to the classic wire frames. This look is a summer hit for both men and women.

When considering the color of your summer sunglasses, the same rule applies as in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Are you wearing them for a weekend getaway to the beach? A white pair of frames will be very classy and understated. How about heading out for brunch with friends? You might want to try a snazzier color to accentuate your summer dress. Purple and red are big this year.

Continuing in the retro vein, cat-eye sunglasses are also selling very well. Brands like Prada, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, and Dior are helping the look that had its last heyday in the 50s and 60s make a strong comeback. Aviators are also making a strong showing, particularly in men’s fashion eyewear.

Finally, polarized lenses are becoming more and more common. If you’re not the type you wants a pair of shades to go with your every ensemble, upgrading your everyday glasses to transition lenses can help you fight off the glare and look good this summer, without having to break the bank.


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