Shield sunglasses, yeah, they’re a thing. They have that badass chic vibe that we all crave. From boho casual to total glam, shield sunglasses will add serious attitude to any outfit. Need some inspiration? Here are six outfit ideas that feature bold, beautiful, and completely fearless shield sunglasses.
A blank tank, denim cutoff shorts, and black flip flops make an easy summer outfit. Step up the style with a pair of shield sunglasses.
Yeah, flare jeans are in this season, and we can’t help but smile. Let out your inner 70’s boho flare with a pair of tinted shield sunglasses.
Music festivals are calling, and a boho white maxi dress with some fringe, some turquoise, and your favorite brown leather sandals is the way to go. Complete the look with a pair of lightly tinted shield sunglasses.
Distressed boyfriend jeans, a gray tee, and white Chucks make the perfect laid-back weekend casual outfit. Add to the cool with a chill pair of lightly tinted shield sunglasses.
A military-inspired button-up and black leather mini skirt look pretty darn hot with a pair of strappy ankle booties and some dark tinted shield sunglasses.
Nothing says bombshell like a black jumpsuit and bold accessories. Gold bangles, a classic clutch, pointed toe heels, and gold accented shield sunglasses pull together an outfit that’s sure to turn heads
You know that you want them, you know that they are awesome, and you know that they might cost more, but what, exactly, are polarized sunglasses? Are they really worth the hype and extra cash?
On a basic level, a polarized lens has a chemical film that reduces glare by filtering intense light that is reflected off of a flat surface. Sure. Ok. So, what does that mean?
It all starts with the sun and light. We need them; we love them; they’re great. Light waves emitted by the sun vibrate in many different directions. When light waves align on a single plane, they are polarized, and they are significantly intensified, producing distracting glare. This happens when the light waves reflect off of a flat surface like a road, a windshield, or a body of water. The light waves align to match the surface angle of whatever they hit, so a horizontal surface like a lake will produce horizontally polarized light, causing intense glare that makes it impossible to see below the surface of the water.
Polarized lenses are coated with a harmless chemical film that contains molecules that align to filter out the horizontally polarized light so that you can see through the distracting glare.
So, are they really worth it? Boaters and anglers certainly think so, as polarized lenses enable them to see below the surface of the water. Some manufacturers like Costa Del Mar and Native Eyewear strive to develop and deliver some of the most innovative and effective polarized lenses on the market, appealing particularly to water sports enthusiasts. Polarized lenses are also helpful when driving and cycling in conditions that will likely produce horizontally polarized light and glare. In some cases, however, they are not necessary. Consider the type of glare you may encounter to determine whether or not you need polarized sunglasses.
I’m not a scientist, and I’m pretty sure I would have failed physics, if I’d ever bothered to take it. So, here are my sources: “Polarization.” Light Waves and Color – Lesson 1 – How Do We Know Light Is a Wave? The Physics Classroom, 2016. Web. 16 Apr. 2016. Tyson, Jeff. “How Sunglasses Work.” Science: Everyday Inventions. HowStuffWorks, 14 July 2000. Web. 15 Apr. 2016.
This summer, it’s all about those shades. Aviator sunglasses are always a good choice and won’t fade out of fashion any time soon. Whether you’re going casual in a simple black tee or adding some edge to that little black dress, a pair of aviators will not let you down. Oh, and they protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Total bonus.
Need some ideas about how to style your favorite pair of aviators? Unleash your inner Top Gun this summer, and check out these 5 summer outfit ideas that feature the one and only aviators.
Whether you’re going for badass beautiful or boho glam, you can’t go wrong in a pair of aviators.
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Neon Oakley Frogskins: COWABUNGA, Dude!
An icon of 80’s fashion, Frogskins sunglasses put Oakley on the map, making the company one of the world’s top sunglasses manufacturers. First released in 1985, Oakley Frogskins became a style staple and made celebrity appearances in music videos, on the red carpet, and on the big screen. Without compromising performance, Oakley developed a uniquely contagious design that also held up to everyday wear and the revolutionary trends of one of fashion’s most memorable decades.
Since their release over 30 years ago, other manufacturers have imitated the Frogskins’ standout design.
Discontinued in the mid 90s, Frogskins made a comeback in 2007 with improved frame, lens, and hinge technology. More popular than ever, Frogskins are now available in a variety of original and new colors.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Native Eyewear realized what many have realized: Colorado is pretty much the best place on earth. After 10 years in PA, Native moved to Denver in 2008, and they haven’t looked back. What they have done, however, is look ahead. With their Locals Only Project and Natives Know Road Tour, Native Eyewear celebrates “the lives of those too amazing to be seen through an ordinary lens.”
Promoting a lifestyle just as much as they promote their sunglasses, Native Eyewear travels the country to find the people who share their vision of getting the most of out of life one outdoor adventure at a time. Keep an eye out for the Native Eyewear Road Team and their sweet Native Road Rig. The sleek silver Mercedes Sprinter van bears the mountain landscape that the Road Team lives to explore. You can keep up with their travels by following them on social media and the Native Eyewear website.
Native Eyewear sunglasses are some of our best sellers and personal favorites. We would love to become an authorized dealer; however, at this point, Native Eyewear reps tell us that we need a brick and mortar storefront. As that is not a part of our story, we hope that Native will one day take their adventurous spirit to the World Wide Web. Our online store allows us to keep our prices low and our process simple. So, here’s hoping. Native, whenever you’re ready to take on an online dealer, we’d love to be a part of the adventure.
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