Darlings, as the festival season begins it’s worth remembering that as fabulous as it is to enjoy some summer sunshine (we’ve earned it after another arctic winter) it’s really important to protect against the summer as well. The quality of fake tans these days means there’s no excuse not to use sunscreen with proper UVA and UVB protection, and similarly there’s definitely no excuse not to protect your eyes.
As we all know, eyeballs don’t tan (just imagine how strange they’d look if they did!) so there’s really no reason not to ensure you protect them from the damaging UV rays. The gorgeous range of sunglasses out this summer means you’re spoilt for choice, and buying your specs should be a fun enterprise rather than a chore – no more wearing whatever uncomfortable pair your mum bought you like when you were a kid, you can choose your rims to suit your style.
Ray-Ban Wayfarers have been around since 1956, and look just as chic today as ever. Debbie Harry, Madonna and even Edward Cullen in the Twilight films have been known to wear Wayfarers, showing their simple style cuts across decades and means you can be certain they’ll be in style year after year.
Red Hot Sunglasses also offer that other perennial favourite: Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. As the name suggests these were originally designed in the 1930s for pilots, which means they’re brilliant for protecting your eyes as they were designed with serious work in mind. However, this doesn’t mean the design has stayed entirely staid for the last 80 years; versions today include a variety of coloured lenses and different frames, both plastic and metal.
However, not everyone’s idea of eye protection involves ensuring they’re sporting the latest frames, for some it’s checking they’re suitable for sport! Oakley ski goggles might not sit pretty on a beach, but when you’re out on the slopes they’ll protect your eyes while being comfortable and looking great – it’s not just summer holidays where you need to make eye protection a priority.
But if you are more beach volleyball than skiing then Oakley Frogskins provide protection with simple fashion, not too fussy and just right for summer. Likewise, the Oakley Holbrook range offers practical but good looking frames, and since the styles are unisex you can buy a pair for your other half, with every intention of stealing them for yourself once you’re out together enjoying the summer at last.