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The Bold Accessory My Friend Inspired Me to Reconsider

Why I'm loving bright sunglasses this summer.
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Madewell Sunglasses, Free People Blouse, Club Monaco Pants (similar here), Zara heels (similar version here), Market purse (from Leslie's trip to Vietnam)

Madewell Sunglasses, Free People Blouse, Club Monaco Pants (similar here), Zara heels (similar version here), Market purse (from Leslie's trip to Vietnam)

I used to think of bright sunglasses as a trend I'd left in my twenties (though even then, I shied away from most colorful shades, instead opting for neutral options, which I'd pair with over-the-top neon pieces). It wasn't that I had anything against bright sunglasses, but I considered black or even this 'neutral' pink pair to be the safest bet in pulling together a chic look. When my friend arrived to lunch in this pair, I quickly reevaluated my assumptions because she looked fantastic in the orange rims. Rather than take away from her outfit, they did exactly the opposite by energizing it with a pop of color. Here are some other shades I've been coveting: 

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1. Madewell Halliday Sunglasses ($65)

2. Fairfax Round Sunglasses ($10)

3. Chloé Heart Frames ($286)

4. Top Shop Cat Eye Shades ($35)

5. Minkpink Mon Cheri Sunglasses ($30)

6. Tory Burch Metal-Trim Sunglasses ($200)

7. Stella McCartney Square Falabella ($400)

8. RAEN Oval Shades ($105)

9. Crap Eyewear Sweet Leaf Sunglasses ($85)

10. Chimi 003 Frames ($99)

11. Oliver Peoples Corby Rounds ($350)

12. Le Specs The Last Lolita ($120)

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