Sunglasses for fall 2012

Although the cool weather has arrived, the sun is still shining bright this fall 2012 season. With bright sunshine, comes the need for a fabulous pair of sunglasses! Eyewear for the fall 2012 season has taken on a slightly retro flair with thick cat eye frames, round metal frames, round plastic frames and squared off metal frames; all reminiscent of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

The sizes of the new sunglass frames for the fall/winter 2012 season are medium; a nod towards the inevitable end of the oversized plastic frames we have enjoyed hiding behind over the past several years. So while our movie-star, large plastic frame sunglasses must now be stored in the back of the drawer, and our aviators from last year collect a layer of dust, we move towards opening up our face and no longer hiding behind our shades! Fabulous!

Round and cat-eye sunglasses are being shown in both solid colored plastic as well as tortoise shell and print such as camouflage. The metal frames on the market for the fall 2012 season are being shown mainly in yellow gold-tones; but this is not to say silver and other metallics are wrong, just less visible on store shelves.

Metal frames are fresh and new for the fall 2012 season; an eyewear style we have not seen in several years. The majority of metal frames this season are being shown in round, oval and square styles. The size is larger than what one may see John Lennon wearing in old photographs. Look for medium frames which reach for the brow line, stretch across the eyes and end at the top of the cheek bones.

We found a few fabulous pairs of sunglasses for the fall/winter 2012 season and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping and stay fabulous 

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