Party Time Excellent: Shades of Cool


Giant Vintage Mwah shades

Okie dokes, you know what this is….Festival season is still brewing up and while you may have missed out on Coachella, don’t fret! You can get your blue jeans and band tees, but the one thing you need is a pair of statement sunglasses. To me, no look is ever complete without one.

Speaking of statement shades, there are so many different types. Whether it be campy cute (e.g. kissy lips), glam (e.g. bejeweled flower shades) or classic (e.g. colored lenses), you need to pick your poison. If you are a Gemini like myself, you can do all three. But if you are any other sign that likes to stick to one thing, kudos for being able to have it together! (Just kidding, Geminis! You can wear one thing and get away with it.)

While a pair of statement shades is generally believed to be unwearable, you can actually wear it outside of a music festival!


Rad + Refined’s Flower Cat Eye shades


Garrett Leight x Clare Vivier shades

You see, you can go for a tomboy look, a bad and bougie vibe (FYI, I like the feeling of it, but I hate the song!) or channel your inner roller rink gal (i.e. knotted tee and high-waist mom jeans). It’s honestly not that difficult.

Have you ever tried on a pair of statement sunglasses before? If not, do you have any plans to purchase one?

All photos by Hallie Geller

P.S. The Garrett Leight x Clare Vivier shades I got were one-offs made for the NYC store. If you want to have the same pair, ask them to customize ’em for you!

P.P.S. My Rad and Refined shades aren’t sold in stores yet, but you can find other models by this awesome brand on Dolls Kill or their website!

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Michelle Varinata

Lapis - (n.) a layer Shrek once said that "onions have layers" as he was peeling one. Like an onion, I have layers. Born in Jakarta and raised in Singapore, I grew up being surrounded in a multicultural environment. Then, I moved to the States, where I lived in NYC and L.A. The creativity, hustle, bustle and vibe of those cities inspired me to become a blogger, journalist and influencer. Writing by day and living it up by night, I slay in the streets one OOTD at a time. Full-face makeup included, too. ;)

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