This is part of a series of sponsored guest blog posts to celebrate Sunglasses Day on June 27, 2018.
Summer is officially here! As parents, we do a special kind of happy dance when school gets out, knowing we can sleep in and dream of the carefree months of summer fun ahead. Now that my babies are bigger, I am super excited to spend quality time with my kids outdoors to discover all that life in the beautiful and sunny state of California has to offer.
Since most of the Summer fun takes place outdoors, the one accessory you should never leave your house without is a good pair of shades to keep your eyes happy and healthy.
Protect Your Eyes
The most important job of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and glare. Extended UV exposure can cause a variety of eye issues. When buying sunglasses choose ones that blocks 99 to 100% of UV rays as it is worth the investment to protect your vision. The many cheap options on the market do not provide the needed protection your eyes require.
Step Up Your Style
Let’s be honest, throwing on a pair of shades is the easiest and quickest way to accessorize an outfit or camouflage a tired look. It’s my go-to for those quick trips to a park or a store run where no one needs to see my “just out of bed” look. Sunglasses are also one of the greatest tools in elevating an outfit. For example, our family loves riding our cruisers to the nearby coffee shop. A great pair of shades definitely adds that cool effect when thrown on with a casual ensemble. Personally, I have a very vibrant style and tend to choose shades that match my personality. A fun romper is my favorite for summer fun and these shades add such a nice detail to complete the look.
Owning one or two pairs is all you really need. But, if you are like me and have a thing for glasses, shoes, purses etc. then grow your collection slowly. Think quality not quantity. I have been adding to my sunglasses collection for almost two decades and am proud to say that most of them are still intact. With the variety of styles out there, you can experiment with looks from cat eyes, to aviators, to round spectacles and always be in fashion.
The trick to hanging onto those special sunnies for years to come is to always have a case on you to keep them safe when you are not wearing them. I also suggest having a dedicated spot for them in the house. This way they will never get lost or ruined. I have a glasses organizer box that fits up to 20 pairs and keeps them neat and safe in a drawer. Yes, you may see that I am obsessed with my collection of sunnies!
As a mother and woman with fashion sense, I do not believe in sacrificing your style regardless of what you do. I encourage you to do the same. Whether it is a quick play date or an errand run, we deserve to look and feel good. Thankfully a nice pair of sunglasses makes the effort of looking good easy. Have fun with the pair you choose. After all, a pair that provides style and protection is timeless and easy to update the many summer outfits we already have. Beyond the importance of choosing quality sunglasses for the health of your eyes, remember having fun is paramount so choose a pair that makes you smile!
This is a sponsored guest post from Olia Kedik, the blogger behind Oliamoda.