Tuesday, April 2, 2013


{ crystal clear visions of summer... }

First a PSA: Honestly, you guys are going to have to say something if the witty-not-actually-witty play-on-words or remember-those-lyrics post titles are getting on your nerves - because frankly, I've never felt so clever in my life. I know I'm not actually that clever, so yeah, speak now... 

Anyway, clear sunglasses, amiright? I have watched this trend grow and swell in the city since September's fashion week, but I first became a fan of shades with translucent frames back in about 2009, when one of my guy friends in Seattle wore the (above, bottom, center) Frogskins from Oakley at a #Seafair party. This take on sunny day eyewear is sporty, playful and currently comes in a frame to suit any face.

If completely sheer shades aren't your thing, you can always opt for a frosted take, like the color revolution colorway from (personal fav) Westward // Leaning or Madewell's frosty mint 'Hepcat' lenses.

While the two aren't mutually exclusive, I especially love a translucent frame paired with a reflective lens, don't you? It lends a very 1980s feel (in a good way) - and lets you unabashedly people-watch as long as you don't turn your head too obviously or raise your eyebrows too conspicuously. 

What do you think of translucent sunglasses?


  1. I can't decide if I love the clear clutch or the clear sunglasses trend more!

  2. I love it! I love the witty titles. And I love that song. Love the sunnies, too.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  3. Aha i do love the witty title and the trend even more, the clear frames are just so chic and futuristic I came across them through streetstyle snaps and immediately ohmigod theyre soo cool aha my faves have to be the Karen walker orbit and the Madewell 'hepcat' yess please xo


  4. I love the look of clear frames. I don't think they work for my skin tone though, which is interesting considering that they are not a color, but they still are cool.

  5. ... the rain is gone! LOL
    I'm really liking the colourful lenses in sunnies everywhere!

  6. For all these years I was never able to find a perfect sunglasses that suite me.