June 26, 2019
International Sunglasses Day 2019
We all love the sun, and we can’t wait for summertime. Most of us will be hoping to jet off to exotic destinations or thinking of lazing around our gardens. The most important items for summer include sun cream, ice cream and the seaside. There is one thing that us cool cats love to get out this time of the year and that is a slick pair of sunglasses.
We all know that wearing sunglasses is about attitude and being fashionable. But this is not the case on International Sunglasses day!
What better excuse is there to breakout a cool pair of shades than International Sunglasses Day, which takes place on June 27th 2019.
What’s it all about, you may ask? International Sunglasses Day is all about teaching you to take care of your eyes. By protecting them from the UV rays with one of our favorite fashion accessories. The National Vision Council run the day every year to make people aware of the dangers of UV on their eyes.
So, let's see…. Which pair are you into? The Classic Wayfarer, Aviators, Cat Eye? Take your pick. Your groovy shades always have something to say about you! Maybe you have seen your favourite celebs rocking a pair of awesome shades and thought ‘I need to get a pair of those’!
There are dozens of classic movies that have sported iconic sunglasses.
Tom Cruise got the ball rolling with his timeless Aviators in Top Gun. The design had been around from the 1930s, but it wasn’t until 1986 when Cruise wore them in Top Gun that they became a fashion must.
Then we have ‘The One’. Come on, who doesn’t want to slip on a pair of Gucci and be Neo from the Matrix. Arguably, the Matrix made wearing shades even cooler - who knew that this could ever be done! No one has ever looked as good at dodging bullets, doing Kung Fu and saving the world wearing sunglasses.
One of the most iconic pairs of sunglasses to hit the big screen was Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn became a style icon overnight when seen walking down New York’s 5th Avenue in her over-sized tortoiseshell shades in this 1961 movie.
If you’re going to work in the fashion industry, then you need to be considered fashionable! And that was exactly what Meryl Streep was in The Devil Wears Prada. She played Miranda Priestly and during the movie, she oozed elegance and class with her gold and brown sunglasses.
If you want to reinvent yourself and protect your eyes at the same time! Grab your best sunglasses and wear them on June 27 to be part of International Sunglasses Day!