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Sunny Side Up

1. Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses (similar pair here at Luisa Via Roma) / 2. Le Specs Weekend Riot Sunglasses / 3. Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses / 4. Quai Australia Paradiso Sunglasses (also available at ASOS) / 5. Sonix Avalon Retro Sunglasses / 6. Sonix Dafne Sunglasses

With the sunny days becoming more and more frequent and with summer just around the corner (sort of), I’ve had quite a few pairs of sunglasses on my mind.

Over the last couple of years I’ve sort of moved away from the classic designer brands when it comes to sunglasses. Don’t get me wrong, I still love many of them and there was a pair of YSL sunnies last year that I didn’t want to take off in the store but I’ve come to discover quite a few fantastic brands that make quality sunglasses that aren’t necessarily super expensive. Some like Karen Walker, Illesteva or Gentle Monster are still very high end but so, so worth it. Others, like Quay Australia or Le Specs for example are really, really good too and for only a fraction of the price. Sunglasses don’t need to be super expensive to be good!

I just got a pair of Quay’s from ASOS actually for 14€ and I’m obsessed with them. I think, especially if you’re looking to purchase a trendier pair, I would definitely go for a more affordable brand because chances are the trend will pass. If you’re going for a classic piece such as a pair of wayfarers or a sturdy tortoise frame, then by all means invest. As I said, I got a pair of Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies two years ago for my birthday and I have literally not stopped wearing them. They are incredibly tough (in other words they survive Lev’s busy hands) and look amazing and timeless.

So, here’s a little selection I’ve put together, with mixed prices but all brands that make quality eyewear. Obviously, when it comes to selecting sunglasses, whether high end or not, you always have to watch out for the UV protection category and that they absolutely meet the required safety standards. This means buying sunglasses that conform to the set European standards (EN ISO 12312-1:2013.) and are at least Category 2, 3 or 4.

All of the sunglasses I’ve selected fall into that protection range so you’re all good!

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S prihajajočimi sončnimi dnevi vedno več razmišljam tudi o sončnih očalih. Nagledanih imam kar nekaj hihi. Zadnjih nekaj let se namreč malce oddaljujem od “klasičnih” dizajnerskih brandov, saj sem mnenja, da obstajajo tudi firme, ki prav tako izdelujejo kvalitetna sončna očala, ki ne stanejo pol plače. Če pa že pogledam za malce dražjimi me pa vleče med malo drugačne brande kot so Karen Walker, Illesteva ali pa Gentle Monster. Ti so meni osebno res TOP! Med bolj dostopnejšimi znamkami pa so mi zelo všeč Quay Australia in Le Specs, saj imajo super izbiro za mnogo nižjo ceno.

V bistvu sem pravkar “ubodla” en parček Quay očal iz ASOSA za 14€ (mislim, da so bile v originalu 50€) in sem naravnost navdušena. Zdi se mi, da če se odločate za nakup bolj trendovskega para sončnih očal, je bolje pogledati za kakšno bolj dostopno znamko kot pa investirati par stotakovm saj so trendi zelo minljivi. Investicija se mi zdi pametna za kak klasičen par v stilu wayfarer ali pa kakšna torotoise barva, ki je večna. Sama sem pred dvema letoma za rojstni dan dobila tale Karen Walker očala in moram reči, da so bile odlična investicija. So zelo čvrsta (kar pomeni, da že 2 leti preživljajo Leva), izgledajo fantastično in brezčasno.

Torej, sestavila sem manjšo selekcijo očal v različnih cenovnih razredih ampak vseeno izredno kvalitetne. Seveda je pri izbiri sončnih očal potrebno paziti na ustrezno zaščito in da le-ta ustrezajo vsem varnostnim standardom. To pomeni, da moramo paziti, da imajo ustrezno oznako (EN ISO 12312-1:2013.) in da imajo UV zaščito vsaj 2, 3 ali 4. kategorije.

Vsa očala navedena zgoraj temu ustrezajo torej brez skrbi 🙂

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