It’s summertime at last but don’t be tempted by an expensive pair, spend under $20 and get the retro or vintage look.

Now, there are a couple of problems with sunglasses. Firstly they break with alarming ease and regularity. Secondly, I misplace them quite regularly. Although it’s fair to say that it is probably me that has the problem. Being a bit clumsy and forgetful is quite normal, isn’t it? The temptation to spend $200 plus on a pair of sunglasses is quite remote, to say the least. The thing is that cheap sunglasses  don’t actually look cheap.


It’s fair to say that people are worried about the protection offered by cheap sunglasses but I ve researched this subject and it seems there is no evidence to suggest that spending more on sunglasses will actually benefit your eyes. I noticed this when I wear my current Ray-Ban classic black vintage Wayfarer sunglasses that I can hardly see my iPad screen when I have them on. It’s almost as if the lenses are too dark. I am not sure this relates to UV protection though but surely this can’t be natural. Once upon a time we didn’t wear sunglasses and we managed to survive without a history of eye issues right?


If you’re the kind of person who thinks Polarised sunglasses don’t suit them or can’t be bothered to Google Sunglasses+cheap  or believes that $20 is not enough to spend in order to find a cool pair of shades you may want to consider re-thinking your wardrobe strategy. I can assure you will be pleasantly surprised by what is on offer out there on the web. If fact, like me you will probably end up buying more than one of  sunglasses. A pair for every occasion and still have enough change for more wardrobe treats.