To quote “Game of Thrones,” winter is coming….
And although it will soon be the season of cool that does not mean that you have to give up yours simply because there are fewer hours of daylight. The sun still shines in late fall and winter – and thus your eyes still need protection from it and its glare that is amplified by snowdrifts, mirror-like ice and those damned holiday-induced hangovers.
Just like fall/winter apparel, cool-weather sunglasses need to be sturdy and reliable and there is perhaps no better material than acetate – a hardy, non-petroleum-based, plant-derived plastic – to form them. Also hypoallergenic, acetate sunglasses are cut and handcrafted from sheets of plastic unlike their cheaper, injection-molded petroleum-based counterparts. Thus they look better, last longer and are better for the planet so your investment in them is truly worth it.
Here are some of my current favorite late-year acetate sunglasses options – all in seasonally appropriate autumnal or wintery colors – that will complement your face, along with your accompanying beat-the-chill outfit:
“Memphis” model by TOMS, $139
“X1” model in matte black by WARBY PARKER, from $145