5 Pairs of “It” Girl Sunnies

There’s no better punctuation to your outfit than a pair of great sunglasses. Take icons like Jackie Onassis and–more recently–Blair Eadie for example. They embody the idea that the perfect pair of sunglasses finishes your entire look, especially when your favorite sunnies are so effortlessly you.

Over the last few years, I’ve built up a collection that I’m proud of. My “capsule” of sunglasses is a modest, yet thorough selection that includes casual, playful, and classic. If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve mentioned on more than a few occasions that I have [what seems like] an infant-sized head, which makes shopping for sunglasses less than enjoyable. That, in part, is what makes this collection so great–it’s made of a carefully chosen select few pairs that made the cut. Here is the breakdown…



Does anyone not think of the movie Top Gun when wearing aviators? I’m a die-hard fan, so it’s possible that’s just me. Nonetheless, aviator sunglasses continue to top my list of go-to favorites year after year. They look equally great on women as they do men, and are perfect for casual looks:

Perfect for: dressed down weekend looks

camo pants-fall outfit-@wellesleynking-wellesley and king


Cateye sunglasses scream for feminine outfits. I prefer oversized to a smaller pair in the cateye shape, but that is completely up to you.

Perfect for: feminine looks; dressed-up nights out

summer casual midi dress-wellesley and king-@wellesleynking


This pair of neutral round shades have been my most-worn during the spring and summer months. They’re a bit more playful in their rounded shape and lighter color. I think they look fantastic with casual outfits, but I especially love them with pastels and florals.

Perfect for: anything and everything

jcrew floral shorts-wellesley and king-@wellesleynking


I was most surprised when this pair of sunglasses landed in my local Nordstrom, mostly because Celine sunglasses tend to be very oversized. I was thrilled to stumble upon this pair, which were a decent fit for my smaller face shape.

Perfect for: dressed up nights, the office, or moments when you need a confidence booster

fall long sweater topper-wellesley and king-@wellesleynking


I find myself reaching for my wayfarers when I’m running around in altheisure, but they’re also perfect for casual sundresses and jeans. My particular pair actually folds up into quarter size, so they’re amazing for packing in my purse for work or travel.

Perfect for: altheisure, jeans, casual dresses

black midi dress-wellesley and king-@wellesleynking

What sunglasses (shapes or brands) do you favor? Is your collection large, small, or somewhere in the middle? Let me know in the comments below!

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