Style Staple: Tortoise-Shell Sunglasses

By  May 01, 2013

Tortoise-shell sunglasses are my favorite frames for spring and summer. They’re effortlessly chic and range in all sizes, shapes and shades of beige-to-brown. This makes them ideal for pairing with, oh, anything in your closet.

My first (and only) Prada pair served as my gateway to the tortoise-shell trend. I’ve been continually surprised at their versatility and I love the made-you-do-a-double-take intrigue they add to an otherwise ordinary look. As an added bonus, they’re a stylish way to provide protection from harmful UV rays, too!

When I wear my tortoise-shell sunglasses, I typically keep the rest of my look laid-back and muted with neutral tones. They’ve been an integral component of my spring uniform as of late—along with white denim, a light jacket and walkable wedges. If you’re worried about donning too lackluster an ensemble, though, mix it up by layering different textures or opt to add a pop of color.

Using three of my current favorite tortoise-shell frames as inspiration—from  River IslandKaren Kane and Jeepers Peepers, respectively – here’s a few ways I’d suggest styling a cute spring outfit around your sunnies:

Trust me, these fashion-forward frames are sure to become your newest style staple!

For more seasonal wardrobe inspiration, check out a few of my recent outfit posts.

Hallie Wilson is the blogger behind corals + cognacs, an almost-daily dose of life and style. Here, she shares outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and general musings on her evolving list of latest obsessions. Offline, Hallie takes time to enjoying life’s little luxuries – like shoe shopping, manicures and Zara.