6 Baller Sunglasses Trends for Summer, Illustrated

Your sunglasses say a lot about your personality.

Aviators say sporty and classic, round frames say creative and artsy, and oversize plastic frames…well, they might say that you had a little too much fun the night before. And with summertime kicking into high gear, there’s no better time than right now to experiment with bold, new sunglasses trends to express your personality.

We teamed up with beyond-cool design blogger (and sunglasses obsessive) Justina Blakeney, famous for reimagining faces in flowers from her own Los Angeles backyard in her Face the Foliage series, to illustrate the different personalities you can take on using six of our favorite new frames.

“I really enjoyed building the faces around the glasses,” said Blakeney of the project, in which she illustrated six gorgeous faces from the bougainvilleas, shamrocks, and dahlias that grow in Los Angeles in the summertime. “I was able to think about what kind of lady would wear each pair, what her vibe would be, how she’d wear her hair. The process became almost like an exercise in writing a character, like for a play or a movie.”

When we asked her what her favorite pair was, she was stumped. “Don’t make me choose! Half the fun of living in L.A. is switching up sunglasses every day!” Scroll down to see each of Blakeney’s sunnies honeys:


Festival Girl: She listens to singer-songwriter tracks, wears vintage kimonos, and is a sucker for a bold lip. Flower embellished sunglasses, ASOS


Go Bold or Go Home: This is a woman who has something to say. She’s unabashed, interesting, and dynamic. Geometric sunglasses, Prism


Posh Spice: She lives for fashion, uses the word “divine” to express her every passion, and is always photo-ready. Animal-print sunglasses, Dior


Ethereal Girl: Gauzy maxidresses and barely-there tops embody this girl. Clear plastic sunglasses, Alain Mikli

Flamenco Fabulous: She’s a jet-setter and a terrific dancer, and she speaks many languages to her many friends. Mirrored sunglasses, Illesteva


Sophisticated Lady: She’s elegant, but she stands out wearing lots of colors and piling lots of jewelry on. Colored cat eyes, Fendi

For more on Justina Blakeney’s work, check out her blog The Jungalow.

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