Sunglasses for all styles
When it comes to summer must-haves, sunglasses are pretty much at the top of the list. No other accessory has the power to completely transform your look (with the possible exception of a felt or Panama). Building a collection of different pairs ensures that you will never miss that finishing touch. Brian recently introduced his collection of sunglasses on the HSS YouTube channel and showed us why it is necessary to own multiple pairs. Today we'll take a look at how choosing the right pair of sunglasses for your look can be a powerful tool for your style.
1. Weekend by car
A man's clothing, like the car he drives, reflects who he is. Brian always knows how to convey classic style and sophistication, but what I love most about this look is that the aviator sunglasses completely change its appearance. Black frames and tinted lenses give off a rockstar personality. He looks confident and downright badass. What is better? You can easily make this look work with one of your suits and a pair of aviator sunglasses.
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2. Job interview
What I've learned over the years is that the clothes you wear can tell people everything they need to know who you are. An important occasion, like a job interview, is the opportunity to show why you are the right candidate. While this look is quite simple, it reinforces the idea of dressing well without distracting from your true skills. The same should go with your sunglasses. This pair of Garrett leight is understated, but adds a touch of freshness to a classic look.
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3. Sharp Casual
The thing about a classic pair of sunglasses is that they always outlast the trends. Of all the different pairs mentioned, this pair of Oliver Peoples is one of Brian's favorite pairs. Far from being ubiquitous, these sunglasses are just fine details. Paired here with a navy bomber jacket, tan chinos, a white shirt and sneakers, Brian shows us why dressing casually doesn't mean dressing sloppy.
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4. Vacation time
The holidays seem much further away today than you expected, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't prepare for it when the time comes. Holidays are not just a relaxing time away from the norm, they are a great opportunity to experiment with your style. Round sunglasses aren't for everyone, but Brian shows us that trying a different style can be successful. Here is a perfect example of how to dress when traveling.
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5. Hollywood statement
Sunglasses are a transformative accessory. Sometimes we wear them just to hide and other times it is to say that we should not be disturbed. Everyone should have at least 1 pair of sunglasses that make a bold statement. Whether that means a pair of unique colored lenses or a large framed pair like these from Oliver Goldsmith Lord. Brian makes this Hollywood style easy with a basic black button down polo shirt, a blazer and white chinos. A look that Mr. Caine would be proud of.
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Steven D. Elliott
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