air heart caramel sunglasses

New Sunglasses for 2021.

*Image above via Le Specs, featuring their Air Heart sunglasses in caramel. I own this shape in both black and tortoise but need the caramel for this summer. These are such a steal at under $70 but deliver major high-end-designer vibes. I like that they are somewhat classic and somewhat trendy — perfect mix.

We’ve covered swim for us and swim for our littles, so I had to mention a few new sunglasses discoveries for the entire family. The hunt started with one of mini’s birthday requests: she asked for blue sunglasses. I had immediately added these Weefarers in blue to my basket, but then noticed they’re suited to children under 3, and so found myself on a wild goose chase for cute blue shades* for my little fashionista. I ended up going down a rabbit hole (per usual) and falling in love with Canadian brand Sons + Daughters’ Cat Cat style. They are so good! In a past season, they offered the shape in a great blue color which I managed to track down from the ends of the earth in a small boutique in London after searching through about 45 pages of Google hits. Ha! Once I’m on a mission…! If mini weren’t so particular about blue, I would have snagged the matte pink in a heartbeat.

At any rate, a few other cute sunglasses styles for little beach babes:

THESE FLOWER SHAPED ONES ARE TRENDY — MINI HAD IN WHITE WITH BLUE LENSES LAST SUMMER

BABIATORS — PREFER THIS SHAPE TO THEIR STANDARD ONE

GLAM TORTOISE SHELL

THIS GAP PAIR!

THESE CATEYES ARE FUN IN THE WHITE

I’m pretty sure micro will just rip any shades I offer him right off his face, but these are my top contenders for little boys.

For tiny fingers, this pair from Cocosand is clever, as it comes with a strap and they are virtually unbreakable. They comes in good colors, too!

New shades for us ladies:

THIS PAIR FROM KREWE COMES IN SUCH EXCELLENT COLORS — AND SUCH A COOL SHAPE

THESE WHITE TORTOISE ONES ARE FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE BUT SO GOOD WITH BLACK, DENIM, NEUTRALS, ETC

I’M INTIMIDATED BY THESE EXTREME CATEYES BUT HAVE SEEN MANY CHIC WOMEN PULL THEM OFF WITH APLOMB — AND THEY ARE A FRACTION OF THE PRICE OF THE CELINES TO WHICH THEY PAY HOMAGE

CLEAR FRAMES ARE ALWAYS SO FLIP

CELINES ARE L’ULTIME, BUT I’VE PURCHASED AND RETURNED A FEW PAIRS BECAUSE THEY JUST HAVE NEVER FIT ME CORRECTLY — MY FACE IS TOO SMALL? — ANYHOW, I HAVE THIS INEXPENSIVE SIMILAR PAIR

STILL CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY AFOREMENTIONED AIRHEARTS — AND NEITHER CAN OLIVIA PALERMO OR MEGAN MARKLE

For your men (BTW – these make a great birthday gift), Mr. Magpie has a great collection, but my two favorites he owns are:

GARRETT LEIGHT CALABAR IN CHAMPAGNE (BRAD PITT OWNS TOO!)

PERSOL (POPULARIZED IN THE 60S BY STEVE MCQUEEN)

We also just watched Bull Durham for the first time and I will be ordering Mr. Magpie a pair of Kevin Costner’s Ray Ban Clubmaster Classics in tortoise this summer.

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10 Comments

  1. Oh, I love those caramel Air Hearts! I’ve added them to my Shopbop wishlist 🙂

    I have a handful of pairs of sunglasses which I rotate: the Illesteva Leonard II in tortoise with mirrored lenses, classic black Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and a cheapie pair of tortoise/glitter cat eye frames from J.Crew. They’re a LOT, but I kind of love how they ride the line between chic and tacky! ha.

    FWIW, I’ve always wanted a pair of classic Clubmasters for myself! I think they can look super chic on women, too.

    xx

    1. Yay!! I agree with you on all of these points, including the glitter and tortoise cateyes — perfect balance of chic and kitschy 🙂

      xx

  2. I’ve been coveting sunglasses like the signature ones Rosamund Pike wears throughout “I Care a Lot” – SO good. Not quite sure I can pull them off, if attained, but I’m tempted to try…

    Also, the fashion (power suits/power sheaths) in that movie make me (almost) wish I were back in the office! It was such a fun watch, definitely recommend for some dark comedy and frankly, much some needed new content!

    1. Ooh I had not even heard of this show! Merci!! Will check it out.

      P.S. Go for the glasses! You can do it!

  3. I swear by Goodr sunglasses for running, hiking, and general outdoor athletics. They’re inexpensive, cute, polarized, and super lightweight so they don’t slide off your face when you sweat.

  4. Love! Ordering my toddler her first sunglasses, as I think she will enjoy them (and maybe not pull them off constantly) this summer.

    Any (inexpensive) recs for husband who constantly misplaces sunglasses?

    1. Hi Jess! You might actually check out Anna’s suggestion (Goodr) on this post for him? Alternately, keep an eye out at J. Crew. They run lots of promotions and tend to have sunglasses shapes that feel relevant/on-trend. xx

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