Playful, innovative, and above all noticeable, Karen Walker sunglasses are not your grandmother’s shades. More works of art than clothing, her style does not conform to the usual sleek, streamlined shapes of most designers. Original and fun, the sunglasses speak volumes about personality and can lend style to a paper bag. Five of her most gorgeous sunglasses rock bright colors and stunning silhouettes.
A vision in fuchsia plastic, these sculpted shades have hexagonal-like rims with triangle cutouts along the temple. The thick rims and sides add a retro feel, and the vibrant color jumps out against the black lenses. Perfect for the neons of Resort 2012, wear a pair of these to the beach with a neutral bathing suit and get ready for the compliments. Or, sport them during the day with either a neutral based outfit to show them off or an equally bright ensemble to match. If you do not want to draw so much attention but love the design, try the same pair in an amber Honey hue.
Just like the name suggests, these make great everyday sunglasses. Not quite as sculpted or large as the Patsy, these have the classic retro cat-eye design with a tortoiseshell plastic frame. Metal arrows at the temple break up the potential monotony. The rims and sides are thin, and the lenses are brown. These versatile shades look great with any outfit, even a suit. Of course, they look especially good at the beach, so pick up a pair for your winter vacation.
One of the most distinctive and unusual designs, these glasses feature perfectly round, flat lenses with thin sides and metal arrows long the temple. It takes a fearless woman to wear these, as they draw an incredible amount of attention with their pewter-white frames against large black lenses. To show them off and to prevent the outfit from looking overdone, clear the area around your face by wearing your hair up, a low neckline, and no necklaces. A similar pair, but about twice the size and dark in color, is the Rover.
An unusual wood grain pattern covers thick, rounded plastic frames on these distinctive shades. A contrasting backing of bright yellow gives them a retro cartoon feel while the flat, faux wood front resembles 3-D glasses. Yellow arrows pointing down the temple jump out against the darker background. A similar pair features a bright yellow front, while another is completely orange. If, however, you want something subtle, go for the plain black with mirrored lenses.
The bright silver frames have sprinkles of contrasting black to create a sequined effect against the large square lenses. Metallics dominate accessories for the fall and winter, so pick up a pair of these to satisfy the trend. The beautiful color and distinctive frames make them so chic you might want to wear them out for a night on the town. Otherwise, wear them during the day with a black coat, hat, and scarf to draw attention to the pale color.