Hi everyone! It’s been a little quiet on the blog as we’ve been enjoying the summer! I know the summer season is close to an end but for me it seems like it just started. I’ll be back next week with some new beauty reviews. In the meantime by popular request I’ve put together a roundup of my favorite sunglasses! I’m sharing the styles and colors I wear the most frequently from Ray-Ban, Tom Ford and Celine. Finding a pair that fits my face size and shape is tricky – most aviators don’t fit well and I still haven’t found a cute pair of oversized sunglasses that are flattering (but they seem to look cute on everyone else!). Here are my Top 7 favorites with style code and color names so you can find the exact same pair in case you’ve seen something you liked on my Instagram stories @beautylookbook.
CELINE 48mm CAT EYE
- Style Code: CL4003IN MINERAL 01A
- Size Details: 48mm lens width; 23mm bridge width; 145mm temple length
- Color: Black/Smoke
- Where to buy: Nordstrom, Celine, Saks Fifth Avenue
I bought these in Miami last year at the Celine store and they were quite the splurge but I love them! I had normally gravitated towards brown or lighter pink sunglasses but love how the black color goes with everything. They are round and very sturdy but the lens is flat (while most of the styles I have are slightly curved). I haven’t had any issues with scratches or stretching but I keep these in the case at all times I’m not using them.
CELINE 50mm CAT EYE POLARIZED
- Style Code: CL4004IN 53R
- Size: 50mm lens width; 22mm bridge width; 150mm temple length
- Color: Havana/Green
- Where to buy: Celine, Nordstrom, Saks
This pair was one of my more trendy purchases. The Celine sales associate recommended this style for my face shape but I didn’t buy them until a year later when I had some Nordstrom notes from points saved up and ordered them from Nordstrom. I love them! I feel like Celine makes really sturdy sunglasses with some weight which makes them feel more luxurious to me. They also make this style in a non-polarized version but in different color variations.
Other details above: Top, at Pass-A-Grille Beach wearing the Sun Hat from Eric Javits in Bark, old coverup from J.Crew, beach towel from Parachute Home, flip flips from Tory Burch. Bottom, wearing sweater tank from Reformation, lip gloss is the Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Lip Gloss in Wild Card.
TOM FORD LAUREN
- Style Code: TF614 52F
- Size: 52mm lens width; 19mm bridge width; 140mm temple length
- Color: Dark Havana/Gradient Brown
- Where to buy: Nordstrom
I had these on my wishlist for many many months. I was lucky and found these on sale early in the spring when a number of retailers were marking things down 25% or 30% off site-wide. I saved over $100 off and was thrilled. The size is perfect for me!
RAY-BAN HIGH STREET 51mm
- Style Code: RB4259 6166/13
- Size: 51mm lens width; 20mm bridge width; 145mm temple length
- Color: Shiny Opal Beige Brown
- Where to Buy: Shopbop
I ordered these from Shopbop for the color and love how neutral and versatile they are. The 51mm lens is smaller in width than some of my other styles but still works for my face shape and size. They also make this color in the 53mm Phantos style if you prefer a wider lens.
RAY-BAN WAYFARER II SUNGLASSES 52mm
- Style Code: RB2185 901/58
- Size: 52mm lens width, 18 mm bridge width, 145mm temple length
- Color: Black
- Where to Buy: Nordstrom (also available in non-polarized version)
This is a smaller version of their WayfarerII with a 52mm lens versus the regular 55mm lens. For size, I think both sizes work but I have a slight preference for the wider ones because they cover more of the face and give more shade to the eyes. Larger ones shown if you scroll down to the last photo at the bottom. For the type of lens I don’t have a preference for polarized vs non-polarized lenses and have a mix of both options. I do notice there is a stronger contrast and sharpness in color to what I see with polarized lenses although they tend to be more expensive than regular ones.
RAY-BAN PHANTOS 53mm
- Style Code: RB4305 820/73
- Size: 53mm lens width; 19mm bridge width; 145mm temple length
- Color: Striped Havana/Brown
- Where to Buy: Ray-Ban, Sunglass Hut
This is the style and color I get asked the most about. I think you girls love the brownish/red color of the frames! Anytime I wear them so many of you send messages asking for the style number. I like the shape and style because it’s more round versus rectangular. The color of the lens is almost a happy kind of color when you look through them. As usual with Ray-ban this is also available in a polarized option. If you are looking online and notice prices are different with a certain style – check to see if you’re looking at a polarized option (they tend to be priced a little higher).
RAY-BAN WAYFARER II SUNGLASSES
- Style Code: RB2185 902/57
- Size: 55mm lens width; 18mm bridge width; 145mm temple length
- Color: Spotted Havana Brown, Polarized
- Where to Buy: Ray-Ban
These are my most-worn sunglasses. I feel like the polarized version isn’t widely available (except for Ray-ban) but you can still find this in the non-polarized option in a wide range of colors (non-polarized option is also less expensive).
Hope you found this roundup helpful! For me my favorites are from Ray-Ban for the price, quality and classic styles. I do own a few older designer styles from Chanel and Gucci but find I don’t wear them as much anymore and in recent years haven’t really looked into the newer options. If you have any favorites please let me know in the comments! I’m still in search for aviators that work for me – I had a couple of Marc Jacobs rimless options years ago but have worn them so much they are pretty scratched up now and I can’t wear them anymore.
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