Accessory Advisory: White Sunglasses

This season, white sunglasses have gotten a sophisticated revamp just in time for sunnier skies. We take a look at fashion’s finest pairs.

Elizabeth and James Fairfax Cat Eye Sunglasses
Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s.

 Elizabeth & James Fairfax Cat-eye Sunglasses, $189; 


There was a time when white sunglasses were only reserved for ‘90s music videos or the Spice Girls, but in recent years the once-taboo specs have earned a following with the celebrity It-girls: Rihanna and Rita Ora.

This season they have gotten a sophisticated revamp just in time for sunnier skies. Count on Elizabeth & James to bring you on-trend classics, and these glasses hit the right mark with a slightly retro cat-eye. The pearlized white frame and gold temples make them feel sophisticated and modern.

White frames look best when paired with an outfit that has a bit of the same color in it. A simple navy-and-white striped top looks Parisian-chic with the sunglasses and flats, or add a funkier flare by wearing them with distressed denim and white pumps.

Make sure you try on the trend and cop this covetable pair before your next chance at fun in the sun.

Some other options we’ve been eyeing: Miu Miu’s Hexagonal Frame Acetate and Metal Sunglasses at, $340; Ray-Ban’s Original Wayfarer at, $165; and MICHAEL Michael Kors’ ‘Jemma’ 60mm Aviator at Michael Kors stores and Nordstrom, $116. —Angela Bobo


(March 2014)