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Top Celebrity Eyewear Trends

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Eyewear remains one of the most practical and versatile accessories fashion-savvy folks can use to complement an outfit, or to show off a super sense of style. The world of eyewear is constantly expanding and becoming infinitely imaginative—creating more interesting options than ever before.

As more eyewear designs become available, people can make whatever statement they’d like with their choice of glasses, and as usual, the celebrities are leading the way with the latest fashions.

Below are some eyewear styles currently being spotted on fashion’s favorite celebrity trendsetters:

 

1. Aviator Frames—

Long considered a classic by eyewear aficionados, aviator frames never really went out of style, but they are back in a big way this year.

Recently seen on popular celebrities like David Beckham, Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, and Halle Berry, aviators have been culturally popular for decades, and give the wearer an authoritative, strong look that appeals to anyone’s inner tough guy or gal.

 

2. Round Frames—

First made popular in the 1960s, the retro goodness of round eyeglasses and sunglasses wandered back onto the runways this year when featured during the shows of Jil Sander, Holly Fulton and more.

While not flattering for all face shapes, round frames come in many different styles, sizes and colors, such as the round, oversized sunglasses sometimes worn by Miley Cyrus, so be sure try on a variety before selecting the perfect pair.

 

3. Oddly-Shaped Frames—

They might look like they were designed by a visitor from the future, but the geometrically groovy, funky frames you’re seeing on stars like Justin Bieber are absolutely in style right now.

Fendi and Versace brought out two-toned, angled frames in unique colors to complement their clothing lines this year, while artistic designers like Kristen Ferrell took the eclectic look a step further with apple-shaped frames and round daisy sunglasses.

 

4. Cat Eye Frames—

Ever since the 1950s, nothing screams “sexy librarian” like a pair of cat eye glasses—just add up-do hairstyle and elegant, form-fitting skirt suit.

Celebs like Nicole Ritchie, Diane Kruger, and Scarlett Johansson have all been spotted sporting this intriguing blend of smart and suggestive, in both the sharply elegant original design and a softer 1980s version of this kittenish style.

 

5. Wayfarer-Style Frames—

In keeping with the retro trend in eyewear, Wayfarer-style frames are being offered by many designers of eyewear, bringing back this design first manufactured by the Ray Ban Company in 1956.

After declining in the 1990s, this style has drifted back into popularity, with stars like Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Jessica Biel all aboard the newly-launched Wayfarer ship, sailing onto the pages of fashion magazines in this classic eyewear.

 

6. Brightly-Colored or Interesting Frames—

Whether neon and loud, like the hot pink sunglasses recently worn by Gwen Stefani, or pretty and pastel, like Anne Hathaway’s quietly feminine frames, eyewear is currently available in a large variety of hues.

In addition to embracing color, some designers are offering embellished frames, or patterns in wild prints like lace, swirls and plaid.

 

7. Safety Frames—

The wrap-around design of protective glasses generally created to shield eyes from harm has worked its way to the runways, featured in the collections of designers like Michael Kors and Tracy Reese.

Lady Gaga has popularized the look, along with Paris Hilton and Denise Richards, all spotted in versions of the latest sporty, safety-inspired eyewear.

 

If you’re seeking daily vision correction, sun protection, or simply a bit of style, eyewear design can add a touch of originality, or completely change the vibe of an outfit.

Use the celebrity eyewear trends above as a guide to find your favorite latest looks, choose the one that suits you best, and wear your fabulous new frames with pride.

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Pool Party Princess: 5 Ways to Awesomely Accessorize Swimwear

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it in a cool new swimsuit – and if you’re going to show off your new swimwear, you’ll want to accessorize it perfectly. But there’s a fine line between accessorizing with class, and taking it too far. You want to enhance your fashionable look, not weigh it down with too many additions or tacky choices.

So how do you choose the accessories that will complement your swimwear and give you that perfectly polished look you’re seeking? Never fear; we’ve got some great tips below to help you find the accoutrements to take your look from “Nice,” to “Wow! She looks amazing!”

 

5 Ways to Select the Best Swimwear Accessories: 

 

1. Some Super Shoes—

Most women agree that high heels have the opposite effect the wearer is hoping for when combined with a bikini, turning what should be a cute, casual look into: “I got lost on my way to the beauty pageant.”

In other words, don’t try too hard. Confident girls don’t have to try, they simply are. So find a flattering pair of sandals or flip-flops instead, and save the pumps for your formal wear.

You can also use beading, ties, glitter, sequins and other details to dress up sandals if you’re trying to make your outfit more interesting.

If you must add height to your swim ensemble, stick with wedges in natural materials with subtle, low heels so you don’t overdo it.

 

2. A Hot Hat—

In addition to protecting your face from the damaging effects of the sun, a hat is a great way to dress up your beach wear. Pair it with some sunglasses to add even more stylish sunscreen.

A big floppy hat will offer the most shade, obviously, but even a smaller version can help you stay cool and looking fashionable.

Baseball hats are sporty, but if you’re seeking an alternative to the classic wide-brimmed movie star hat, consider a fedora, boater, derby or cowboy hat to keep it feminine and flirty.

 

3. A Cool Cover-Up—

Sarongs are a popular swimwear cover-up choice because of their breezy versatility and sexy style, generally wrapped around the hips to serve as a skirt.

If you’re getting too much sun on your shoulders, a sarong can also be layered over the upper body like a pashmina to offer protection with beauty.

Loose-fitting dress-style cover-ups are an excellent choice because they can be worn into the evening if needed. Kaftans are another elegant version of this public-ready look that every woman can wear.

 

4. The Right Jewelry—

All jewelry doesn’t work with every style, and each swimsuit calls for a different look. To figure out what rings, bracelets or necklaces you should choose, you’ll need to first figure out your swimsuit style.

Sporty swimsuits are popular this year, and with athletic swimwear it’s best to think simple when adding rings or bracelets. In general, skip the necklaces, as they tend to overly formalize this style.

Retro swimwear is also big right now, and allows for funky jewelry of all types, with flowers, cherries, bows, polka dots and anything that adds kitschy charm, as long as isn’t too busy.

When accessorizing with the bohemian or geometric prints we’ve seen on the runways lately, dangly, exotic earrings and bracelets look amazing, especially in shells, beads and other intricate designs.

As always, if your suit is modern and clean, keep all accessorizing contemporary and basic, with one big statement piece such as a metal cuff bracelet or a larger pendant necklace, rather than detailed additions.

 

5. The Best Bag—

Beach bags and totes come in a vast array of styles and colors, from natural materials that match everything, like straw or macramé, to wild and bold patterns that add pop to any outfit.

As with jewelry, the bag you carry should match your suit style, but because sporty and modern suits are often simple, you can get away with a bright burst of color via your bag or tote if you’d like.

In general, your bag is where you store towels, lotions, magazines and other poolside or beach necessities, and not something you carry around with you, so have fun and pick the bag you love.

 

Accessorizing your swimwear can be just the thing to make the same suit you may see on someone else all your own. By adding hats, jewelry, bags, cover-ups and cute shoes, you can completely personalize every look to stand out with your special brand of summer style. Use the tips above to add awesome accessories to your swimwear and be the princess of every pool party.