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Bright Eyes: 6 Pairs of Summer Shades

Everyone looks cooler in sunglasses; it’s a scientific fact.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Audra Oden August 4, 2015 Published in the August 2015 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Image: Audra Oden

Everyone looks cooler in sunglasses. We know this. But did you know the cool quotient of everyone’s favorite accessory has been verified by science? It’s true. According to Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses, shades make us look more attractive because they create an aura of mystery, as well as cover up any asymmetrical features around the eyes. So why not go bold, with unexpected shapes or bright colors? Fact is, there’s no such thing as a bad pair of shades.  

Top to bottom: Karen Walker ‘Hothouse’ sunglasses, $300 at Laboratoria; Balenciaga blue acetate and gold sunglasses, $450 at Tootsies; Dita ‘Heartbreaker’ cat-eye sunglasses in 18k gold, $850 at Eye Gallery; Thierry Lasry ‘Bunny’ sunglasses, $500 at Eye Gallery; Illesteva ‘Leonard II’ sunglasses in black and white, $290 at Tootsies; RetroSuperFuture ‘Lucia’ sunglasses in Ciao Green, $250 at Saint Cloud.

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