Are we really doing this trend?? I….I think so. Admittedly, they do look like a cross between a VR headset and a ski goggle, and yes, I do realize this is not a compelling argument, but think of the usefulness at the beach! Ain’t no sunlight getting in there! No squinting, no Botox…you see where I’m going with this, right?
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a practical trend. (Unless you are a Dad sneak. Then I’m still struggling.)
But OK — back to shield shades. Let’s think of it this way: The Terminator and Lindsey Vonn have a baby…
The One Where Linz & I Try On Shield Sunglasses
I recruited Linzi because she hates everything edgy, and sometimes I’m evil like that.
Oakley Sutro Shield Sunglasses
Yup, I kept this one. (SHUT UP, haters. I can hear you already.) Surprisingly, we both like the plain black best.
Oakley Sutro (pink, black – almost sold out, but more available on Amazon)
Oakely Ridgeline Vs. Oakley Outpace
Hey Linz — 1986 called and wants its sunglasses back. (And I actually LOVE this Dad-inspired pair I’m wearing.) Dad sunglasses > Dad sneaks always.
Oakley Ridgeline (the one with colorful lenses) vs Oakley Outpace
And Then We Tried Fancy Dad Sunglasses
Along the same lines as Shield Sunglasses are Dad Sunglasses. What’s the difference? Picture them both as actual glasses, not sunglasses: The Dad version looks like Something Your Dad Actually Wore, where the Shield Sunglasses look more like Something Worn By Your 9th Grade Science Teacher.
Anyway, not even Versace could take the Dad outta the sunglasses. (But maybe that’s a good thing? Truth be told, we like both of these pairs, too.)
Ray-Ban Oversized Classic Aviators (on Linzi)….Versace Aviator Sunglasses (on me)
Do We Just Stick With What We Know?
As a point of comparison, we tried on some old favorites. And…yeah. These are probably better. Or…if not better, safer.
Karen Walker The Number One Sunglass (on Linzi) and Le Specs Weekend Riot (on me) – almost sold out, but more available on Amazon, here.
Whatever. I’m throwing caution to the wind and am planning to rock the heck out of my shield shades at the beach. I just have to decide on the perfect suit. Something sporty and edgy…maybe like this?
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What say you, Mamas? Has anyone else been eyeing these up?
photo credits: Redfield Photography