Sunglasses With UV Protection for Summer

Happy summer! It feels so good to finally say that! It has technically been summer in the South for the past month and a half, but I always feel so giddy when the summer solstice rolls around! For today’s blog post, I wanted to talk about something that I’m really passionate about: UV Protection! 

I’m not going to sit here and ramble off reasons why you should be wearing sunscreen every day (because you should be!), but I’m going to tell you why polarized sunglasses are so important! Up until last spring, I really didn’t know what polarized meant when it came to sunglasses. I knew that it generally made them more expensive, but other than that, I was clueless!

After doing some research out of pure curiosity, I came to realize how beneficial polarized lenses are.

The main advantage is that they provide 100 percent UVA/UVB protection, but they also reduce glare, which can help you see clearer while minimizing the damage your eyes may suffer from UV rays. If you spend a significant amount of time outdoors or driving in a car, I would definitely recommend a pair of polarized sunglasses. Every pair that I’ve bought within the past year have been polarized and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to non-polarized lenses.

I used to love buying random pairs of cheap sunglasses, but it’s important to remember that those cheap sunglasses we find at our favorite clothing stores only block about 40 percent of UV rays, which isn’t great!

So, let’s get to the fun part: the sunglasses! I know that we all have different face shapes and style preferences when it comes to sunglasses, so these are merely suggestions that work for my face shape, which is circular!

Let me know if you have any additional questions about polarized lenses in the comments below!

The Classic: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer

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This was my first pair of designer sunglasses, and I’ve had them for a little over six years, so they’ve been worth every penny! Ray-Ban no longer makes this specific color combination, but they do offer customization on the official Ray-Ban website. When it comes to sunglass styles, I really think that this one is universally flattering on any face shape.

I may be biased, okay, I am, but I wouldn’t be telling you guys how much I love Ray-Bans if I wasn’t 100% on board with their brand. They are such high-quality sunglasses, and with everything I put mine through, they’ve stayed in mint condition with zero scratches. Pretty awesome, huh!?


The Trendsetter: Ray-Ban Round 

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Has anyone else ever envisioned how cool it would be to have a certain accessory or clothing item? That’s how I felt about these Ray-Bans! For the longest time, I kept looking at them online and in stores, waiting for the moment when I was ready to buy them. The polarized ones were more expensive, but I was willing to pay extra for that peace of mind in eye protection.

I think that this shape is the one that’s really made for my face. I’m super picky about sunglasses and how they sit on my nose, but the second I put these ones on, I was sold! I’ve had a lot of people ask me how durable and resilient these sunglasses are, and truthfully I haven’t had a single problem with them.


Mirror, Mirror: Privé Revaux The Producer 

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I love having a great mirrored pair of sunglasses in my collection. I think they’re so fun, and when I find a pair that’s polarized, I’m even happier! I came across this brand because I follow Madelaine Petsch on Instagram. She actually collaborated with Privé Revaux for her own collection, which I loved!

I decided on this particular style because I thought it was the safest choice for my face shape being as I was ordering online. That’s one thing I don’t recommend; it worked out with this pair, but I can’t tell you how many pairs of sunglasses I’ve ended up hating once I received them in the mail. Sometimes you really don’t know until you see them in person!


Well, that’s all I’ve got for ya today! I hope that you consider the importance of polarized lenses the next time you’re thinking about buying a pair of sunglasses! There’s tons of affordable options on the market that are just waiting for you to find them!

I hope you all have a super fun weekend full of good vibes and sunshine!

Until next time!

Alicia ❤ 

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