When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Shopping

Brad Pitt in Tom FordWhen it comes to mantras that just make you happy, “When the going gets tough the tough go shopping,” is one of my favorites. A little stress melts away as I browse the shops and if I happen to find a great pair of shoes or some fabulous jewelry its all the better. And I’m not alone, recently mega-famous director and East Hampton resident Steven Spielberg was recently spotted browsing the looks at OPTYX by Gruen (10 Main Street, East Hampton) where he ordered a pair of lenses. Guess he needed a bit of retail therapy too.

So what are the hot looks for lenses these days? The sun will come out in the Hamptons at some point so you’d better be prepared. The trends point to something retro-inspired - think Jackie O or aviator styles. Ray Ban, Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, and Gucci create stunning aviator styles seen on the glamorous faces of Angeline Jolie, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Husdon. While fashion forward stars like Ciara and Estelle opt for larger more colorful frames with plenty of bling from Bulgari, Cartier, and Chanel.

Consider the shape of your face before you select a pair of sunglasses. If you have a round or oval face look for rectangular or square frames that will offset the shape of your face and bring out the beauty. If oversized frames make you look a bit like a bug then pass on that trend. Trends only work if they work for you not the other way around. When it comes to the lenses look for the highest level of protection you can manage with light blocking Polarized filters and glare coatings.

Pick a frame, enjoy your retail therapy, and go be Hamptons fabulous!

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