Everyone has a favorite sunglasses style, and rotating among several different pairs is an exceptionally easy way to change your look. With sunglasses, you can try a trend without investing a lot of money into a whole outfit.
Mirrored sunglasses came on strong in 2015 and they are here to stay in 2016. One of our most popular styles from Blue Planet. This Classic Bamboo polarized pair is right on trend at $45:
Also trending in eyewear are circular and oversize shapes recalling the peace, love and fashion movement of the '60s era. Characterized by the Brit invasion and American Pop explosion, Mod expression, fashion icons like Twiggy and music icons like The Velvet Underground's front woman Nico, these styles have been enduring throughout the decades.
Protect yourself from the sun's rays in UVA/B shaded lenses and glance out at your world in full style like Twiggy did in these oversize clear shades, or go a little more undercover and peruse fashion magazines with dark lenses like Nico and many others:
Similar styles at lou lou include our retro wayfarers priced at $20:
And our Blue Planet Ojai polarized sunglasses, $30:
An added bonus is that Blue Planet glasses (in black) give back to the visually impaired community. Blue Planet has donated more that 75,000 pairs of glasses!
For a real pop of color throw on these bold shades for a full circle look, in their fully fabulous red color which is indeed still in for Spring. It doesn't matter that we are well past the holidays; red stays chic along with Spring pastels, especially in rounded formation. Ring around the Rosie: Eyes on Fashion Week (Paris)
This year's fashion week in Paris has come and gone (debuting styles for Fall of 2016, it's clear that Spring is always in) and proved that many designers are "petal pushers" as they're being called by many fashionistas. What's our flowery nod to that? Our rose colored glasses that are just $25:
Grace Jones recently attended a book signing during fashion week in Paris and danced all night afterwards, truly living her La Vie en Rose. She's one of those ladies that can wear sunglasses on any red carpet, in or outside, and still look cool. She's wearing oversize, geometric shades here.
Grace Jones in circular shades and Naomi Campbell rocking aviators, with just enough round contour to shape her face perfectly.
Aviators can also be found at lou lou if you want to channel your inner Naomi. Our Blue Planet Shiny Gold Aviators are just $30:
You have many options for a clear, bright and unobstructed view. Springtime is happening all around us, and it's time to pick which type of circular accessory you want to protect your eyes from the biggest, baddest circle there is, the one we all enjoy most.
Expert series: Travel in Style
"Darlings, forget the diamonds. When traveling, lou lou is a girl's best friend!"
Our featured expert this month is Karen Klopp, the author What to Wear Where and founder of What2WearWhere.com.
With a backdrop of Manhattan and a background as a writer, documentary film producer, life-long conservationist, traveler, board member for various organizations, chair of countless events and wife and mother of three, Karen has participated in almost every kind of event that a woman experiences in her life. It’s with all this fabulous practice that she founded What2WearWhere to save today’s busy women their precious time by eliminating the stress of dressing for life’s events and travel!
Karen has also published Packing for Travel, the definitive globe-trotting guide. In it, she addresses the important topic of how and what to bring when it comes to packing your jewelry. We are thrilled that she is sharing her expertise with us!
According to Karen, there is a minimum number of pieces to pack. Obviously you can add to the list depending on your needs and your events list. Lightweight statement jewelry provides great impact and takes up little space in your bag. There are many useful jewelry snugs on the market, and lou lou offers a few different options:
Jewelry travel case - $21
Jewelry snug $29 - this one is specially designed to keep your delicate pieces tangle free!
Below is a lightweight bag that has become a favorite of ours for travel. The Tosca day bag is a steal at $39!
In Packing for Travel, Karen suggests the following must-haves :
Jewelry packing list - DAY
- hoop earrings - Erica hoop earrings $15
- small studs - our Anytime pearl studs go with any outfit and take up almost no space at all $10
- bracelet - Touch of Gold wrap bracelet $22
- pendant necklace - La Vie Parisienne Necklace $50
- all-purpose watch - Roman numeral watch $25
Jewelry packing list - NIGHT
- statement earrings - Katerina drop earrings $15
- large cuff bracelet - 11 layer cuff $20
- dramatic necklace - Evangeline necklace $60