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How to Tell If Ray-Bans Are Real

How to Tell If Ray-Bans Are Real

Let’s face it: No accessory collection is complete without a pair (or two) of Ray-Bans. The perfect blend of classic and contemporary, these go-to shades are favorites of It girls like Lily Aldridge to Kendall Jenner. But like many of our most beloved pieces, the Ray-Ban style has also attracted a number of knockoffs. For those who value both aesthetics and authenticity, knowing how to tell if Ray-Bans are real has never been more essential. Here’s how to get what you want without getting conned.

Genuine Ray-Bans have noticeable weight to them. Lightly toss and catch the glasses, or pass them back and forth between your hands to confirm a sturdy, well-crafted weight. While you shouldn’t expect them to be heavy, light-as-a-feather shades are a telltale sign that the sunglasses are fake.

One of the best ways to tell if Ray-Bans are real is to lightly tap the Read the rest

The Sunglasses That Are in and Out This Summer, According to Instagram

The Sunglasses That Are in and Out This Summer, According to Instagram

Fun fact: Today, June 27, is National Sunglasses Day. While I may not have known about this internet-invented holiday if I didn’t work in media, I figured that at the very least, it’s a great time to check in on the sunglasses trends that are in and out this season either way. It only makes sense when you consider that summer is finally in full swing and the odds of us having an upcoming vacation are only getting higher.

So when it came time to gather the trend info, I thought who better to ask for insights than our Instagram-savvy friends at Dash Hudson, a social media marketing platform? The team there might even have more of a pulse on what is trending than we editors do. After all, if it’s popular on the ’gram, it’s popular in real life (and vice versa). So just what is and isn’t trending … Read the rest

8 Sunglass Trends That Look Really Expensive But Are All Under $50

8 Sunglass Trends That Look Really Expensive But Are All Under $50

If you are anything like me, you would never leave the house without sunglasses. And if you do by mistake, you would turn around to go get them because you would rather be late than be sunnie-less. (I now have a few emergency pairs in my car just in case.)

Sunglasses are the ultimate outfit-maker. They instantly add a cool factor and tend to tie a look together. The trends are constantly changing, and now more than ever, they are becoming bolder and more playful in style. From bedazzled cat-eye frames to bold, structural shapes, it seems like the current styles are touching upon every decade, and the options can be overwhelming.

So how do you keep up? Simple: Don’t spend too much on a trend you’re experimenting with. Unless they are your signature shades, there is no need to blow hundreds of dollars on something … Read the rest

5 Sunglass Trends That Are in for Summer 2019 (and 5 That Are Out)

5 Sunglass Trends That Are in for Summer 2019 (and 5 That Are Out)

Sunglasses are arguably the one item that can make or break your entire summer wardrobe. Think about it: If you’ve settled on the perfect pair that makes a statement but still somehow goes with everything, it will take your look from zero to 100 in an instant. But on the other hand, make the mistake of leaving it at home, and your outfit can never really live its best life. The good news is you’re mere moments away from finding your next pair of shades to wear all summer long.

Even if sunglasses are an afterthought for you, simply updating the pair you grab before leaving the house to a fresher style will go a long way, which is why we’re breaking down all the summer eyewear trends that are in (and a few that are fading away, too) to make it extra easy for you. To find out … Read the rest

Meet Our Moms (and Shop Their Ideal Mother's Day Gifts)

Meet Our Moms (and Shop Their Ideal Mother's Day Gifts)

Moms give us a lot: their (almost) endless patience, their affection, their wisdom, their time, their record collections… And while we’re grateful for all of it—and hopefully show it year-round—we can’t help but regret some of the Mother’s Day gifts we’ve presented them with in the past.

I’m not talking about the homemade tokens of affection (I have it on good authority that moms actually do love homemade cards, art projects involving macaroni noodles, and DIY jewelry)… I’m talking about the uninspired, unwanted purchases that are usually worn politely once or twice before being relegated to the back of Mom’s closet or dresser drawer.

That’s why this year my co-workers and I decided to put a little more time and effort into making our gift-giving decisions. We put our heads together and realized there’s one accessory that’s sure to get plenty of wear from all of our moms, despite their … Read the rest