Good news sunglasses lovers: shade SEASON is here! We know you don’t have to wait for the weather to break to whip out your favorite sunglasses, but summer offers a reason to rock shades all season long. In addition to colorful jewelry for summer, sunnies are the perfect pick me up for your summer ensembles. Traditional aviators have taken a back seat to let some other styles shine. Here are few pairs we love!

1. Blue Mirror Lenses

Blue Mirror Lenses

Lulus – $13.00

Mirror lenses have had a huge impact on the street style scene and the blogger world. The color blue has created its own frenzy and we are a fan! The richer the color of your lens, the more fabulous the shades appear. Like many other frames, you can find this style on the cheap or for a splurge. Either way, blue mirror lenses cool down the summer heat and make a statement.

2. Oversized Frames

Oversized Frames

Chloe – $380

What is too big when it comes to sunglasses really? The larger the frame, the better. That’s the name of the game, and we’re playing. With close consideration of the shape and your own unique face shape, anyone can rock oversized frames. You want your frames to cover your t-zone and a bit of your eyebrows for the full Hollywood effect. This glam look will make you feel like you’re coasting down Rodeo Drive with your hair blowing in the wind. We’re crushing on this luxury pair from Chloe, but this style is available in many price ranges.

3. Cat Eye Frames 


Cat Eye Frames


Tom Ford – $425

If you haven’t noticed the cat-eye takeover, you won’t be able to ignore it now. Much like the pointy-toed pump, cat-eyes are not really a trend; they are a timeless reoccurrence in the fashion closet. Because this shape compliments most if not ALL face shapes, they deserve a spot in your accessory collection too.  This pair from Tom Ford is well worth the fashion statement if you have the means. 

4. Circle Frames

Circles Frames

Nastygal – $45

Yes these circle frames are embedded in a cat-eye but that’s because the two styles together is a magical combination. This pair from Nastygal uses a metallic finish and cartoon inspired border that creates one seemingly smart and unforgettable look. Paired with a minimal collar necklace from our collection circle frames are the perfect break from the ever coveted aviator this summer.

Show us how you style your favorite summer shades with Jinja Jewelry. We’d love to see!

handmade jewelryWritten by Elaine Helmig, Co-Founder of Jinja Jewelry

Elaine has traveled far from her beginnings in the aviation industry with a background in engineering.  Her eye for beauty and natural symmetry led her to partner with artist Australian Joy Daniels. The two of them have joined forces to build a Jinja Team with a creative flair for beautiful fashion jewelry. The results have been truly extraordinary as the handmade jewelry has found a following with an international clientele as diverse as the jewelry itself.  Jinja Jewelry is slowly becoming a fashion statement and is treasured for its simply beautiful coral and elegant silver designs.

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