For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you'll probably know that my account was hacked and that I spam-tweeted hundreds of people advertisements for fake Ray-Ban sunglasses. After changing my password and deleting all the tweets, I was left annoyed (I also lost a few followers, which is unfortunate but reasonable.) So, fuck it, I'm blogging about actual sunglasses that I would want to wear today.
Does anyone talk about vampire Goth anymore? I remember it a lot in the earlier 2000's but then we got boring and decided we didn't like wearing vampire fangs and gorgeous faux-medieval/victorian flowing dresses (outside of photoshoots, anyway). Shame on us, really.
Anyway, these sunglasses would do well for any sophisticated aristocratic / romantic / victorian / vampire goth aesthetic, especially for people who prefer a more masculine style. These are from Etsy.
Steampunk folk don't just have to wear goggles! They can also wear sunglasses. I'm cheating here, of course, because these glasses have a google-like vibe to them (but slightly less likely to make your face super sweaty. Which I think we can all agree is a good thing.)
I love the gold touches on these and I think they would fit a lot of Steampunk / Dieselpunk / vintage kind of vibes. And I think by now I've blathered on enough about how much I like gold, especially in more Gothy styles. These are from eBay.
Gothabilly (or Rockabilly, or 50's Pin-Up, or whatever you want to call it) has, in my opinion, really the best sunglasses. Cateyes are absolutely iconic. They're great for my face shape, so I might be biased, but I love a vintage looking cat-eye, from the subtle to the ridiculous. These ones are from Sunglasses Warehouse.
Yeah, I'm letting the Nu-Goths in on this action. I actually really like the circle frame aesthetic that's so common among Nu-Goths. They add a little bit of a modern flair to Goth outfits and I've seen them a lot on Instagram and other fashion sites. I don't know that it would work for my round, heart-shaped face, but they're cute on other people. These frames are from Eye Buy Direct.
These sunglasses give me a lot of nostalgia for when Lolita was really going strong in Goth fashion and so was decoden. If you're not an old veteran of that particular Kawaii DIY phenomenon, Lovelyish has a great post with pretty pictures. Basically, for a while, people covering their phones, laptops, mirrors, and pretty much any flat surface with gems and cabochens was all over alternative fashion forums. I think we could bring this back. These ones are from Etsy.
What kinds of sunglasses are you all carrying around as the sun gets brighter and the weather gets warmer?