When the summer finally kicks in, there is one accessory that you simply can’t do without – your shades. Where would we be without them? From protecting our eyes from the strong summer sunlight to giving us that superstar look (without the need for eye makeup!); a pair of sunglasses is a fun, fashionable and functional accessory. Choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses is never easy, but if you can’t find a pair to suit you, or you are tired of seeing the same old designs that everyone else on the beach is wearing, then here are a selection of awesome ideas to make your shades stand out from the crowd.
From the simplest of additions; a bead or button simply glued to the side of the frame, to some of the jazzier style ideas, there is a project here to suit everyone here. This is a fantastic way to create tailor-made shades that match your favorite outfit; you can get hold of plain (boring) sunglasses easily and cheaply, and then give each pair a makeover so that you can mix up your summer style with a range of different looks. From classic, understated styles for driving to crazy designs for festival fun – why stick to the same old pair every day when you can have a pair for every occasion?
Aside from dressing up your look, these are really fun projects, and a great way to get into fashion DIY without the need for lots of tools or special techniques – some of these are simply a case of gluing pretty accessories onto your frames (get these from crafts store or recycle old costume jewelry). All these ideas are easy and enjoyable and most importantly, they take up very little time – leaving you to get on with looking and feeling great and enjoying your time in sunshine.