Two Favorite Sunglass Styles for Small Faces

I’m a little predictable when it comes to sunglasses. I have a smaller face and most sunglass frames feel overwhelming on me. I feel pretty lucky that over the years I’ve found two brands that I feel really comfortable in, they’ve sort of become my sunglasses uniform (a little boring, I know). Inevitably one pair is always missing while the other pair is right where I left them.

My Sunglass Staples | Frames for Small Faces |
Forgive the randomness :), I would have loved to have found a post just like this ten years ago (shaking fist at all of those department store sunglass counters and Target turnstiles with mirrors the size of matchboxes).

The first, a classic take on Wayfarer sunglasses by Carerra. They have a similar look and feel as the typical Ray-Ban style but the frames are more petite than every other brand that I’ve tried. They’re also a little snug on the head at first purchase, but nothing that a little molding and a hair dryer can’t handle (or that heat machine at the actual department store if you want to get fancy). Sometimes I feel like I went shopping in the children’s section for these, but I love them nonetheless.


The second, a pair of aviators by Marc Jacobs. These are my favorites and I’ve been wearing this pair for four or five years (or longer?). Well, not the exact pair I have on me today, I seem to be replacing them too frequently. Thank goodness they’re half as much online as they used to be :), perhaps that means that I should stock up? this style isn’t going anywhere, is it? I wear them all of the time (as evidenced here, here and here).

Sunglasses are so personal. They are also unique in that they will probably always be a bit synonymous with grabbing your keys and phone off of the counter on your way out the door – they’re one of those staples that you don’t leave behind any time of the year, and in my book, you’re fortunate if you can feel as comfortable in them as you do your favorite pair of jeans (sigh. is that not the best feeling).

Good news! They are still a bit big on the munchkin. Perhaps my head is more of a normal size after all :).

Everyday Stuff | March-April 2014 |

I need to find the kids non-breakable version of these stat. I love that photo.

PS I’m clearly excited for summer.

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  1. says

    I have a love/hate relationship with sunglasses. The Husband and I are always joking about how I’ve got a little head, so rarely ever fit and sunglasses often fall off. I’ll definitely have to check out those aviators…though I tend to avoid sunglasses with nose pads because of the ponytail effect. (you know…where the nose pads get stuck in your hair and ruin your updo. Or is that just me?) Also excited for summer over here…especially a good week at the beach!

    • says

      I haven’t heard it called the ponytail effect! But yes, definitely agree, happens to me all of the time and drives me crazy.

  2. says

    GREAT post. I love both styles… but I lose sunglasses so I have to go cheap – my wayfarers are from Target and I love them :)

    • says

      Oh I know how that goes. I am replacing sunglasses once annually these days and I sort of figure it’s the cost of doing business :(. Hoping that improves with time… ;)


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