We all know the feeling. It’s an overcast late summer day – you’ve committed yourself to the weather, consciously leaving your sunnies at home as you head out. Aaaand that’s about when the clouds roll away and the sun suddenly shines through. Dammit! Don’t you wish you’d packed that pair of sunglasses after all? You’ve just made a classic mistake, and we’re not just talking about forgetting your sunnies at home. No, even worse, you’ve presumed that sunglasses are not a year-round staple accessory. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Despite what the name suggests, sunglasses don’t have to be limited to only in the sun. Quite the opposite, sunnies are relevant all year round, particularly when the sun is low in the sky. As a matter of fact, the off-season is the perfect time to invest in a new pair (or two) of sunglasses. Why? Here are 3 good reasons:
1. Summer's colorful lens trend is perfect for colder seasons
In fall and winter, the sun is lower and can actually be more blinding than in summer. The UVA rays are just as damaging to the eyes (and the skin around them) as they are in the summer. You could argue that it’s more dangerous in the winter because you don’t wear sunglasses (nor sunscreen) in the first place. Conventional sunglasses can often be too dark-tinted for the wintertime. However, since glasses with bright and colourful lenses are all the rage this summer, they are perfect for fall and winter. They let in enough light on overcast days, while still protecting your eyes from the pesky sun rays.
2. Sold-out models available again
High-quality sunglasses are usually produced in 3-month cycles, meaning that for many brands, popular models that were sold unexpectedly quickly may not be available again until the end of the summer season. Often, these are not excluded from the summer sale, so you might even be lucky to get a bargain deal on them! And that leads us to our third point.
3. Unbeatable prices
Right now is the time when you can get the best deals on high-quality sunglasses. We came across a Copenhagen-based brand called MessyWeekend, which is currently offering up to 40% off their trendy eyewear, and not just on the discontinued models! MessyWeekend offers very high quality eyewear at very fair prices – a rarity when it comes to sunglasses – while at the same time they are committed to cleaning up our oceans & rivers of plastic waste. What more could you want?