Ray-Bans top our list of sunglasses for winter weather
While summer has passed, UV rays are here to stay. And Aspen’s combination of high altitude, heavy snow, and sweet, sweet sunshine can result in a UV triple threat. In fact, according to a recent study in Japan, our eyes are more susceptible to sunburn (yes, your eyes can get sunburnt) while skiing than while sunbathing. Researchers found that the reflection rate of UV light on beaches was 10 to 25 percent, while the rate on areas with freshly fallen snow was 80 percent. The solution? Shades.
When it comes to inspiration for buying a stylish new pair of sunglasses, where better to look than Hollywood? Iconic, American, and worn on films like Men in Black and JFK, Ray-Ban sunglasses are a classic choice with a range of different lenses, including polarized to cut down on reflective rays. Meanwhile, Italian brand Persol, recently seen in Argo and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, offers both polar and photo-polar lenses, the latter of which darken as sunlight intensifies.
Less legendary, but building in buzz is Super by Retrosuperfuture. These handmade Italian sunglasses use lenses in varying color gradiations with the highest level of sun protection, courtesy of Zeiss lenses. Just take a look at the brand’s star-studded Flickr page to see which celebs (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé) have become fast fans.