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Shades of Love — Oh-So-Fab DSquared2 Sunglasses

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It seems practically demented to write about sunglasses in the midst of another round of snowstorms, and yet I’m finding it oddly comforting to envision and anticipate the warm, sunny days of spring. Maybe it’s a Field of Dreams effect, where my subconscious mind trusts that, if I expend enough energy visualizing this weather, it will somehow actualize the fantasy. All I know is this: my fantasy warm weather ensemble isn’t complete without a fetching pair of shades, and these DSquared2 sunglasses are just the ticket.

I love the octagon shape of the DQ0039 black frames (pictured second from top) and how the long, rectangular strips along the frame’s exteriors add a bit of Miami Beach Art Deco panache to the otherwise simple style. As for the DSquared2 DQ0037 shades, former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams was actually spotted wearing these in black while attending the Tracy Reese Fall 2010 show at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. We actually spotted Michelle Williams backstage minutes before the show, but we didn’t catch her wearing her DSquared2 shades since Williams was kind enough to take them off for all the photographers lurking about, angling to take her picture. Still, it’s clear why she’d pick such a classy pair of shades — the teardrop-shaped lenses flatter almost any face shape, and the thickness of the arms adds that “I want to go incognito” Hollywood flavor. Personally, I find this style particularly alluring in the purple shade (pictured above), which features translucent print (it’s an almost tortoise shell-esque effect) but in an unexpected color scheme.

Now, doesn’t your outlook seem a bit brighter? See how far thinking about sunshine goes?

DSquared2 DQ0037 sunglasses, $330, and DSquared2 DQ0039 sunglasses, $450. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue locations across the US.

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