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Whether you follow trends or shun them, they keep popping up in the world of style. Fashion trends, by definition, are temporary and meant to eventually be replaced by a successor. This (to me) is exactly why they are fun to try! As long as they are affordable and fun, I am always willing to give a new trend a shot. I will be reporting weekly on new trends happening in the world of fashion and beauty and how I work them into my repertoire.

This week's Try a Trend Tuesday is....Colored Sunglasses!

Although many of us own a standard pair of aviators or the standard black oversize ovals, testing out a new color of sunglasses puts a little spring into your season. From cobalt to coral, mint to magenta, you can find affordable options in every color of the rainbow.

I am loving shades of purple for spring, so I test drove a pair of specs from GlassesShop. Yes, these are definitely cheap glasses when compared to their designer counterparts! (They also offer prescription eyeglasses if you are in the market).

Here is what I selected:

  Toulouse Wayfarer in Purple

 I loved the color of the frames- so perfect for this time of year. One thing that I wasn't a huge fan of was the color of the lenses. They don't block out the sun as well as others do, so make sure to get dark tinted or polarized lenses. Wondering what the difference is between polarized sunglasses and their counterparts? Polarized sunglasses have a chemical film that reduces glare in addition to brightness; tinted lenses just reduce brightness.

I love ordering sunglasses online- as long as you know what shapes work for your face, there is usually a much better selection that in stores. If you want to give GlassesShop.com a try, you can get 20% off by using the coupon code CherylX20.

How To Style:

Matchy-matchy is in this year! If you want to match your sunglasses to your accessories, by all means play those colors up. Here are two ways I paired jewelry and sunglasses. The mint ones are from Forever 21 last year- affordable and chic as well!

The earrings on the left are from J. Crew Factory, necklace is from Forever 21. On the right, the earrings are from BaubleBar.

What are your thoughts on the colored sunglasses trend? Are you on board?

Disclosure: I received a complimentary pair of sunglasses from GlassesShop.com for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.

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