Completing an outfit comes down to accessories, one of the most transformative being sunglasses. After all, slipping on lenses is an immediate confidence booster. Any fashion person will tell you, if you're after an effortlessly cool vibe, just add bold eyewear. But not just any pair will do. To really achieve a stylish look (and guarantee you'll wear them for seasons to come), investing in a timeless, versatile pair of sunglasses is the winning move.
Content creator Caroline Lin often turns to sunglasses to tie her looks together. For her, the accessory is a classic must have. This season in particular, her shades of choice are Longchamp. "They're so classy and unique," Lin tells POPSUGAR. "The shape is super timeless and versatile, and the various colorways give each pair so much character and personality."
From slick bomber jackets to crisp blazers, see how the New Yorker is styling her favorite sunglasses for life in the city.
When shopping for the perfect pair of sunglasses, Lin values comfort, fit, and adaptability within her wardrobe. Longchamp styles not only check her boxes, but she also loves the classic design, versatility, and functionality that they have to offer.
These black sunglasses help top off her elevated everyday outfit. "They complement the cool and effortlessly chic vibe the jacket is giving," she says. "They add so much personality to the look."
For the rest of her outfit, it's the chic practicality that makes it quintessentially NYC. "It's my ideal go-to look for when I'm out and about in the city," Lin says. "The jacket, sunglasses, and bag go perfectly together."
Lin, who describes her style as minimal, modern, and chic, draws style inspiration from the '90s as well as her NYC surroundings. Her goal is to feel confident when she gets dressed and to showcase her authentic self through fashion.
She's also a believer in outfit repeating. "There's nothing wrong with wearing things more than once," Lin says. "That's why I seek versatile, high-quality pieces."The sunglasses she's wearing here can easily be dressed up or down. In a fun, translucent pink hue complete with a chunky chain, they really take her look up a notch. "These sunglasses add a pop of color and make this super-minimal and elegant outfit more fun," Lin says. "It's a trendy monochrome look you want to be seen all over SoHo in."
Lin has mastered a classic and timeless aesthetic, and with sunglasses being her most important accessory, having elegant options she can wear season after season is crucial. She loves this brown pair because they go with everything in her closet.
"For me it's all about color coordination; that's the key to keeping an outfit sleek and clean," Lin says. "The subtle brown coloring in these sunglasses paired with black ensures they'll coordinate well with every outfit."
Styled with a tailored blazer and a cozy turtleneck, the sunglasses help give this outfit character and edge. Lin sees it as the perfect look for attending events or getting dinner with friends uptown.
Credits: Photo courtesy of Caroline Lin; Sr Designer: Kelly Millington