National Sunglasses Day

Thanks to Coastal for sponsoring this post!

While it may seem like every other day is national declaration of celebration for something, when Coastal invited me to celebrate National Sunglasses Day with them, I learned today is not just about how fabulous sunglasses can complete a look, but how important it is to remember to protect my eyes from the sun's UV rays.

Just like remembering to wear sunscreen before heading out the door, sunglasses are equally as important to wear during prolonged periods spent the sun. For me that would probably be shopping with a leisurely lunch al fresco, and since I spend a great deal of time driving, I opted for polarized lenses, which reduce glare. (If you've never tried a pair of polarized lenses, I highly recommend them!)

Because I adore tortoise frames, I was really excited when I saw this dramatic Kam Dhillon pair in a white tortoise. They are unlike any pair I currently have, and I can see them working with so many looks - which is the idea - so I will always be wearing them! Coastal has pretty much endless frame options, and all the lenses can be customized to prescription, so there needn't be any sacrificing of style for function.

Remember to keep your eyes safe this summer, and if you spend a lot of time outdoors with your dog, consider keeping their eyes safe too!

You can see all the other lovely ladies celebrating National Sunglasses Day with Costal here!

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The Rundown
Leopard Crop Top Leith similar
Black Skirt Simply Vera for Kohl's similar
Lace-up Sandals "Mariachi" Report
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar
Circle Drop Earrings Natasha via TJMaxx similar
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Ring Upper Metal Class
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal 
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie

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Coastal provided me with sunglasses for the purpose of this post, but as always, my views and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!


  1. I really love the bold shape of those frames --- I definitely need to add a few new pairs of sunglasses to my collection this year....

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. I've only started really adding to my sunglass collection---but they are more than just pretty!! I need to wear them all the time---because you don't get another set of eyes, right?

  3. I love the color of those!! And that crop top/skirt combo is great! I almost thought it was one piece!

  4. So, a few things. You are rockin' these frames. They go so well with your top. Also, I need your shoes, stat! And I'm so happy it's National Sunglasses Day. I seriously wear sunglasses every day because they're stylish, they protect my eyes from UV rays and because I have a little sun sensitivity, so I really do need them. Plus, I own so many pairs! Definitely a national day I can get behind.

  5. Aren't you just looking fab Lydia !?
    I like the simplicity of the look and you know you don't have to convince me on sunnies, they're my thing.

  6. Good to know it is sunglasses day. I wear a pair of mine daily, even in the Winter. I own a ton of those. This outfit is tres chic Lydia. Such a gorgeous top. I also love your jewelry and that awesome Bamboo bag. Could you please e-mail me the link of where you purchased the bag from? Thanks.

    Welcome by Thursday to join my linkup and share your fabulous style. Thanks, Ada. =)

  7. I realized at the beach how insanely scratched up my sunglasses are. I could barely see to read! I definitely need a new pair. Yours are adorable!


  8. I'm in love with those sunglasses! They are so chic and look amazing on you!

  9. I'm pretty much never not wearing sunglasses, especially in the summer months, so I definitely think they are something to celebrate. I've never tried polarized frames - I basically never drive so glare isn't much of an issue for me - but I did recently get my own pair of white tortoise frames and I am absolutely in love with them; they're so different from anything I have while still falling right in my comfort zone, which I love. And speaking of things I love, the shape of your sunglasses is to die for. Not to mention how well they coordinate with your outfit!

  10. You look beautiful!

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  11. Those sunglasses look amazing on you! Such a fun and important accessory. Loving your look and that fun top too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. I love this lighter colored tortoise, it's one I haven't seen too often! I always gravitate towards tortoiseshell (both my go-to sunglasses and regular glasses are that print #predictable) but I love this little twist on the classic. Also, your leopard crop top is pretty much the classiest crop top I've seen--love it!

  13. Your accessories are SO on point here! Loving the earrings and those sunglasses are chic way beyond #nationalsunglassday.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  14. I'm always a sucker for tortoiseshell and this cat eye shape is so chic!

    District of Chic

  15. I love tortoiseshell glasses and these are such a fun pair! They look great on you. Sunglasses really can complete an outfit!

    Nicole to the Nines

  16. Loved your look!!
    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

  17. You look so cute in those sunnies. Being from FL, polarized is a must. Love these!

    <3 Shannon

  18. I love this look from head to toe! But those sunnies are definitely eye-catching!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  19. I love those statement sunnies on you! They are definitely one of my go-tos for accessorizing a look!

    Jessica |