Accessories have the incredible power of transforming your entire look in an instant. And if there's any one add-on that brings major cool factor in a flash, it's absolutely sunglasses. A great set of shades is an effortless way to look style savvy no matter what (seriously, they can even make basic sweatpants seem elevated), not to mention they serve an important purpose by shielding your eyes from the sun. And if you've been on the hunt for a new wear-with-everything pair that won't ever let you down, look no further than THE ARRIVALS' eyewear capsule. The super-modern shades are set to be the sunglasses of the future — your future, that is.
If fans of cult-loved apparel brand THE ARRIVALS were asked to describe it in a single word, that word would almost undoubtedly be "cool". The line is most adored and admired for its impossibly stylish outerwear offerings like edgy leather jackets and the teddy coat that took the world by storm, and more recently expanded into innovative layering pieces that make staying comfortable (and chic) in the face of the elements exponentially easier. Now, the brand's branching out yet again, this time bringing its customer base APERTURE, a tight curation of cool eyewear so good you'll never want to take them off. Which is totally okay, considering they're designed to stand the test of time, and pretty much everything else.
"Since our inception, we've challenged ourselves to merge technical performance with aesthetic appeal in everything we do. In the summer of 2018 we began prototyping what has become the APERTURE eyewear capsule with a concise but ambitious goal: To create a capsule eyewear collection that merges high-performance lens technology with elevated and versatile design," Jeff Johnson, Co-Founder and Creative Director of THE ARRIVALS tells The Zoe Report. "APERTURE blurs the line between performance and visual identity, becoming the quintessential staple for life Out There.”
The APERTURE capsule collection includes two distinct silhouettes, the cat eye-inspired TURBO and the modern wayfarer ZONNÉ, both available at $185 each and up for grabs on THE ARRIVALS' website.
Both styles are hand-cut from acetate and then polished to a sleek finish for lots of cool factor, and feature solid stainless steel cores to ensure stability and durability. UV 400 lenses are added to the frames for 99 to 100-percent protection from the sun's harmful rays — and since the UV protection is built into the lenses themselves (instead of applied as a coating) it won't fade over time, so you can rely on these shades for countless years to come.
The unisex frames each come in three color ways that'll prove difficult to choose between, considering all will style seamlessly with just about any aesthetic. Pick from forever-cool black frames with smokey gray lenses (particularly chic in the TURBO style), or tap into a vibe that's simultaneously contemporary and vintage-inspired by snagging the transparent gray frames with amber yellow lenses. The latter color way is also available in both silhouettes, but feels especially nostalgic in the ZONNÉ's ode to the wayfarer. If you'd rather look fully forward, opt for the crystal clear frames and gray lenses in the TURBO style that have a very futuristic vibe.
If you've been looking for a pair of cool sunglasses that can keep up with you, THE ARRIVALS' debut pairs are the place to start. Whichever you choose, it's safe to say all your ensembles will be looking even more chic very soon.