STYLE: Sunglasses for an Aloha State of Mind

Sunglasses for an aloha state of mind

It’s summertime. Time to downshift. For salty skin and sand between your toes. Okay…so perhaps that doesn’t quite sum up our changeable weather, but we can pretend, right? One thing we can all enjoy is slowing down and living in the moment. Qualities at the heart of Hawaiian living. Born on the beaches of Lahaina, Maui Jim sunglasses embody this aloha spirit. The brand makes some of the most beautiful, stylish frames around. Crafted with a generosity, joy, and love of life that shines through in every creation, not only do the lenses reduce glare and protect your eyes, they also deliver brilliant colour and detail. Here, Leanne hand-picks five Maui Jim sunglasses that have caught her eye this summer.


Kila, Maui Jim at Taank Optometrists, Cambridge


Get a rose-tinted view of the world with these marbled ruby-coloured cat-eye frames with an exaggerated topline eyebrow. With Maui Rose lenses, they lend a flattering fuschia tint to your surroundings, while PolarizedPlus2® technology delivers crisp, clear colours and detail.


Local Kine, Maui Jim at Taank Optometrists, Cambridge


These stylish wraparounds with thick temples provide maximum UV protection from all angles. Made using a soft-touch material, we particularly love the contrast between the blame frames and Maui Green mirrored lenses, which put us in mind of the sea.


Even Keel, Maui Jim at Taank Optometrists, Cambridge


Smooth and streamlined, the top bar of these aviator frames is very of the moment. The architectural shapes are softened by a gorgeous sandstone and brushed gold, making them incredibly easy to wear. Fitted HCL Bronze Maui lenses in warm, gold tones, these retro-style frames will take you effortlessly from beach to bar.


Hukilau, Maui Jim at Taank Optometrists, Cambridge


Great for narrower faces, these geometric frames have a flat-topped round shape for straighter brow lines. The elegant simplicity of the lines is offset by the stunning warm gold of the metal frames and Maui Dual Mirror gold to silver lenses, which put us in mind of a beachscape view as the sun glitters over the water.


Following Seas, Maui Jim at Taank Optometrists, Cambridge


With Blue Hawaii Maui lenses that look like a cloudless summer sky, these modern square aviator frames are at once lightweight and defined. Upfront, the definition follows the brow bar, emphasizing the overall shape. ‘Following Seas’ is a nautical phrase that imparts good luck and is in keeping with the colour combination of navy and brushed silver, gives them a beautifully maritime feel.


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