but to someone like me, who is fashionably challenged, it's another thing to have to shop for, to make sure it matches with my clothing.
i usually stick with simple generic sunglasses that don't make me look like a bug, and actually keep the sun out of my eyes. sister1 has four pairs of sunglasses hanging up on the wall-her shabbos sunglasses, her regular weekday ones, her funky pink ones, and her favorite pair which cracked, but she doesn't have the heart to throw out (at least I'm assuming that's the reason she has for keeping sunglasses that she doesn't wear anymore) even brother1 has sunglasses, although i don't think he actually wears them, but he's very proud of them because they're a knockoff of some stupid company with an animal on them.
when sister1 came home from the city with yet another cool pair of sunglasses, i told her to buy me a pair of sunglasses. which she did. in truth, i don't really like them so much because you can sort of see my eyes through them, and one of the benefits of wearing sunglasses is that if i have to run out in the morning and i haven't yet had a chance to put on makeup, i can wear sunglasses and you can't really tell. but since it's too much of a hassle to actually shop for a pair, i just kept the ones she bought for me.
the other thing sunglasses are good for is to wear up on my head to keep my hair out of my face. i have a friend that tries on sunglasses two ways-on her face and up on her head, because she says the sunglasses spend equal time in both places. in the bungalow colony i worked at, there was a woman who went out at night and insisted on wearing her sunglasses over her shaitel even though it was like 9:30 and the sun had long since set. it wasn't like she'd been wearing them all day either. sometimes when I'm out all day i find that my sunglasses are still on at night, because I've gotten used to wearing them, like my blue tooth headset.
but the real pain with sunglasses is that it's so hard to find a normal pair, and they break so easily. they get squashed in my bag, someone steps on them, or sits on them when they're on the seat in the car, and then i have to go through the whole torturous process all over again. so far this spring I've only had one pair, and I'm hoping it stays that way.