Market Report: 9 Pairs of Sunglasses to Escape Reality

Babies forget about you the moment you leave their line of vision. Even if you’re their mom. It’s super rude. Out of sight, out of mind is literally their life, which explains why — when they are not crying about being hungry — they are pretty chill. Until they grow up, babies are on permanent vacation.

We adults, unfortunately, are not gifted with such naivety when it comes to our own responsibilities. We are completely focused on to-do lists and what the start of September will mean (for our relationships, our careers, our probability of ever having fun again).We excel in the dark art of not just thinking about things we cannot see, but obsessing over them. So much of the out-of-sight stuff is what causes the sleepless nights and Sunday Scaries. Yay, anxiety!

But you know what we have that babies don’t?



Dammit. They do have sunglasses. Okay whatever. But WE have the power to wear the most absolutely ridiculous pair not at all for the sake of it complementing our face or even because it goes with our outfit, but to ESCAPE REALITY.

Mykita sunglasses

^ See?

Click through the slideshow above for nine options so that you can pick the one that fits your eyes-up-here personality. They’ll carry you strong into the fall so that you can pretend you’re on vacation, a superhero, a celebrity or a bonafide hater blocker.

You know what babies also can’t do? Read.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.


Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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