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    27 Shades You Need In Your Life N-O-W

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    1. Retro sunnies that you can wear until the end of time because they'll never go out of style.,

    Promising review: "So far these sunglasses are perfect. They really block out the sun. They are a good size and fit my head nicely. They do not hurt when I wear them for long periods of time as some sunglasses do. They also came in a nice little soft case, a cleaning fabric, and a little screw thing to tighten or loosen the glasses as needed. I’m very impressed with these sunglasses!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 10 styles).

    2. A portable umbrella to protect you from the sun while you read a book in the park or hang out at a little league game., Amazon

    Promising review: "At the beach, the wind was fairly strong (around 8–10mph), but the Sport-Brella held up great for our weekend trip! I found that putting sand around the edges of the umbrella, to help support the anchors was helpful. The flaps that allow wind kept me shaded, cool, and breezy. I've used other cheap beach umbrellas that would have buckled under the wind gusts that we had today. It even rained for a few minutes, but my wife and I stayed nice and chill under the Brella. We loved it! We're the kind of folks who love to sit on the beach from 9 a.m. until the sun goes down and this made the beach THAT much more enjoyable." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $50.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A pleated lamp shade you could swap with your current one for a simple way to ~mix up~ your living room decor.


    Promising review: "I bought two of these to replace dated bell shades on small table lamps. Those old lamps look new, updated, and the light is so much brighter! Well worth the price!" —my2sonsrr

    Get it from Walmart for $10.92.

    4. Affordable cat eye sunglasses to keep on hand for when you inevitably lose yet another pair.,

    Promising review: "So fashionable. Very light frame, the lenses are very nice, I use them while I drive and it has been amazing. I use the black ones more, but the pink ones are so dreamy. Price is very affordable, and you get two completely different looks with each one." —Bless Line Corporation

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 33 styles).

    5. A shade that'll cover your entire patio, perfect for keeping UV rays off your precious skin.


    Promising review: "My deck is on the west side of my house and at times the sun beats in. Since my deck is covered, I attached the sail to the roof support and the bottom of the safety railing for the deck. It has held up well through several wind and rain storms. It blocks the glare of the sun while still allowing light through. It has also made the area a little cooler on our 100 degree days this past summer. The sand color looks good with the cedar deck and the colonial ivory color of my house siding." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in six sizes and six styles).

    6. Blackout shades, so you can finally get all the beauty sleep you've been wishing for.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "Shade works great on our entry door window. It gives us the privacy we need during the evening hours, yet during the daytime pushes back up to the top and we have no cords or shade sticks in the way during entry and exit. We have purchased these blinds before for our bedroom and continue to be very happy with them." —ShadeHappy

    Get it from The Home Depot for $55.97.

    7. Round glasses that'll help you achieve a flawless John Lennon–look this summer.,

    Promising review: "Frankly I was concerned these would be too small for a man after reading the comments but they are just fine. This style reminds me of Ray-Ban’s round aviators. Comfortable and lightweight. I live in the desert and these lenses work great for blocking glare. One thing to be aware of is the tint is dark. You will be taking them off if you go inside but I like them that way — after all they are sunglasses! These are going in the car as my new driving glasses!" —Palerider777

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 13 styles).

    8. Magnetic Roman shades to keep the sun out of your eyes during a mid-afternoon nap.


    Promising review: "I love these. I bought three to cover a large picture window in my apartment. I have cats, so I didn't want anything with a cord. The magnets are just the right strength to hold the curtains at the different levels without making it difficult to adjust them. I love that they cut the glare out of my office, but still, let in natural light during the day while I work. I can also double up a section toward the top so that the curtain is a little thicker where the sun crosses my window. They're wonderful!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $25.68+ (available in eight sizes and three colors).

    9. A reclining beach chair with an adjustable shade over it and a zippered pouch to hold your phone, a must-have for anyone planning to spend their weekends in the sand.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my husband to use. He loves it! Sits up nice and high. We took it to the beach when it was very windy, but the sun shade stayed in place and worked great." —LK

    Get it from Walmart for $62.83+ (available in three colors).

    10. Or a canopy you can attach to any chair to keep you covered while you're ~throwin' shade~ and gossiping with your squad on vacation.


    Promising review: "The Rio Beach Canopy for my chair works very well in shading the sun from my head and face. It is also very easy to attach and remove from my chair. I am very glad I purchased this item. Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a little shade while on the beach, park or yard. Very light weight also." —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.69.

    11. A The Golden Girls windshield shade that'll have you crooning "thank you for being a friend" each time you get in your car and it isn't boiling hot.


    Promising review: "You are going to want to purchase this. Whether it’s a gift or for yourself to enjoy, it is just perfect. Nice quality, too. Let’s face it, you are not not going to buy this. Enjoy." —Katie armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. Heart-shaped sunnies you'll love so much because they'll let you recreate your favorite emoji.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $9.90 (available in two styles).

    13. A floppy hat to keep your shoulders covered while channeling the most bougie of vibes.


    Promising review: "I don't like the way some of the extremely oversized sun hats look on me, but this hat is absolutely perfect! It's large enough to provide shade over your face but small enough that it's not hanging over your shoulders. It's the perfect hat for a weekend at the beach or tropical getaway!" —Erin Drummond

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 93 styles).

    14. A universal umbrella with a 360-degree swivel that'll make it SUPER hard to get a sunburn no matter what activity you're doing.,

    Promising review: "I live in Florida, have two children in sports, and spend countless hours going to practice and games in the hot summer sun... I quickly learned to get a clip-on fan and umbrella to help stay cool, but the small sporting goods store umbrellas only ever seem to work if the sun is directly over your head, not coming from the side, or roasting your back or neck.

    Finding this Sport-Brella (XL) was like a gift from above... it is bigger, blocks more sun, and most importantly, can be adjusted into all kinds of crazy angles to block the sun from whatever direction it comes from. It is also more durable than previous sport umbrellas I've used in the past." —Wolfshanze

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    15. Semi-transparent shades for your car windows, so you don't have to worry about damaging your skin during your next road trip.,

    Promising review: "This is a really great shade! It sticks to your window like Saran Wrap. It is very translucent and it gives a lot of shade, even though it seems so easy to see through. I attached a pic to show how much shade is on my arm. This is so helpful to be able to shield a little one's face or keep an arm from getting sunburned on long trips." —Keith Lee

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.97.

    16. Ray-Ban sunglasses you've likely been pining over forever but never allowed yourself to splurge on — until now!


    I've had a hard time finding sunglasses that flatter my face, and I can honestly say the Ray-Ban Clubmasters are the first pair that I've actually enjoyed wearing! They are well-made, have held up really well to being tossed around a bit in my beach bag, and don't hurt behind my ears.

    Get them from Walmart for $153.

    17. Or a similar polarized pair you can test out before treating yourself to the real thing.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! Not only are they very cute, I'm pretty sure just about anybody can pull these off, AND they are great for the sun. I bought them for a vacation, and didn't realize until I was on the beach how happy I was that I had them. They allow you to actually see in the beach sun without squinting all of the time. I had other sunglasses with me, but once I put these on I never wanted to wear another pair. Now that I'm back from vacation, I wear them daily while driving, or really doing anything else outside. They really are a great pair of sunglasses. I'm sure this won't be the only pair I buy. Love these!" —A.M.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 14 styles).

    18. Easily adjustable blinds you'll love because you won't have to struggle with a pesky cord every time you want to filter light into a room.


    Promising review: "I ordered one of these blinds to replace an old blind. I couldn't find the one I had before and I'm so glad that I got this instead! I liked it so much that I ordered more for our other windows. These let light in while giving privacy. The material they are made of gives a soft clean look to our windows and they have a sturdy clear plastic 'handle' on the bottom to raise and lower the blind. Very well made. Perfect for what I was looking for :)" —mbird

    Get them from Amazon for $25.89+ (available in seven sizes).

    19. Four plantable willow trees, so you can assure there will be shade in your yard for years to come.

    CZGrain / Etsy

    The trees will stand around six inches when they are first planted, but will grow about six to nine feet a year.

    Get a pack of four from CZGrain on Etsy for $8.99.

    20. Sunglasses with clear frames that'll have all your friends asking you "where can I get a pair of those bad boys?"

    Spy Optic

    Promising review: "Love these glasses. Well made, comfortable, lenses are terrific, and they don't clean out the bank account to purchase. Very happy with these" —Andrew M.

    Get them from Spy Optic for $65 (available in six styles).

    21. A dad hat embroidered with an avocado, so you'll be ready to ~guac 'n' roll~ at brunch no matter how brightly the sun is shining.,

    Promising review: "Cute, funny, and perfect for your local avocado-loving fiend (everybody has one!) The colors are vibrant and complement each other well. The stitching is nicely done and looks it, too. I like the look so much that I'm considering a second purchase!" —Sonj

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

    22. A reclining lounge chair with a shade canopy, because you deserve to feel like you're at a five-star resort even if you're just watching your dog race around your backyard.


    Promising review: "These are so comfortable I am finding it difficult to make enough excuses to not sit in them forever. I purchased this as a gift and it was so comfy that I got one for myself. The seat is comfortable and it is lightweight enough to take camping or just move around in the yard. The little drinks/ book/ magazine/ phone holder is perfect. The sun shade is adjustable and easy to position." —OtakusChaos

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in five colors).

    23. An umbrella hat so you can stay out of the sun and keep your hands free for other activities.,

    Promising review: "Bought this for a cameraman who often works long hours outside. When you work long hours outside, a ball cap doesn't always work because the back of your neck gets sunburned. A cowboy hat is just dorky. When you're trying to operate a camera, you often need both hands, so you can't be holding a parasol. Not only is the Umbrella Hat utilitarian, but it is fashionable." —Lala_BOOM

    Get it from Amazon for $5.56.

    24. Trendy cat-eye sunnies that'll protect at least half of your eyeball from the sun's intense rays while you live your life at Coachella.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $5.90 (available in two styles).

    25. A lamp shade with a sequin scallop trim I'd expect to see in Ariel's secret grotto in The Little Mermaid.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful, graceful lamp shade that makes my lamp look adorable. I definitely recommend buying this shade to give any room a chic look." —Mal101

    Get it from Walmart for $10.99.

    26. Oversized striped sunglasses to add a pop of color to any spring or summer look you've prepped.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $25 (available in two styles).

    27. And the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, great for diving into while you chill in your now-shady backyard.

    Barnes & Noble

    This book collection has 43,048 five-star reviews on Amazon. Need I say more?

    Get it from Amazon for $26.49, Barnes & Noble for $40.67, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

    You, after stocking up on a plethora of shades:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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