I’ve been known to make outlandish statements when it comes to fashion, but this is no such occasion. Hawaiian brand Maui Jim make the best sunglasses in the world and I’ll tell you why.
Created in Hawaii, Maui Jim have developed their shades with island life in mind. Their special patented polarized lenses have been designed to enhance the colours of the islands. I got the Maui Jim Pau Hana style in the Tokyo Tortoise frames (a seriously amazing leopard print) and boy did they pop. The water turned an even brighter shade of aqua, the palm tree leaves got greener and more crisp, and our tans looked faux deep.
It seems that everyone on the islands is a fan of Maui Jim. The lifeguards wear them on duty, fishermen wear them on trawls and skippers wouldn’t think of leaving dry land without a pair. Even my travel buddy who has some of the coolest sunglasses around bought the Maui Cat III style in Tortoise (a wayfarer style with a sweet bronze-mirrored lens) and wouldn’t wear anything else. And with almost a hundred styles to choose from, you’ll be able to find a pair to make your world pop too.
What we wore:
Pau Hana in Tokyo Tortoise.
Dawn Patrol in Tortoise with Tan.
Maui Cat III in Tortoise.
Mavericks in Gold.
We shot this post on location at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa where we stayed as guests of Hawaii Tourism. A big thanks to the wonderful staff for making it happen, and to Bob – the cheekiest macaw around.