Made in the Shade: NJ Couple Sells Yoga-Inspired Sunglasses

Vira Sun protects eyes in style this summer ...

Vira Sun sunnies for yogis
Vira Sun makes sunnies for yogis and other fitness enthusiasts.

If you’re into healthy living and outdoor activities under sunny skies, good-quality sunglasses are a must. Vira Sun, the original yoga-inspired sunglasses brand, is the brainchild of a Hoboken husband-and-wife team. Vira Sun offers lots of fun styles to keep you covered, whether you practice indoors or in the great outdoors, once a week or every day, or just love yoga and the surrounding lifestyle.

As a yoga- and fitness-inspired unisex eyewear brand, all Vira Sun sunglasses are polarized with UV 400 protection for sunny, outdoor workouts. Each pair is designed with wooden (bamboo, bubinga, rosewood, zebrawood, beechwood or walnut) arms and all are uniquely named after yoga poses. Lotus, Mermaid, Warrior, Half Moon and Full Wheel are some of the frame styles in this season’s collection. Customize your look by choosing a fun lens colors like grey, brown, blue mirror, orange mirror, purple mirror and silver mirror.

My favorite style is the translucent-blue Warrior with silver-mirror lenses and bamboo arms. (I wore them into the office today and everyone asked about them. I’ve included an image of these classically styled sunnies, for your enjoyment.) These shades look perfect with just about everything I wear … Trina Turk, J.Crew, Tory Burch and Jude Connally summer tops, pants, skirts and dresses.

All Vira Sun sunglasses feature a laser-etched Vira Sun logo, and the inside of the right arm includes the word Namasté, the owners’ way of saying, “The spirit in us honors the spirit in you.”

The brand offers 10 percent off your next order when you sign up at virasun.com. You can also check out the latest looks @virasun on Instagram.

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