16 Trendy Sunglasses Cases to Keep Your Sunnies’ Style on Lock
Sunglasses are an essential component to every warm weather capsule wardrobe, because protecting those peepers when the sun is shining bright (something you’ve been lusting after for months) is non-negotiable. You’ve already scooped up a set of colorful sunnies to take along on all your summer adventures — including the slew of festivals and balmy beach dates you have lined up — but there’s one super important accessory you’ve likely overlooked: a case. Sunglasses are kind of like socks — somehow they always end up going AWOL or, womp womp, getting sat on in the car. Providing your shades with a protective barrier and their own designated space is a surefire way to decrease the likelihood of both situations, which is kind of a big deal for your wallet and your sanity. And because those retro frames and ultra-modern rimless sunnies deserve an equally chic place to call home (sayonara, blasé black case), we’ve scouted 16 statement-making sunglasses cases that will do your style sensibilities proud, while keeping your shades on top of their game.
1. Thomas Paul Myron Sunglasses Case ($20): Take the guesswork out of hunting down those shades when you’re short on time — this striped case says it all with a pair of quirky circular sunnies that pop against a backdrop of red and white stripes. Have a couple pairs of sunglasses on hand? Stash those round festival-ready stunners right in here.
2. Gift Shop Brooklyn Leather Glasses Case ($39): Fashion darlings everywhere, this one’s for you. Sleek leather and gold brushed detailing make this #OOTD-worthy case a chic and safe place to stash your go-to shades.
3. Stella & Dot Palm Springs Sunglasses Case ($22): A lush palm print feels right on cue for balmy temps and lazy beach days. Even if a seaside stint isn’t on your to-do list, this tropical number is like taking a trip to paradise.
4. American Eagle Outfitters Aerie Sunglasses Case ($13): Who can say no to a cool, sweet treat? Lavender popsicles and a playful pink hue make this quirky case one you won’t want to pass up.
5. Vera Bradley Eyeglass Case ($24): Pass up the opportunity to embrace bold color? Never! Run, don’t walk, to snatch up this pretty impressionist pattern that was practically made for outdoor art fairs and lazy afternoons sipping smoothies at a sidewalk cafe. Toss it in a vibrant red bucket bag or tonal straw tote for maximum impact.
6. UnOriginal American Calf Hair Cheetah Sunglass Sleeve ($39): Exotic prints are as good as neutrals in our book, and this cheetah sunglasses sleeve is no different. Toss it into a classic saddle bag or colorful clutch when your everyday look needs a little extra something.
7. Henri Bendel West 57th Plenty of Bendel Folding Sunglass Case ($48): If you can’t get enough of cheeky patches and pins, this graffiti folding case will feel right at home in your capsule wardrobe. Up its cool-girl factor by tacking on a handful of fierce pins in a spectrum of look-at-me shades.
8. Twill and Print Vegetable Tanned Leather Envelope Splatter Clutch ($42): An artsy envelope clutch that doubles as a home for your favorite stunner shades? We’re so down. Whether you tote it solo or tuck it into a trusty crossbody bag, its luxe leather and fun splatter print are guaranteed to turn heads.
9. Madewell Sunglass Case ($10): When you’re trying to pare down, a bulky sunglasses case simply won’t do. This slim hard case is just what the doctor ordered, easily fitting in your bag without taking up tons of space, so there’s plenty of room for your beach-day essentials.
10. Urbancode Wink Sunglasses Case ($27): This summer, let this suave sleeve do the talking for you. Even when you’re rockin’ your most mysterious shades, you can rest assured you’ll get the message across.
11. Cath Kidston Wild Raspberries Glasses Case ($23): This flowery number calls to mind garden parties with the girls. Team it with sundresses and lace-up espadrilles for a flirty, feminine look that doubles for leisurely picnics and backyard bashes.
12. Cicada Black Gold Leather Sunglass Case ($30): Decked out with a shimmery foil finish, this ultra-glam case is straight-up sartorial gold. Cat eye shades and siren-red lipstick (unfortunately) not included.
13. Corinne McCormack Triangle Reading Glasses Case ($20): The finishing touch your festival-ready getup has been missing? This watercolor case. The sturdy structure and velvety lining keep your psychedelic shades in check after the sun sets, then adds a pop of color to your getup when you whip it out at the main stage.
14. Glasses Crew Banana Case ($25): You’re about to go totally bananas over this fruity case. Good vibes are a given when you have this funky number in tow, so go ahead and add it to your arsenal of eclectic accessories STAT.
15. River Island Pink Floral Print Sunglasses Case ($12): Spring and summer will live long after the last beach bonfire or barbecue thanks to this blossoming blush case — who could say no to that?
16. Fox and Fawn Handmade Dog Glasses Case ($12): Don’t you dare think about tossing your prized sunnies straight into your bag when you have this Insta-worthy sunglasses sleeve on standby. Between the cute Frenchie print (swoon) and vibrant color, it’s a bonafide conversation starter.
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com