National Sunglasses Day

Hello – and Happy Monday! Here at Dharma Co., we’re a bit more excited about the start of the week than usual. Why? It’s National Sunglasses Day!


We don’t just love this holiday because it celebrates over 500 years of beauty, style and innovation; it also raises awareness for practicing sun-safe behavior. Sunnies are an effortlessly cool, ultra-versatile accessory – but they also protect your eyes and skin from harmful UV radiation. That’s why all of our Dharma sunglasses have polarized lenses that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection – so you can be safe and stylish at the same time.


This year, sun-lovers are asking you to share your #SunglassSelfie on social media. Wondering how to get the most likes? We’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite outdoor activities for summer in the city – and the perfect Dharma frames to wear while doing them. Get out there and enjoy your Monday, Dharma style! And don’t forget to send us the love with your very own Dharma-inspired selfie.


Spend Time in the Park

We know it can sometimes be hard to get in touch with nature here in the Concrete Jungle. One easy way you can work a little green into your Monday morning routine is to take a walk in Central Park before work. Go for a jog on the Bridle Path or stretch it out with some sun salutations in Sheep’s Meadow. Whatever your method, the best way to start the day is with a little fresh air.

What We’d Wear: The Kamala in ‘Maple Walnut’ is perfect for a breezy and natural vibe.

Walk the High Line

The High Line has all the cool of downtown with none of the noise or the traffic. Escape from reality and check out all the interesting artwork and food carts that Chelsea’s High Line has to offer. Bring a friend or stroll solo – either way, you can’t go wrong.

What We’d Wear: The Ethereal in ‘Tortoise Crystal’ is fresh and super-trendy – just right for an Instagram.


Catch the Sunset in a Rooftop Bar

One of the things that NYC does best is the rooftop bar scene. There are countless options for breath-taking views and tasty cocktails – exactly where we want to be for Happy Hour. With your polarized shades, you can take in every last second of the sunlight setting over Manhattan. We recommend the Ides or Refinery Rooftop.

What We’d Wear: From our newest Light collection, the OM frames dazzle. Pair yours in ‘Desert Rose’ with a sparkling glass of rosé for maximum impact.


Take a Road Trip

Playing hooky? Escape from the daily grind and take off for the shores of a nearby beach or lake. Everyone deserves the relief of surf and sand as the heat of July settles over the city.

What We’d Wear: The Zion in ‘Tortoise’ is playful and bold – just like you’ll be once you catch that first wave.


Go for Ice Cream

No matter what time of day it is, going for a little ice cream treat is a great way to feel like you’re back in the summertime of your childhood - no matter how hard you’re working. Right now, we’re loving Davey’s Ice Cream parlor and François Payard’s famous macaron ice cream sandwiches. Yum!

What We’d Wear: The Karma frames in ‘Onyx’ are relaxed and classic – perfect on a low-key stroll for some sweets.


OH! And by the way...

Be sure to stop by our Pop-Up shop today at our new office in Chelsea. Can’t make it? Peep the newly released Light collection here.