It’s February. The winter blues are setting in.  And now that the storm everyone is dramatically dubbing as “Snowpocalypse 2011” has hit the country, I’m dreaming more than ever of an escape to warmer climates.

For me, the first thing I think about when I imagine a tropical getaway is what sunglasses I would wear.

Undoubtedly, cold temperatures can’t stop you from rocking the shades, but there’s something about sun and sand that just demands sunglasses. Sometimes, I like to let the style of the sunglasses dictate my dream destination.

Take these gorgeous shades, for instance. I’d wear these to a tropical island, somewhere colorful like the Bahamas, with palm trees and bright umbrellas on the beach.

And you can’t beat a good animal print like this one! This pair would take me somewhere fabulous and oh-so stylish. Like shopping on Rodeo Drive perhaps? Maybe I’d run into Taylor Swift or Johnny Depp and we’d grab coffee. Hey, it’s a dream, remember?

And no worries guys, I’ve got your dream shades covered too. How about some sporty sunglasses for a day at the racetrack, maybe the Daytona 500 in Florida? When you hit the beach afterwards, I’d suggest a pair of aviators.

Like this pair, that takes a classic and adds a twist with the sharp angles and pop of yellow. Word of advice: you might want to get a second pair, because if I was your girlfriend, I would totally be stealing them from you.

So there you have it. Dream getaways told in the language of sunglasses. If you could use a quick escape, take a browse through some sunglass styles and see where they take you!