Sunglasses serve many purposes; makeshift headband, hiding from the paparazzi, discreetly checking out people’s outfits or disguising the morning after raccoon eyes. But of course, their real purpose is to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays! Before you head outside this season, how about you update your look with a chic new pair? Check out our fave picks and you’ll have it made in the shade.
eyebobs iris, $75-99
These oversized retro round shades are inspired by fashion Icon Iris Apfel and are available in polarized or sun readers (perfect for beach reading!). Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to a charity helping those with vision loss. Love the quirky mix of red and print!
AJ Morgan Dobie, $19.99
Pastels are huge for summer, so this matte, yellowish wayfarer is a trendy take on a classic shape. Try a colored pair of shades if your someone whose wardrobe consists of a lot of black.
Neon Trim Aviators by Rough Justice, $110
Another major color trend this season is neon. The subtle trim on these always-in-style aviators is so now. Plus, they look great on all face shapes and are the perfect pair to update your boho chic summer look.
J. Crew Cutler and Gross Round sunglasses, $495
Handmade in Italy, this British brand has collaborated with J. Crew for super unique and stylish shades. This chunky, eccentric silhouette might just make people wonder if you’re famous….Madonna and Sir Elton John have been spotted in Cutler and Gross.
Norma Kamali Movie Star Zyl Frame, $98
Appropriately called movie star, this timeless shape is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Channel your inner Holly Golightly with these black shades — the shape is flattering on many different faces.
ICU Eyewear Cat Eye, $21.95
Old Hollywood is back! Arguably the most glamorous sunwear silhouette, the cat eye is for a girl who isn’t afraid to stand out. Or, if you can never seem to choose between black or tortoise sunnies, this pair is a perfect blend.
JACK SPADE “Ludovic” at Selima Optique, $385
Jack Spade’s collaboration with luxury eyewear brand Selima Optique is handmade in France. This tortoise pair has a sleek silhouette that’s a great go-to for any summer outfit.