Before you shop for sunglasses, first find the right style for your face. (It'll take a few round of try ons and returns, but hang in there.) Once you're comfortable with the classics (for example, a simple black frame), you can move on to more trend-driven styles, from Kardashian-esque ski-inspired sunglasses to angular cat-eye shades. This season, retailers aren't lacking in any of these designs and even gave your classic pieces fresh updates. Since we're big believers in that there's no such thing as too many pairs of sunglasses, we found the best new shades to shield your face for summer (and fall/winter if you so choose). Check out 22 pairs that are oh so easy on the eyes.
New Orleans-based brand Krewe created a cool alternative to aviators, if you're searching for something new. It's made from ultra-lightweight titanium and comes in five distinct shades, though this one is my favorite.
Longchamp makes amazing bags and clothing—and its accessories, like these sunglasses, are gorgeous as well. The style is neither too trendy nor flashy, making it the perfect shades to wear year after year.
The sunglasses to wear if you're people-watching or checking out that cute bartender. Let the big tortoiseshell frames cover your face and only slip them off when you catch his attention. You want him to look you in the eye.
The brand draws its design inspirations from architecture, so that explains the cool asymmetrical acetate bottom. The shade looks like it's cracked and breaking off, but don't worry—these babies are sturdy like a skyscraper.
Take a note from the Kardashians and shield yourself from the haters in these futuristic ski-inspired sunglasses. They will make a major style statement, so keep the rest of your outfit simple.
For a pair of sunglasses that is dramatic but simple, get these. They're free from noisy embellishments, so you can keep the focus on the minimalist design and shape. Wear with a bikini by the pool or with a yellow sundress.
The purple notes in these universally flattering frames look smashing when paired with summer linens and a denim jacket. For $65, it might just be one of the most affordable pairs to buy for summer.
I want to be whisked away to a tropical island somewhere so I can wear these sunglasses with a drink in hand. The tinted blush lens and colored edges give the frames a festive beach vibe while still being completely wearable. The UV-blocking lens are shock-resistant with anti-scratch and anti-static electricity treatment, so if you accidentally drop them after a few margs, don't worry. They will survive.
You like to have fun with your accessories, so this rhinestone-studded shade will hit the spot. The glitzy design pairs well with the lilac and silver shades. Wear them to your next party and be prepared for all the compliments.
Sunglasses can be both functional and fashionable as this geometric pair proves. The rimless frame gives it a light, almost translucent feel, but it's more sturdy than you think thanks to its hardshell case.
Made in Italy, Fendi's square-frame sunglasses are decked out in the label's FF monogram. (Least everyone forget the major fashion powerhouse.) They have a cool pink lens and wide arms with signature gold hardware at the temples. Wear when you're feeling fancy, so like all the time.
If Jennifer Lopez created it, we're buying it. The singer teamed up with Quay to design a collection of sunglasses and this frameless aviator is almost too cool for words. Of course it'll fit oversize on you because J.Lo does it bold and loud.
A pair of retro sunnies for all the outdoor concerts you'll attend this summer. The lenses are scratch-resistant, so don't completely flip out if a crowd surfer knocks them to the ground. The best selling point, however, is that for every pair of Diff Eyewear sold, the brand donates a pair of glasses to someone in need.
These Givenchy round frames are your everyday sunglasses (and for the price, you better wear them 365 days a year). They're made in Italy to ensure the highest quality and are detailed with the label's signature 4G logo at the temples. When you're not wearing these, store them in its hard case to protect the sunglasses from scratches.
Cat-eye frame lovers, do yourself a favor and try these angular ones. These Dries Van Noten sunglasses are '70s-inspired and made in Japan from orange acetate. The tangy color will remind you of summer and all its good times.
Forget the Cartier love ring, get me these round Cartier frames. It's sleek, delicate, luxe, and everything you could want in a pair of designer sunglasses. According to the product description, the shades are particularly flattering on angular faces. Verify this with a selfie.
Thick glossy acetate frames give this pair of sunglasses weight and structure when they sit on your face. The pattern closely resembles a beautiful marble countertop if you love that kind of design. I know I do.
I call these the "Instagram sunglasses" because they'll get all the likes and comments. From the angular style to the eye-catching red, it has all the trademarks of a trendy frame. Get them while they last because these are limited edition.
For classic sunglasses that stand the test of time, get these oval frames. Its oversize silhouette is quite the opposite from the tiny sunglasses trend. You'll be able to wear these with every outfit, so you get your money's worth.
Lost your Ray-Ban clubmasters? It's time to get new ones with colored gradient lens. These come in three different hues and so far the reviews are 100 percent positive, albeit there are only two. One fan wrote, "They aren't overbearing in color so you can wear them with any outfit. Super cute, super functional, and a great size for most face shapes. I would say the frames are on the medium size. You'll love them!"
For those who stick to strictly aviator styles, try a pair of oversize ones for a little drama on the face. This Rag & Bone option is perfect for everyday wear while carrying updated details like a more rounded shape and tinted, mirrored lens.
Take a trip down memory lane with these '90s-inspired cat-eye sunglasses from Illesteva. It's handmade from acetate in an angular shape and patterned with graphic monochrome stripes. That last detail is what makes the shades the most unique of this bunch.
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