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The 28 Best Pairs of Sunglasses to Shop Right Now

They're easy on the eyes.

Design by Morgan McMullen

Before you shop for sunglasses, you should 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 28 pairs that are oh so easy on the eyes.

Best for All Face Shapes
Marble Cream Tortoise
Covry shopcovry.com

This pair of sunglasses is recommended for all face shapes, so it's a good piece to start with if you're not sure what looks good on you. The marble detail on the side feels sleek while the neutral coloring of the frames lends wardrobe versatility. It provides 100 percent UV protection and comes with a vegan leather case.

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Best for Round Faces
D-frame Polka Dot Sunglasses
Fendi net-a-porter.com

Slip on these spotted Fendi sunglasses to add angles to a rounder face. They're lightweight yet durable and come with skinny silver-tone arms with balls at the ends. Dare I say these sunglasses remind me of a (cute) ladybug. 

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Best for All Seasons
Hampton Sun
Garrett Leight garrettleight.com

For a pair of sunglasses that will match with the rest of your summer (and fall) outfits, scoop up this champagne-colored frame with green tinted lens. It comes in a classic silhouette and looks great on both men and women.

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Best for Feeling Like a Celebrity
#QUAYXJLO quayaustralia.com

If Jennifer Lopez created it, we're buying it. The singer teamed up with Quay to design a collection of sunglasses and this cat-eye style is almost too cool for words. Of course it'll fit oversize on you because J.Lo does it bold and loud. 

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Best for Tiny Frame Lovers
Warby Parker warbyparker.com

Warby Parker is stepping up its sunglasses game with this on-trend pair of hypoallergenic tiny frames. Don't underestimate the strength of these sunnies though, they have scratch-resistant lenses and block out UVA and UVB rays.

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Best for '70s Babies
Poppy Octagon-Frame Sunglasses
Chloé net-a-porter.com

Forget Chloé bags, get me this Chloé frame. It's sleek, delicate, luxe, and everything you could want in a pair of designer sunglasses. My favorite part are the "floating" lenses. 

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Best for Old School Vibes
53mm Translucent Square Sunglasses
BP nordstrom.com

The soft olive tone in these sunglasses is a good option for those who want some color, but not too much, in their outfits. The square lenses also feel retro without looking too old school thanks to the translucent frames. 

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Best for (Modern) Cat-Eye Fanatics
56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
Prada nordstrom.com

Some cat-eye sunglasses can come across as too theatrical, but not this one. It's a modern interpretation of the style so the angles are softer and the white color makes it wearable with every outfit. The shades will be your go-to pair by the end of the week.

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Best for Unisex Styles
24K Titanium + Zulu
Krewe krewe.com

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.  

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Best for Resort Season
Verona Cat-Eye Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses
Zimmermann net-a-porter.com

Beloved Australian luxury label Zimmermann just launched a 13-piece sunglasses collection and the styles will be a hit with every It girl alike. My personal favorite is this red "Verona" cat-eye style, which has a retro feel yet still makes you feel cool when you slip it on. It's the perfect pair of shades to wear with a white summer dress.

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Best for Everyday Wear
Heritage 53mm Rectangle Sunglasses
Longchamp nordstrom.com

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.  

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Best for People Watching
Armada Sunglasses
Le Specs shopbop.com

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.

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Best for Architecture Appreciators
Haze Collection hazecollection.com

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.

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Best for Kim K Fans
Carolina Lemke carolinalemke.com

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.

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Best for Drama
Eden Gold
Sunday Somewhere sundaysomewhere.com

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.  

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Best Style for the Price
Halliday Sunglasses
Madewell madewell.com

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.

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Best for Vacations
Kalahari Sun
Etnia Barcelona etniabarcelona.com

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. 

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Best for Parties
Rhinestone Sunglasses
Acne Studios acnestudios.com

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. 

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Best for Trendy Gals
Gables Sunglasses
Lyndon Leone shopbop.com

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.

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Best for the Designer-Obsessed
Oversized Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
Fendi net-a-porter.com

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.

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Best for Groovy Vibes
Dixie Gold Yellow Lens
Diff Eyewear diffeyewear.com

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. 

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Best Classic Sunglasses
Round-frame Acetate Sunglasses
Givenchy net-a-porter.com

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.  

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Best Colored Lenses
Linda Farrow Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses
Dries Van Noten net-a-porter.com

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.

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Best With Black Dresses
Meteor Amour Oval Sunglasses
Le Specs net-a-porter.com

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.

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Best for Instagram
The Bermuda
Privé Revaux x Betches priverevaux.com

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. 

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Best for Functionality
Clubmaster 51mm Gradient Sunglasses
Ray-Ban nordstrom.com

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!" 

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Best for Going Incognito
Oversize Aviator Sunglasses
Rag & Bone nordstrom.com

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. 

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Best Sale Deal
Cat-Eye Striped Acetate Sunglasses
Illesteva net-a-porter.com

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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