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The 30 Best Pairs of Sunglasses to Shop Right Now

They're easy on the eyes.

Design by Morgan McMullen

Before you start shopping for sunglasses, you should find the right style for your face. Once you're comfortable with a classic style—for example, a simple black frame—you can consider more trend-driven pairs in similar shapes, from Kardashian-esque ski-inspired sunglasses to angular cat-eye shades. But no matter what kind of shades you're looking for this season, your favorite brands have you covered with both stylish new designs and fresh updates to the classics. We're big believers in there being no such thing as too many pairs of sunglasses, and if you so choose, you can own everyday sunglasses, pool-day sunglasses, early-evening sunglasses, special-occasion sunglasses, and so many more. We found the best new shades to shield your face for summer (and potentially fall/winter). Check out 30 pairs that are oh so easy on the eyes.


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Best Tiny Frame Sunglasses
Ovale Sunglasses
Karen Wazen shopbop.com

Look at the world through rose-colored glasses (literally) in this tinted pair of sunnies. The oval shape is right on trend for the season and we love the rimless gradient lenses for their sleek aesthetic. 

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Best Translucent Sunglasses
Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
Ray-Ban net-a-porter.com

Clear acetate frames feel clean and minimalist, so if you're not one for theatrical sunglasses this style is for you. Turn to a classic pair like this one from beloved brand Ray-Ban. The gradient gray lenses will shield your eyes against direct sunlight.

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Best Angular Frames
Florence Black/Smoke
Vehla vehlaeyewear.com

These angular sunglasses have been spotted on celebs such as Sophie Turner and Irina Shayk, so they'll definitely meant for the cool, trendy gal. The black frame is versatile in terms of color coordinating with your wardrobe and adds just the right amount of style to your usual summertime outfits.

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Best Floral Print Sunglasses
Sacred Heart 54mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses
Dolce & Gabbana nordstrom.com

These cat-eye sunglasses have a red floral print around the frame, which draws everyone's attention to your face. It'll definitely stand out in your shades collection, so don't be surprised if you find yourself reaching for it every time. 

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Best for Roundness
57mm Gradient Round Sunglasses
Prada nordstrom.com

These designer sunglasses are made in Italy and have a hint of old school vibes thanks to the rounded lenses. Not sure if these would look good on you? Determine your face shape first and then buy sunglasses accordingly.

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Best for Being Classic
Le Pliage 57mm Gradient Cat Eye 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 Animal Print Sunglasses
Stevie Sunglasses
Poppy Lissiman shopbop.com

For something funky and cool, slide on these cow print sunglasses. The frames are an update to the brand's 1960s-inspired rectangular sunglasses. And good news: lactose intolerant people most definitely can still enjoy these sunnies.

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Best for Drama
Gold Tone and Black Metal O.R. Sunglasses
Balmain balmain.com

If you're confident, honest, and opinionated—these oversized sunglasses are for you. The sunnies have a titanium frame and gold-tone side protectors for a hint of flair. This accessory will make it easy to channel your inner Khloé Kardashian. 

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Best for Logo Lovers
Square-Frame Gold-Tone and Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses
Fendi net-a-porter.com

We're seeing stars Fendi. These holographic logo-covered lenses are an instant fashion flex when you arrive to the pool. The lightweight sunglasses have a square frame, which are best suited for round and heart-shaped faces. 

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Best Translucent Sunglasses
Ashcroft Sunglasses
Madewell madewell.com

A pair of translucent sunglasses is a good option for those who don't want to add additional color to their outfits. The menswear-inspired sunglasses (you don't have to steal bae's anymore) feature a slightly squared-off shape and a keyhole bridge.

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Best Striped Sunglasses
Pamela Sunglasses Candy Stripe
Illesteva illesteva.com

This frame comes in multiple colors, but I love the uniqueness of the horizontal stripes. Recommended for round faces, the cat-eye shape will fit and flatter. 

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Best for the Bold
Crystal Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses
Marc Jacobs farfetch.com

You appreciate sunglasses that have a bit of flair to them. Here's a pair that's right up your alley. The sunglasses are decorated with jewel accents around the golden frames and draws people's attentions straight to your face. 

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Best for Aviator Lovers
Vintage Reissue Aviator Sunglasses
MCM neimanmarcus.com

Fans of traditional aviator designs will love this vintage style from MCM. Style with a leather jacket and pants for that calm, cool, and collected vibe. 

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Best for Retro Babies
Rosie Round-Frame Sunglasses
Chloé net-a-porter.com

Forget Chloé bags, get me these Chloé frames. It's sleek, delicate, luxe, and everything you could want in a pair of designer sunglasses. My favorite part is the scallop edges around the lenses. 

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Best for Prescription Sunglasses
Warby Parker warbyparker.com

Warby Parker is stepping up its sunglasses game with this on-trend pair of blue tortoise sunnies. The scratch-resistant lenses block 100 percent of UV rays and can come as prescription lenses too. 

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Best for Feeling Glam
Crystal-Embellished Rectangular Acetate Sunglasses

These Gucci sunglasses are adorned with glittering round-cut crystals to help you shimmer and shine on the streets or in that photo for the 'gram. They're so glamorous, you might even want to keep them on for the nighttime. 

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Best for Those Who Lose Sunglasses
Silver Colored Sunglasses
H&M hm.com

You have a tendency to misplace your sunglasses and would rather not splurge on a super expensive pair. Here's a cute and affordable pair of shades to get you through summer and beyond (that is, if you don't lose these).

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Best for Ray-Ban Lovers
1971 Square Sunglasses
Ray-Ban shopbop.com

Lost your Ray-Ban clubmasters? Replace those classic frames with an equally timeless style like this one. The 1971 square sunglasses have etched rims, a tortoiseshell arm, and non-polarized lenses—all made in Italy. 

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Best Futuristic Sunglasses
Spud Sunglasses
Lanvin lanvin.com

These futuristic sunglasses remind me of a chicer pair of lab goggles. Not many people would be brave enough to pull these off, which makes them perfect for you. You're looking for that one-of-a-kind frame for 2020. 

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Best Angular Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses
& Other Stories stories.com

Cat-eye sunglasses lovers, do yourself a favor and try a more angular style. When it comes down to frames, the more variety in styles you have, the better so you never become bored with the accessory. 

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Best for Feeling Groovy
Aerie Bright Side Sunnies
Aerie ae.com

Trendy, comfortable, and sturdy are just some of the rave reviews these sunglasses have received from customers. They come in five different colors, though this rainbow one definitely embodies all those positive summertime vibes. 

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Best Charitable Sunglasses
Becky III
Diff Eyewear diffeyewear.com

Diff Eyewear's sunglasses are designed in its Southern California studio and hand-cut from a single piece of acetate, which makes them more comfortable and flexible than most frames. A plus: Every pair of Diff Eyewear purchased helps provide the gift of sight to someone in need through eye exams, surgeries, glasses, medicine, and more. 

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Best for Music Festivals
Marteeni Sunglasses
Poppy Lissiman shopbop.com

You like your sunglasses colorful and fashion forward. Grab this lavender pair from Poppy Lissiman, which will help you prove that you're the trendiest person in your friend group. 

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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 Unisex Styles
Ward 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 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 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 Instagram
Privé Revaux priverevaux.com

I call these the "Instagram sunglasses" because it'll get all the likes and comments. From the rectangular lenses to the icy-blue color, it has all the trademarks of a trendy frame. Get them while they're available. 

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