The 12 Best Color-Tinted Sunglasses for an Early Aughts-Inspired Summer

Trust me: You're about to see these colors everywhere.

H.E.R. attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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There's no denying the necessity of a good pair of sunglasses. Already, celebrities have been wearing their best sunglasses with their spring street style ensembles—but they've also made appearances on the red carpet at the Met Gala, too. Still, why would you wear a normal pair of black or brown shades when you can buy a pair of color-tinted sunglasses for summer 2023? Colorful sunglasses are quickly becoming one of this year's most in-demand trends yet again after showing up absolutely everywhere last year. Celebrities like Paris Hilton and H.E.R. have made them a signature part of their look in recent years, while late adopters include Dua Lipa, Kaia Gerber, and Kendall Jenner.  

If you, too, would like to hop on the summer's most accessible accessories trend this summer, you must first make a decision: What color sunglasses do you want to wear? While shades like blue and orange are returning favorites from last summer, new options that come in pink and purple hues are just as popular on apps like TikTok right now. Some options that  come in either of the latter colorways are even adored with early-aughts-inspired details like jewels, while others are available in a timeless, rimless silhouette that harkens back to the '90s. 

Ahead, I've broken down the color-tinted sunglasses trend into a few easy-to-navigate categories that will make picking your favorite shade even easier than you thought possible. Keep scrolling to see all of the pretty picks, and don't forget to style them with other retro-inspired trends, like cargo pants, jelly sandals, and low-rise jeans. 

Orange Tinted Sunglasses

Blue Tinted Sunglasses

Pink Tinted Sunglasses

Purple Tinted Sunglasses

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Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.