During the summer, when it can feel like you’re wearing the same thing over and over again to deal with the heat, sunglasses are a secret weapon. Think of them as the finishing touch. No outfit is really complete without them. And like all the fashion greats, they’re practical too. You don’t want to be at a backyard bbq squinting at everyone over your glass of rosé.
This season’s essential shapes are very familiar. That’s because most of them are inspired by iconic retro sunglasses, with modern tweaks to make them current.
There’s nothing more classic than a pair of aviator glasses. And just like there’s a new Top Gun coming out soon, there’s a new take on aviator glasses. Geometric lines take them from old-school to right now. This Kenzo pair is a really great example with more classic proportions. Le Specs version is even sleeker, and feels like a better version of the tiny sunglass trend.
All things 90s have been trending for a few years now, but it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Oval shades have been making a comeback, but that doesn’t mean you have to go full Nirvana. If you’re looking for someone a little more elegant this pair of Gucci shades remind us of Versace’s 90s frames, a favorite of supermodels everywhere. This Karen Walker pair is a less spendy but no less stylish.
And for those of you who feel the most comfortable behind a pair of oversized lenses, this Tom Ford pair will make you look like the chicest bug of all time.
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