The arrival of warmer weather not only means tons of sunshine, but our favorite accessory that tends to be forgotten during the cold seasons. With the sun coming out more often, it’s time to talk about our sunglasses!
Best known as shades or “sunnies,” sunglasses are the most stylish and fashionable accessory you could have on hand this season. Not only do they protect you from bright light and harsh ultraviolet rays that cause damage to your vision, but they can also really tie your summer style together. With a slew of brands boasting fun, whimsical and classy vibes for the season with their summer collection, we share some of our favorites for both men and women.
Standing out for its unique and colorful details, Vogue Eyewear helps you make a bold summer statement. With bright colors, brave shapes and a modern design, this eyewear brand launched in 1973 under the same name as the famous fashion magazine plays with the hottest fashion trends with frames complementary to every need and global market. Encouraging women to experiment with their style like their brand muses, Adriana Lima, Deepika Padukone and Liu Shishi, Vogue makes new looks easy with affordable and trendy wear for a truly significant fashion statement.
There are a few brands that nail their style look, and Kate Spade New York is definitely one of them. Offering style enthusiasts a bit of pep in their step with every seasonal look, this brand’s line of sunglasses are the quintessential accessory. From chic and fashionable, get an assortment of sunglasses from classy old-school to sleek polarized designs.
Live, love, Le Specs—that’s their motto and it’s pretty darn chic in a François Truffaut sort of vibe. While tons of celebrities love and sport this brand with complements to their own eclectic styles, Le Specs showcases an affordable and fashionable collection to help upgrade your look with funky shapes, color and reinforced bridges. From its inception in 1979, they have since become renowned globally with vintage-vibe sunglasses with a modern twist. As the ultimate summer accessory, pairs can be found in 30 countries today.
From Anna Kendrick to Tom Hiddleston, Ray-Ban is a huge part of American culture. Officially designed for U.S. Aviators in 1937, these sunglasses are not just iconic and an accessory of nostalgia, but one of the more timeless eyewear brands around. Widely known for their Wayfarer and Aviator styles, their frames gained popularity thanks to James Dean sporting them in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause and later in 1983 with Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear for Risky Business. Since then, they have continued being one of the best-selling eyewear collections in the world and are a staple of Americana.
If you’re looking for vintage-inspired, fun sunnies, then Warby Parker is your best option for affordable and stylish wear. And when we mean affordable, we mean frames starting from $95 that are the absolutely cutest! Each frame crafted of premium cellulose acetate is designed in-house from a family-run Italian factory. Modeled today by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Jon Hamm, their unique and retro designs are what attribute to this brand’s sweet success.
Sunday, Somewhere is a fresh brand that authenticates itself and allure to the charm of exploration. With a focus on detail and quality through lenses that are less than ordinary, Sunday, Somewhere boasts a timeless collection that nearly everyone in Hollywood loves wearing. With fans like Beyonce and Jennifer Lawrence, this fashion-forward brand with its very directional combination frames pushes the limit of materials, technology and the norm.
In what might be the ultimate luxury brand, Michael Kors is a world-renowned designer that produces a large and gorgeous range of products for both men and women that include not just eyewear and accessories, but footwear, watches, jewelry, and ready-to-wear apparel. Wholly dedicated to a rich and sophisticated vision of style, their line of sunglasses area real splurge that will have you unleash your inner movie star. Sleek, sexy and lavish, their shades pair well with your own style whether it be T-shirts or formal workplace attire. From oversized to aviator, step into summer looking ever so trendy.
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