The one accessory that can take an outfit from boring to wow is a cool pair of shades. Sure, watches and belts are important too, but if you plan on spending long hours in the sun (which you probably will this spring and summer) you need something stylish that offers protection from those harmful UV rays.
With the days getting longer and the sun shining brighter, it’s time to find the right pair of sunglasses to complement your look through this season. Since we assume you’ll be spending ample time in the light, we gathered up a few of our favorite shades.
Sunski Treelines – $89
Tired of sunglasses that don’t really block the sun? Then consider this pair of specs from Sunski. Outfitted with discreet side blinders, these bad boys block out peripheral light, truly shading your precious corneas from the sun’s harmful rays. Plus, every pair comes with polarized lenses, which reduce glare for an even more optimized user experience.
Ray-Ban Clubmaster – $168
It doesn’t get much more classic than a pair of Ray-Bans. While any style will do, we have a soft spot for the Clubmaster, which evokes a timeless, masculine aesthetic. Great for a casual day at a beach or an outdoor wedding, these glasses are as versatile as they are practical.
Moscot Zulu Sun – $300
If you’re after a traditional aviator style, consider the Zulu Sunglasses from Moscot. Featuring a simple silhouette, these frames look as fashion-forward today with your edgy spring ensemble as they will 20 years from now.
Persol Metal Capsule – $210
Hand-crafted in Lauriano, Italy, Persol sunglasses are built with high-quality materials that make them as durable as they are stylish. Known for their flexible stems, these glasses conform to the unique contours of the face with ease, resulting in some pretty satisfying comfort. As well-matched with a suit as they are with a loose, linen shirt, these glasses are guaranteed to see you straight through spring.
Maui Jim Kaupo Gap – $229
For something bound to stand out in the crowd, look no further than this bright blue pair of specs from Maui Jim. The iridescent mirror coating provides an exciting splash of color to an otherwise straightforward frame, resulting in sunglasses that are as cheeky as you are. Not to mention that they’re polarized for a glare-free user experience.
Shwood Kennedy Flip – $250
Exclusively built with acetate, the Kennedy Flip Sunglasses from Shwood make a fantastic option for anyone who lives in an extremely hot area. This is because the material is great at absorbing heat, so it’s never going to scald your skin even as the sun shines down on you all day long.
Article originally published by Jess Jernigan on March 29, 2017. Last updated by Cody Gohl on April 4, 2018.