What is a stylish summer-to-fall look without the perfect pair of shades?
As the July heat gets more intense (and we all collectively look forward to colder weather) so do the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to present 8 chic styles that will protect your precious eyes, all while making you look effortlessly cool in the process. Whether you describe your style as funky and bold or sleek and sophisticated, this list is sure to feature the perfect frames to elevate your look this season and the next one to come.
Dita META-EVO 2 Sunglasses
For a sleek, polished look à la Neo from The Matrix, try these rimless shades from Dita. Inspired by the smooth stones used in the traditional Chinese game “Go,” these rounded lenses, screw-mounted in a titanium frame, are an homage to history as Dita reimagines a classic style for modern-day wearers with a retro twist.
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Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Dive-In Mask Sunglasses
Dive head-first into summertime with these thick, square-shaped frames from Loewe Paula’s Ibiza collection. This perfectly groovy pair of shades will instantly take a basic beach outfit to the next level with a bold shape and 100% UV-ray protection. Feeling extra playful? Try the Light Havana or Shiny Black colorways for some fun, colored lenses.
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Jacques Marie Mage x Alanui ZUMA Sunglasses
The limited-edition collaboration between eyewear brand Jacques Marie Mage and fashion brand Alanui presents these ornate, southwest-inspired shades, perfect for embracing the free spirit within you. The sculptural frame, featuring arrowhead front pins with real turquoise inlays and turquoise, silver, and gold embellished temples, will put a gorgeous western spin on any look.
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Jacques Marie Mage Whiskeyclone Sunglasses
A throwback to the effortlessly edgy styles of the early ’90s, Jacques Marie Mage’s Whiskeyclone shades capture the essence of cool with puffy, rectangular frames that can be styled seamlessly from day to night. From the Glacier mint-green colorway with pale yellow lenses, to the deep Burgundy frames with red lenses, these shades are laid-back and powerful all at once.
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Gentle Monster META 02(G) Sunglasses
As the brand is known for its subversive takes on eyewear, it’s no surprise that these Gentle Monster shades are stunningly futuristic. The large, gray mirror lenses and silver metal frame provide an ultra-modern look that will make you stand out on any occasion, while the metal symbol embellishments ground the style in an air of refinement.
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Loewe Loop Sunglasses
For all the funky dressers out there, Loewe has got your back once again with these oval-shaped lenses set in a bold, rounded frame with arms flaunting a cursive Loewe logo. Whether you prefer a more neutral colorway like Cream or Shiny Khaki, or something more daring like the vivid Shiny Red or Shiny Black with blue lenses, the Loop shades are eye-catching in the best way.
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Rick Owens Fog Sunglasses
Rick Owens’ signature modern gothic aesthetic shines through in these sleek, avant-garde shades. Rectangular lenses that fold around the temple in a super slim, wrap-around frame can turn even the most toned-down outfit into a look that will make all your sci-fi dreams come true. The Fog sunglasses come in 5 stunning styles including the classic black with options for black, silver, or pink lenses, as well as a pair with both silver frames and lenses, and a white frame with pink lenses.
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Garrett Leight Retro Biggie Sun Sunglasses
When it comes to these chunky frames from beloved eyewear brand Garrett Leight, comfort is key. Perfect for a day on the move or just lounging poolside, the extra thick temples make these shades the most practical pick off this list. With large round lenses and triple temple pin detailing, the Retro Biggie Sun glasses give you the ideal comfy fit without sacrificing the element of style.
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