Your summer is not complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses — or several. Why not have a proper sunglasses wardrobe? After all, they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, keep the sun out of your eyes, and serve as a stylish accessory to complete your outfits.
To keep you looking fly this summer — and throughout the year — I decided to put together a roundup of fab sunglasses you’ll love. They are a mix of on-trend styles, and forever classics, from super affordable options to luxe investments, and a variety of colors and finishes. And of course, I included prices and where to buy. Here’s to a sunny, stylish, (and protected) summer!
QUAY AUSTRALIA HIGH KEY Black Fade Sunglasses
The first fashionable pair of sunnies I wanted to highlight are Quay Australia HIGH KEY black fade sunglasses. From the brand’s collaboration with Desi Perkins, #QUAYXDESI, they are a classic aviator style, but oversized and with a cool black fade effect. These shades are available in six other colors!
Available at quayaustraliacom, $65
Tom Ford Aristotle Sunglasses, in Light Brown
It’s great to have a good balance of sunglasses at varying price points. There are the gas station finds that look wonderful, that you won’t suffer over if they get lost. Then, at the other end of the spectrum, there are the investment pieces you spend a pretty penny on and hope to cherish for a lifetime. Tom Ford sunnies definitely fall into the latter category. The Aristotle sunglasses appear to take their inspiration from the iconic Greek shipping tycoon, and the bold sunglasses he wore.
Available at tomford.com, $435
Sunglass Spot Thin Narrow 2 Tone Geometric High Nose Bridge Cat Eye Sunglasses
Another fabulous pair of sunnies are Sunglass Spot’s style #181575. This cool accessory falls into several sunglasses and fashion trends. You have the sporty, horizontally thin, geometric, cat eye sunglasses style (four trends right there!), plus the pop of neon. The best part? These sunnies will only set you back $5 (and they’re available in different colorways).
Available at sunglassspot.com, $5
FREYRS EYEWEAR Venice Sunglasses in Tortoise
You’ve got to love the of-the-moment trends that are also classics. They’re great because you can invest in the style, knowing it will stand the test of time. Cat eye sunglasses are in right now but have also been classic faves for decades. So, I had to include these stylish tortoiseshells (another latest trend, yet also a classic) cat eye sunglasses from FREYRS Eyewear.
Available at freyrs.com, $60
Forever 21 Round Tinted Sunglasses
Another current trend that seems to crop up every so often is yellow lenses. Definitely a thing of the 1960s and ’70s, and seeing resurgences since then, yellow sunglasses are cheery, colorful, boho, and just scream optimism. And they’re back for 2019. Luckily, Forever 21 has a timeless round metal frame option that you can rock forever, for under $8.
Available at forever21.com, $7.90
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classics Sunglasses
Any self-respecting fashionista’s sunglasses drawer should include classics that will always be fashionable. Timeless, classic, forever cool. Ray-Ban’s has built their reputation on providing sunglasses that have been around forever but are always popular and in demand. Like their iconic Wayfarers. You’ve seen them in films, on TV, at the beach, and anywhere else where sunglasses are needed.
Available at rayban.com, $168
Chloe Rosie Petite Sunglasses, in Gold Metal and Yellow
Chloe sunglasses are known for being boho-chic, vintage-y, and feminine. You put on a pair and are instantly transported to the late ’60s, where you’re skipping through a field of daisies and throwing up peace signs. They also have a rich touch of glam, with metallic details, and cool unique features. Chloe’s Rosie Petite Sunglasses feature lenses with the prettiest scalloped edges so that it looks like you are wearing flowers on your eyes. Groovy.
Available at shadestation.com, $236.86
Warby Parker Laney Sunglasses
Seeing as all things ’90s are back in style, I wasn’t surprised to see brow bar sunglasses in trend again. Warby Parker’s version, called the Laney from their Forma Collection, is a great classic style, with just enough extra detail, throwback vibes, and glam metallic detail, to give it some oomph.
Available at warbyparker.com, starting at $145
Balenciaga 56mm Modified Cat Eye Sunglasses
While it’s always fun to shop for colorful and trendy sunnies, it’s a good styling tip to get your basics first. This means having a solid selection of black, brown, and other neutral, timeless options to shield your eyes. And, you can feel free to splurge on some of these, as you will get so many uses out of them. These fabulous Balenciaga shades are not only great basics (with just a touch of something different), but they’re also on sale for 71%off! You’re welcome.
Available at nordstrom.rack, $99.97
Moschino MOS035 Sunglasses
This next pair of sunglasses is for all the ’80s-loving, over-the-top girly girl who has a deep appreciation for bold accessories. Moschino created a sugary-sweet, Pepto-Bismol pink pair of sunglasses that give off serious retro vibes. For those who would rather invest in a more neutral option, Moschino also makes these beauties in a classic tortoiseshell color (Dark Havana/Grey Gold Gradient Mirror Lenses).
Available at sunglassconnection.com.au, $330
Urban Outfitters Oversized Round Sunglasses
Some of my favorite sunglasses are exaggerated neutrals made to look more dramatic. So you get the go-with-anything, timeless accessory, but with so much extra AF-ness. That’s why I love these Oversized Round Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters. They’re chic, chunky, oversized, and will make anything, from a tee and a pair of jeans, to a cocktail dress, look instantly cooler.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $18
CHiMi Neon Rectangle Sunglasses
Speaking of sunglasses that make everything look cool, how cool are these neon green shades from CHiMi?! Also available in neon orange, they combine three big trends — everything neon, orange sunglasses, and rectangular sunglasses. They’re not inexpensive, but if you haven’t seen how hard the neon trend has hit they could be seen as a sound investment. Besides, if it makes you happy and you can find ways to wear it, why not buy it?!
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $149
Dior Solight1 Gradient Shield Sunglasses
Oversized sunglasses are a thing for 2019. So are shield sunglasses. These Dior stunners combine the two for one of the baddest pairs of shades you can rock at the beach or pool this summer, and beyond. Added bonus? They also come in ivory and pink. Think of them as classics for the go big or go home type.
Available at neimanmarcus.com, $425
Moschino 56MM Square Sunglasses
Neutrals don’t have to be boring. Just take these fun yet totally neutral, black-and-white print sunglasses by Moschino. These square-shaped sunnies (another sunglasses trend!) will still go with a lot in your wardrobe, but the print gives them a fun twist that will have you consistently grabbing for them before you walk out the door. And they’re on sale!
Available at saksofffifth.com, $89.99
Fashion Nova Cat To Know Me Sunglasses, in Red
You can count on Fashion Nova to deliver the latest trends, at a great price. Some trends you won’t know if you’ll want to wear again years from now, so it’s cool to save your money with a frugal version. Like these rad small cat eye sunglasses in red. You have the cat eye trend, the red trend, the small sunglasses trend, and the flat-top sunglasses trend, all wrapped up in a single pair of sunnies that only cost $5!
Available at fashionnova.com, $5
Super by Retrosuperfuture Tuttolente Lucia Cat-Eye Sunglasses, in Gold
A well-rounded sunglasses collection also has to have fun, unique, attention-grabbing options. The ones that will have friends and family asking, “where did you get those?!” These mirrored gold sunglasses by Retrosuperfuture will definitely elicit that reaction. The lenses and arms are cut from the same piece of material. See how there is barely any metal at all on these sunnies? They’re mostly made of the lens material making for a super unique pair.
Available at neimanmarcus.com, $239
Replay Vintage Diva Oversized Sunglasses, in Brown
Like we mentioned previously, oversized sunglasses are definitely on-trend right now. There are different trends in terms of frame sizes and shapes, so go for the ones that work best with you, your style, and your face shape. I personally live for vintage huge sunnies from the 1970s and ’80s. That’s why I chose these by Replay Vintage. You get all the style of a vintage pair, but the brand-new awesomeness of it being dead stock.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $20
Forever 21 Premium Metallic Round Sunglasses
If you love the idea of round-frame sunglasses, but find that many are too small for your face shape (or just like a larger, bolder frame), then these sunnies from Forever 21 are for you. These are classics, available in a brown tortoiseshell style, and also in a pretty pink and purple option. Best part? They’re under $10!
Available at forever21.com, $9.90
Old Navy Classic Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Red sunglasses, as we mentioned previously, are a trend for 2019, as are cat-eye frames. These super cool, retro yet modern shades from Old Navy will make you look trendy now, but will still make you look stylish and retro-chic years from now. Use them to add a pop of color to several of your neutral outfits!
Available at oldnavy.com, $10
Ray-Ban Aviator Classics, in Gold Green
Another classic from Ray-Ban that so many people get their hands on and rock forever are their Aviator Classic. As its name suggests, these Ray-Bans were designed for pilots, and have been around since 1937, giving everyone who wears them a bit of that aviation-chic style.
Available at ray-ban.com, $153
Forever 21 Transparent Square Tinted Sunglasses, in Blue
The ocean is blue and so are the pools you’ll be dipping in this summer. Why not have a dreamy pair of shades that mimic this calming hue? Forever 21 has a cool option, that is all light blue, transparent (another trend), and in a funky “square” shape (yet another trend!)
Available at forever21.com, $7.90
Fashion Nova The Other Side Sunglasses, in Grey/Orange
Fashion Nova has a dizzying array of stylish, super affordable frames that you should check out. Another winner I selected from their collection are these rad oversized shield sunnies. They have such an 80s-does-futuristic vibe that you can’t help but love. These diva-rific conversation starters come in a variety of colors, too!
Available at fashionnova.com, $5.99
Stella McCartney 57mm Round Sunglasses
Available in Nude/Pink and Black/Gold are these timeless, yet still cool shades by Stella McCartney. They look pretty neutral at first glance, which is great for an investment piece. But if you look closer, you will see the chain running along the top of the sunglasses, giving them just a little touch of glam/street/edge.
Available at nordstrom.com, $290
PrettyLittleThing Black Matte Thin Retro Sunglasses
Teeny sunnies took the fashion world by storm this year. Retro, 1950s-styles all of a sudden looked super cool and of-the-moment again. With this type of sunglasses, you don’t have to worry about hiding your eyes (and dope makeup) behind huge shades. Just casually gaze over your glasses!
Available at prettylittlething.com, $15
Old Navy Oversized Square-Frame Sunglasses, in Mustard
I actually saw these yellow oversized sunnies in person, as my Titi was sporting them recently. And I immediately had to know where she got them — Old Navy! Yellow just offers a shiny pop of color to so many different neutral outfits, without being overpowering. These are classic-yet-cool shades that you can grab when you want something aside from your neutral options.
Available at oldnavy.com, $10
Prada 55mm Irregular Sunglasses
These Prada sunglasses combine so many different elements, giving it a super sleek and chic look. They have the shield vibe going on, they feature tortoiseshell, and they manage to look both futuristic and vintage-like at the same time.
Available at nordstromrack.com, $119.97
Fashion Nova Don’t Touch The Heart Sunglasses, in Black
Heart sunglasses are cute, girly, and timeless. But you have to be careful how you rock them, or you can end up looking like a kindergartner. These sunnies from Fashion Nova are so cool, because you have the cuteness of a heart-shaped frame (another sunglasses trend for 2019), but they come in a rarely-seen black frame and lens. For those who are heart-shaped sunglasses purists, they also have a red version (and a yellow one), in addition to other heart styles.
Available at fashionnova.com, $9.99
Quay Australia Olive Walk On Sunglasses
I wanted to make sure I included classic, timeless frames that also offered something a little different, even if it’s subtle. These Quay sunglasses can be worn thousands of times, with so many outfits, forever. And, I love the olive green, which I consider to be a neutral, but it’s a cool alternative to black, brown, and grey (and neutrals like that). This style is available in several other cool colors, like peach, and blue.
Available at prettylittlething.com, $34
WearMe Pro Classic Small Round Retro Sunglasses, in Tortoise Frame /Mirror Green Lens
Another pair of shades that are classics with a little oomph are these sunglasses by WearMe Pro. You have the retro round shape, the tortoiseshell, but the mirrored lens is an intense pop of green. These kinds of sunglasses are cool because you don’t have to choose between a classic pair and a fun one — you have the benefits of both in one!
Available at amazon.com, $9.99
KZ Gear Floating Sunglasses Large Frame, Classic Modern Shaped, in The Caribbean
The beautifully-intense, rich, jewel-tone Princess Blue is one of Pantone’s colors for Spring/Summer 2019. I wanted to include a pair of sunglasses that were classic in shape but offered a pop of color in a shade of blue we have seen a lot of lately, in one form or another. These sunnies by KZ Gear are just the solution. Added bonus? These glasses are constructed so that they float in water, meaning it will be easier to keep a hold of when you’re stylishly surfing the waves or splashing in the pool.
Available at amazon.com, $59