Even though sunnies have become a year round stylish staple, this is usually the time of year when many of us go on a vision quest for new frames. And since sunglasses had a major moment on the spring/summer runways, I did a little homework for you. So, if you don’t like to be kept in the shade on the latest trends, keep in mind that there is a retro feel to nearly every eyewear trend out there–and quite a few are unisex…
Lets kick off with something for the guys. Want something a little more modern JFK than Will.i.am?
Or log on to WarbyParker.com for a $95 pair, which include polarized lenses. And when you make a purchase they give a pair to someone in need. Nice.
Prada showed its take on traditional horn-rimmed shades, which you can always find in the less-pricey Ray-Ban variety.
Old school cool: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Pattinson in Ray-Ban’s Clubmaster
Yeah, even Maverick and Goose would be surprised to know that aviators have secured a solid foothold – but at the moment the focus is on exaggerated aviators like these. And, yep, Carreras have found their way back into our collections:
On the Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012 runway
It doesn’t get any more retro than the cat eye….
White hot frames are très très chic, like these on the Dries van Noten Spring 2012 Runway….
Dries van Noten Spring 2012
Get your ’80s-inspired update, which always means something’s been oversized….
Now it’s your turn: Who makes your favorite sunnies? And which of these shapes will you be trying out this summer? Leave a comment and let me know!
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