If ever there were a Sarasota essential, it's a great pair of sunglasses. And this season, you'll get high style along with sun protection for your peepers. The latest shades are bright and bold, in oversized shapes (especially hot: round) and decorated in all sorts of colors, patterns and extravagant ornamentation. Here are some of our favorites to make sure you look like a star, whether you're turning heads ont he beach or walking the red carpet at this month's Sarasota Film Festival events.


Alain Mikli black with checkered temples, $500, Ioptics Eyewear.


Chanel 6039 New Collection, $470, Sunglass Express Optical.


Roberto Cavalli 652 with tortoise top, $430, Sunglass Express Optical.


Sama aqua tortoise retro glam, $850, Ioptics Eyewear.


Charles Jourdan "Jackie O," $160, Ioptics Eyewear.


Chrome Hearts Fluffer, $1,500, Sunglass Express Optical.

Chrome Hearts Fluffer, $1,500, Sunglass Express Optical.

Photographed by Mark Farmwald.

Styling by Jackie Rogers.

Hair and makeup by Jayson Harper.

Model: Amanda Kleppinger.

Swimwear and accessories courtesy Swim City.

Photographed on location at Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key.

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