11 Sunglasses You Need To Combat The Summer Sun

11 Sunglasses You Need To Combat The Summer Sun

11 Sunglasses You Need To Combat The Summer Sun

The top picks for looking suave while protecting your eyes this summer. 

The top picks for looking suave while protecting your eyes this summer. 

Text: Stevie Rowley

As the summer sun begins to shine, it’s important to protect your eyes. Sunglasses are a simple accessory that can turn any outfit from basic to stylish. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of sophistication with a classic silhouette, or looking to add a statement piece with an out-there frame, a good pair of sunglasses make an outfit go a long way. Here are the top eleven stylish sunglasses that will have you looking good all summer long. 

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Caravan Sunglasses by Ray-Ban

With the release of Top Gun Maverick, an aviator sunglass is a must. While some may go the rounded root, the Caravan Sunglasses by Ray-Ban bring a new silhouette to the classic sunglass. Made with a rectangular cut, these sunglasses are sure to impress this summer season. Grow out a big mustache and channel your inner Miles Teller with these frames. 

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714SM- Steve McQueen Sunglasses by Persol 

If anyone knew how to make sunglasses look cool it was Steve McQueen. The late actor was seen wearing a specific style of Persol sunglasses in his films and daily life. The 714 Steve McQueen sunglasses are a signifier of cool style, and are a perfect frame for the summer season. Their sleek rounded design makes them perfect for any face shape. The glasses feature a folding system that allows them to be store compactly.

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Black & Orange Gene Sunglasses by Rick Owens 

Futuristic sunglasses are a trend that’s been taking over social media. Whether their bug-eyed shaped or look like they belong in a sci-fi movie, these glasses are the new it shape. Rick Owens’ has the perfect pair to channel this look with the Black & Orange Gene Sunglasses. Made from a thick black acetate, these sunglasses have a shield-like frame. Their orange lenses add a pop of color and create an interesting contrast to the black frame. Although they may look daunting to style, these sunglasses are perfect for a casual outfit, or for something more extreme.

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Gray Exaggerated Sport Goggle Sunglasses by Balenciaga 

These glasses take cat-eye to a whole new level. Seen on the likes of Kim Kardshian and other celebrities, the Gray Exaggerated Sport Goggle Sunglasses are a summer must have. The cat-eye semi-rimless frame provides a unique shape, and allows the mirrorless lenses to poke through. These sunglasses are definitely a statement piece, and can turn any outfit from modern day to Matrix in an instant.

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Tinted Pilot-Frame Sunglasses by Tom Ford 

Colored lenses elevate sunglasses from basic to intriguing. By simply adding a pop of color to a plain frame, the entire dynamic of the sunglass changes. Don’t confine yourself to brown and black lenses, because the world of colored lenses awaits. The Tinted Pilot-Frame Sunglasses from Tom Ford are a great example of how basic frames are elevated with colored lenses. The frame consists of black acetate with silver detailing, a theme that’s common in the realm of men’s sunglasses. However, the blue lenses make the silver stand out, and make these sunglasses stand apart from the rest. They can add a pop of color to any outfit and will definitely give you a cool guy look.

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Square-Frame Sunglasses by Cartier Eyewear 

As ‘90s and early ‘00s trends are returning back to the world of fashion, the accessories are coming with them. A staple of this era was the square frame sunglass, and Cartier is making sure they have their comeback. Featuring a “C” on the arm and brown lenses, these sunglasses are sleek and elegant. The combination of brown and silver is one that’s underrated, but if it’s done properly the result is exquisite. If your look for the perfect pair of sunnies to go with every outfit, these are worth the investment. 

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Taos Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses by Jacques Marie Mage 

A thick-framed sunglass is always a good idea. They channel a certain style that instantly makes any outfit better, and they look good on just about every face. The Taos Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses are a perfect example of how to perfect the thick frame. The combination brown, blue and a square shape gives off a ‘70s vibe that is totally in tune with the fashion world. Pair with a graphic tee and jeans for an old-school rock and roll look, or dress them up with a crazy patterned pair of flares for the true hippie aesthetic. 

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Grenelle Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses by Ahlem

Thick round frames don’t get the love they deserve. While most people tend to stray away from the style for fear of looking like Waldo, these sunglasses have so much potential. The Grenelle Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses by Ahlem show that the thick round frame is stylish! These sunnies feature a rounded, yet sharp frame, making them a bit edgier than the typical style. The black frame and black lense combination give off an aura of sophistication and class. These sunnies are perfect for every day, as they can be a formal or casual accessory.

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Oval Frame Sunglasses by Burberry 

These sunglasses are definitely not for the play-it-safe type. The Oval Frame Sunglasses from Burberry are dramatic, eye-catching accessories. Featuring big, rounded orange lenses and a thin black frame, they’re a look all on their own. Mimicking a snow goggle shape, these sunnies are the perfect way to either add a pop of color or add a fun element to any outfit. 

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Medusa Biggie Sunglasses by Versace 

Last, but certainly not least, the roundup finishes with the Medusa Biggie Sunglasses from Versace. If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses that scream luxury in a subtle way, these are the pair for you. These sunnies have a sleek rectangular frame, but the arms are where the luxury comes into play. The iconic Versace Medusa is show on a gold coin on each arm of the sunnies. This allows everyone to know that these sunglasses are definitely high-end, without taking away from the simplistic design.

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Giv Cut by Givenchy

Givenchy plays into the geometric futuristic trend with the Giv Cut sunglasses. These glasses are 3D printed and made from nylon, bringing a technological flair to the sunglass game. The black smoked lenses give these glasses a daunting vibe, and they tie the silhouette together. Since these glasses are more of a statement piece, they'd pair perfectly with any simple outfit to add a bit of edge.

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