Sunglasses might be a small accessory, but they have a significant impact. A great pair of sunglasses can change your face, style, and even your outlook on life. Just look at the rise of—and controversy around—tiny sunglasses for the proof. But those micro shades are no longer dominating personal style the way they did last summer. Instead, the sunglasses market has exploded into stylish yet wearable shapes that combine refreshing new details, old classics, and quirky trends.
Many new silhouettes have surfaced on street style stars and celebrities, like the ever-present reflective shield shape and a sleek, almost ’90s square style. New colors, like pastel and logoed lenses, upgrade classic wayfarer or aviator shapes, while a collection of contemporary designers have updated the cat-eye to a heightened effect. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to consider picking up a new pair—or two. Below, shop for the best sunglasses of the season.
Fair and Square-ish
Narrow, just walking the micro line, this rectangular shape once loved by supermodels and red-carpet regulars in the ’90s, is back. A sleek but wearable silhouette, this understatedly simple shape goes with everything—all you have to do this summer is throw a pair on and go.