With summer drawing near, more of us start thinking about buying sunglasses; however, it can be quite difficult to select a pair of shades that are fashionable, match our face type, offer appropriate UV protection and come at a reasonable price.
One way to solve that problem is by taking a peek at this handpicked selection of Sunglass Picks, where you are bound to find the right pair for you. You can choose from round, oval, square, aviator, cat eye, wayfarer, and rimless shades that can be worn by both men and women, can be polarized or not, and have frames or be frameless; whether you aim for a more classic look or for a truly modern one, the choice is yours.
Different stylish picks for every face and budget
The iconic aviator shades have teardrop lenses with a mirrored effect, though some styles let others see your eyes through the lenses. Coming in over 40 styles and many different colors and effects, Ray Ban is probably the best known brand of aviator sunglasses, but there are many other brands, like American Optical Pilot, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Carrera, and Gucci.
Usually in symmetrical black frames, Wayfarer sunglasses are ideal for people aiming for a youthful look. Again, Ray Ban is the way to go if you strive to achieve the most iconic wayfarer look, but Oakley Holbrook is another famous brand you can give a try.
If you are looking for an old-school style, reminiscent of the 1960s, that is sassy at the same time, cat eye sunglasses are the perfect choice; you can try the classic Kate Spade Angeliqs or, for a more modern spin, the Women’s Vagabond cat eye sunglasses from Ray-Ban.
Similar to cat eyes, oversized round and oval sunglasses are mostly worn by women, who can go for a tamer look, or for a really eccentric one with the Prada PR27NS sunglasses.
Oversized rectangular and square shades are very fashionable for both women and men; aside from the brands already mentioned, you can find your perfect square match from Oakley, Maui Jim, Spy, and Prada.
Most of the above styles have polarized and frameless versions. Polarized sunglasses are the perfect choice for people spending a lot of time around water or snow, since these two surfaces reflect extremely bright light that blurs one’s view and bothers the eyes; polarized shades are treated with a special coating that prevents this from happening. They also come in handy when glare is reflected by other horizontal surfaces; for instance, the road ahead when driving in the city, especially in summer and in wintertime.
Although their lightweight design makes them so fashionable, rimless shades may not be the perfect choice for everyone, since they do not usually wrap around the head, so they only offer limited protection on the sides. These sunglasses look rather frail with their simple design, but some of them are actually quite sturdy, like the Kanaha pair from Maui Jim. Kanaha is one example of rimless sunglasses that actually have frames that go behind the lenses so that they are invisible at a first glance.