While sunglasses are year-round essentials, it’s safe to say that summer is truly their season to shine. Whether dressing up an outfit, keeping beachy waves at bay, or helping the wearer look cool in the shade, the eyewear staple elevates any warm-weather look, all while preventing squinting. With summer in full swing, we asked our editors across the country to share the sunnies they’re coveting for the warm-weather weeks ahead. From a Piet Mondrian style to a cat-eye option, these shades bring the heat.
The Modern statement-maker
A Vuarnet with a retro vibe
VAURNET DISTRICT 2003 // Available for purchase online from Quattro Tizi in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The geometric original
KREWE PASIO GREY IVY // Available for purchase online from Studio Optix in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The stylish standard bearer
OLIVER PEOPLES LEWEN ACETATE POLARIZED SUNGLASSES // Available for purchase online from Poole Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The chic translucent take
OP FOREMAN SUNGLASSES // Available for purchase from Cake in Park City, Utah. For details: 435.649.1256
The square silhouette
BAD MEDICINE ALT FIT SUNGLASSES // Available for purchase online from Man Atelier in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The essential aviator
KREWE AVIATORS // Available for purchase from L’Optique in Asheville, North Carolina. For details: 828.259.9041