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

ANNE & VALENTIN SUNGLASSES // Available for purchase from Sally’s Optical Secrets in Charlotte, North Carolina. For details: 704.342.0123

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