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Put on Your Sunnies Face: This Summer’s Sunglasses

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Turns out, the shades that we hide behind when running errands or avoiding paparazzi (real or imagined) are also effective for standing out in a crowd. Case in point: this summer’s festival circuit. In that sea of youthful seraphim taking fashion risks, we found a number of surprising new frame styles.

Beyond the basic cat eye or aviator, sunglasses are getting increasingly playful with jewels, sweeping angles and tinted lenses. These aren’t simply utilitarian sun shields but rather statement pieces worn front and center.

Rhinestone Rims

Fendi sunglasses in Palm Springs

Festival images by Kristin Yamada

Add a little sparkle to your frames—or a lot. This summer, whether dotted with Swarovski crystals or bursting with floral gems, bedazzled glasses will be throwing some shine in all directions.

Shop our picks:

Gucci 56mm cat eye sunglasses | Jimmy Choo Vivy 51mm sunglasses | Miu Miu 52mm cat eye sunglasses

Colorful Lenses

Color lenses

In addition to seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, try green, blue or yellow. Lenses are now as ornamental as they are technical.

Shop our picks:

Derek Lam Stella 51mm round sunglasses | Dolce&Gabbana 50mm round sunglasses | Karen Walker One Astronaut 49mm sunglasses

Octagonal Frames

Octagon lenses

When the usual shapes just won’t suit you, pick up a polygon. This play on the standard circular outline lends a bit of an edge. Oversized and fashion-forward, these shades are a sophisticated way to look at things differently.

Shop our picks:

KENDALL + KYLIE Ludlow 58mm sunglasses | MARC JACOBS 56mm sunglasses | Karen Walker Domingo 52mm sunglasses

Shield Sunglasses 

Shield sunglasses, Balenciaga

Fantastically futuristic without looking like novelty glasses, the new shield frames are a sleek and sophisticated summer accessory. The flattering angles suit most faces and come in a variety of shapes to appeal to all modern girls.

Shop our picks:

Balenciaga Paris 65mm sunglasses | Valentino Rockstud 50mm rectangular sunglasses | GLASSING GP1 132mm shield sunglasses

Crazy Angles

Angled sunglasses

If you’ve got an edge, show it off. This summer, shades play with unconventional corners to create new styles. From dramatic cat eyes to exaggerated rhombuses, there are angular degrees for all the geometrically inclined.

Shop our picks:

Gucci 53mm cat eye sunglasses | Karen Walker Babou 50mm sunglasses | KENDALL + KYLIE Vivian Extreme 51mm cat eye sunglasses

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  • meshack July 28, 2017, 3:43 am

    Octagonal Frames is what i love because of it’s unique designs. great pictures.

  • Glad June 29, 2017, 11:15 pm

    Love the rhinestone rims!!

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