As the days get longer and muggier, there are few sartorial staples that one must consider investing in. A light scarf is always welcome, as are breezy hats and flip-flops, but if there’s one thing you absolutely can’t do without come summer, it’s a pair of sunglasses.
It’s safe to say that nothing tops the appeal of a classic black pair of sunnies, and if you’re in agreement, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to Illesteva’s fail-safe creation, which comes in a universally flattering shape with rose gold rims. But if you’re feeling experimental this year, why not give unconventional hues a try? For those who prefer to keep it low-key, Celine’s deep brown frames are a great starting point, along with Rimowa’s soft brown glasses and Linda Farrow’s gold aviators. Ready to go a tad bolder? Dive into the blue with Jacques Marie Mage’s square framed azure piece, add a buttery yellow Bottega Veneta pair to your accessories drawer, or get romantic—quite literally—with the rose tinted mask glasses over at Rick Owens.
A great way to spruce up your collection of sunglasses is by experimenting with intricate frames. Jimmy Choo’s hexagon pair come in a luxe shade of muted gold, while Chloé gives the simple square shape a dramatic spin by going oversized. Loewe’s distinct logo pops along the arms of its round-framed sunnies, while Alexander McQueen‘s come studded with the brand’s signature gilded skulls. Of course, we couldn’t end our roundup without a little something for the maximalists. Dolce & Gabbana’s summer must-have comes flanked with two crystal-studded leopards… need we say more?