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Sunglasses for Summer 2020

I am really feeling sunglasses as a meaningful accessory right now. Maybe we need sunglasses even more than usual because we are all spending so much time inside these days. When we finally emerge, we are blinded by the light! A cool pair of sunglasses and a great mask can make quite the fashion statement too, no?

We’ve highlighted the major sunglasses trends happening right now, as well as some brands we thought you should know about. Do you have to wear prescription sunglasses? I feel your pain. Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

Happy Shopping!

Sunglasses Trends

Colored Lenses

Ray-Ban Oval Solid Evolve, $184

Retro Super Future Limone, $209

Giant Vintage Saccharine Yellow Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $22

Le Specs Road Trip, $79

Extreme Cat Eye

Quay Australia x Lizzo Flex 47mm Cat Eye Sunglasses, $55

Kaleos Eyehunters Horowitz $339

A.J. Morgan Spicey, $24

Michael Kors Perry Sunglasses, $99

Matrix Small Frames

Le Specs Unreal!, $79

Poppy Lissiman Love Rat, $105

A.J. Morgan Linguini, $28

Sunglasses Chains

BaubleBar Convertible Pearl Sunglass Chain and Necklace, $44

Chloe Sunglasses Chain, $196

Mishky Mallorca Sunnies Chain, $58

Lele Sadoughi Long Link Sunglass Chain, $85

Our Favorite Brands

Carolina Lemke

I first discovered Carolina Lemke on my fashion trip to Israel, during which I bought a pair for myself and a pair for Kyle. Of course, now that I wear prescription sunglasses she owns both of the pairs. I loved mine so much though that I considered putting prescription lenses in them. The Berlin-based brand makes great quality, trendy frames that flatter a ton of different faces.

Carolina Lemke Glam, $69

Carolina Lemke Diane, $86

Carolina Lemke Tula, $76

Diff Eyewear

Diff calls their line Charitable Eyewear, as their mission is to give back with each eyeglass purchase. They have partnered with Sightsavers to provide over 1.5 million people with reading glasses over the last 4 years, but more recently have expanded to more vision health services including eye exams, surgeries, and medicines. Even further, through the month of June Diff is redirecting their charity efforts by pledging donations to the ACLU and NAACP.

Diff Eyewear Becky, $85

Diff Eyewear Jagger $85

Diff Eyewear Lenox, $109

Diff Eyewear Gia $85

Lele Sadoughi

If you love fun, maximalist accessories, Lele Sadoughi should be your first stop. We love her earrings and hair accessories, and her sunglasses are no exception. These sunglasses are like jewelry for your face.

Lele Sadoughi Downtown Aviator Sunglasses, $165

Lele Sadoughi Downtown Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $175

Lele Sadoughi Broadway Sunglasses, $175

Lele Sadoughi Jet Chelsea Pearl Cat Eye Sunglasses, $175

Sunski

Sunski makes polarized frames at fair prices. Their goal is to combine the benefits of performance sunglasses and the looks of stylish sunglasses. Plus their frames are made from recycled plastics.

Sunski Yuba, $58

Sunski Camina, $58

Sunski Avila, $68

Chimi

Chimi describes themselves as “colourful shades for colourful people.” They’re based out of Stockholm, and that Scandinavian design is apparent. They have a core collection with 8 styles in 11 colors, plus a kids collection for an adorable matching moment. If you’re looking for more basic styles with a modern update, this is your brand.

Chimi Ginger #008 Black, $99

Chimi Litchi #006 Black, $99

Chimi Coco #004 Mirror, $99

Chimi Guava #001 Black, $99

Where to Go for Prescription Sunglasses

Warby Parker

As previously mentioned, I now have to wear prescription sunglasses, which at first I found so sad. The fun part of buying sunglasses is trying out new styles. Of course you can’t do that when your sunglasses cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Warby Parker has great styles at pretty decent prices (unless you have an annoying prescription like mine), so they are a great option if you want more than one pair.

Warby Parker Raider Sunglasses, $145

Warby Parker Faye Sunglasses, $145

Ray-Ban

I only got over my dissatisfaction with my lack of a sunglasses collection when I found my Ray Bans. The classic style is chic and interesting, yet will never go out of fashion.

Ray-Ban Clubmaster, $355

Ray-Ban RB2180, $345

Ray-Ban Erika, $453

What are your favorite sunglasses? Let us know in the comments!

Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 20 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Learn how you can train with Lani and Kyle to become a personal stylist at The Stylist Studio

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