Like few other additions to your summer wardrobe, a pair of sunglasses is as much a necessity as it is a fashion statement. That said, a cheap pair with total UV protection will shield your eyes as well as any $350 designer number.

This season's current looks for women include Jackie O-inspired frames and feminized aviator styles. Men's styles are trending toward Top Gun-esque aviators and sporty wraparound frames. When shopping for a pair, choose a frame that contrasts with the shape of your face. Square frames will look more flattering on a round face, and rounder styles will look best on an angular, narrow face.


Claiborne Bryan ($36)

Bollé Recoil ($100)

Yves Saint Laurent 2202/S aviators ($260)

Serengeti Napoli ($190)


Modo Aitana ($285)

Alain Mikli Seduction ($495)

Forever 21 oversize frames ($5)

Armani Exchange aviators ($58)