Whether you’re cruising down the Pacific Coast or sipping cocktails on a swanky rooftop patio this summer, you’ll inevitably be grabbing for one thing on your way out: a pair of shades. Because let’s face it, sunnies — just like the Dude’s rug — really tie the look together. Besides, nobody likes a squinter.
So, we’ve rounded up the coolest sunglasses of the season. You can thank us later.
Gucci Aviator-Style Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses
Will aviators ever not be cool? Who would have thought these sunglasses, once designed to protect pilots eyes while flying, would seriously take off? (Pun intended.) The ones from Gucci are no exception. Cut from light tortoiseshell acetate and fitted with green lenses, they’re said to suit men with crown or blonde hair. The iconic Gucci stripes run along the arms of these shades.
$453, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Saint Laurent Black SL 210/F Sunglasses
Metal frame glasses are all the rage for a simple shade this season. These Charleston-style Saint Laurent sunglasses in matte black are a sophisticated piece to go with any ensemble. They’re great for just about any face, especially square one with pronounced cheek bones, larger foreheads and angular jaw lines.
$485, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Sperry Seaford Polarized Sunglasses
You can never go wrong with a D-framed shade. These ones from Sperry are great for a sporty, masculine look to sheild your eyes for days out on the water.
$95, BUY NOW AT SPERRY
Moncler Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
Moncler has perfected the practical-yet-stylish shade. These retro round-frame sunglasses, fitted with dark-green lenses, are channeling everyones inner
Liam Gallagher John Lennon steez.
$389, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Burberry Gold Rectangle Sunglasses
What could be more classic than a pair of Burberry sunglasses? The brown and gold rectangular frames — a revamp of the classic aviator style — make for great everyday sunnies, from airport arrival to walking the beach.
$238, BUY NOW AT AMAZON
Gucci Black & Yellow Sport Sunglasses
These Gucci shades are sure to turn many-a-head at any party. They boast bold black frames, featuring yellow lenses with thick red acrylic Gucci logo and stripes accenting the arms.