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Le Specs Caliente 53mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
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The best sunglasses to rock all year round

No matter what your style is, there’s something just for you on our list of the best sunglasses to add to your wardrobe

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Whether you're ultra-glam or chic yet understated, the list of the best sunglasses has something perfect for your personal style. After all, the pair of shades you choose is an instant indicator of your fashion sense. Go for a cat-eye for feminine energy or some aviators for a cool, laid-back look. This season, there are more styles to choose from than ever. We’ve compiled the most awesome looks of the season for both men and women to make shopping for new sunnies even easier. Don’t head out to one of the best beaches in the USA without at least one pair of the best sunglasses, a tube of the best facial sunscreen and the rest of our summer essentials in your bag!

Best sunglasses to wear year round

Make it Raen
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom

1. Make it Raen

Inspired by the retro but crafted in the now, this gorgeous unisex pair from Raen rocks details like a horned temple and notched bridge. Plus, the polarized Carl Zeiss lenses will give you clarity.

$170 on

High brow
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

2. High brow

Is this a pair of sunglasses or a very interesting visor? We say it’s both. Luxe London optician Anna-Karin Karlsson has created this shady pair, which dons a signature golden metal shield on the brow. This one will turn heads, no doubt.

$730 on

Mid-century man
Photograph: Courtesy Warby Parker

3. Mid-century man

Affordable and chic at once, the Barkley sunglasses from Warby Parker are made to look good on any man. This midcentury modern style comes in three color options—including simple black—so you can choose the ones that make you you.

$95 on

Keep it classic
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

4. Keep it classic

It doesn’t get more classic (or universally flattering) than the teardrop-shaped aviator. These simple silver sunglasses feature mirrored lenses made in Italy.

$178 on

Like a glove
Photograph: Courtesy Macy's

5. Like a glove

Athletes and wannabes alike can bask in the pleasure of these wraparound Predator 2 sunglasses from Ray-Ban. They’re snug enough to stay on through a beach run or volleyball game.

$193 on

On the nose
Photograph: Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

6. On the nose

For the super on-trend, Andy Wolf offers its Armstrong sunglasses. These small specs have neutral, undersized lenses and a striking gold frame featuring a fashion-forward angular bridge.

$362.30 on

Man up
Photograph: Courtesy Sunglass Hut

7. Man up

The DiorChrono65 sunglasses are made for the man who has no doubts. Shiny and futuristic, they’ve got sturdy tortoise arms and a signature Dior silhouette.

$555 on

Nothin’ but a G thang
Photograph: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

8. Nothin’ but a G thang

This season, Gucci is all it’s cracked up to be. The Round Sylvie sunglasses, made in Japan, are an object lesson in glam with gold hardware, acetate rims with punches of red and the signature interlocking Gs on each temple.

$420 on

Photograph: Courtesy Sunglass Hut

9. Spec-tacular

Oliver Peoples makes specs for the sophisticated set. The Finley is lightweight and has a classic rounded shape that will look good on just about anybody.

$375 on

What’s new, pussycat?
Photograph: Courtesy Nordstrom

10. What’s new, pussycat?

A mirrored cateye? Sign us up. This pair from Australian label Le Specs is big (53 millimeters, to be exact), cool, feminine, unique and statement-making.

$79 on

Youthful with a little twist
Photograph: Courtesy Sunglass Hut

11. Youthful with a little twist

This fun pair—rectangular with a slight cateye slant—rocks a lightweight plastic rim with brown-to-beige gradient. All-day comfort, here you come.

$94.95 on

Paging Sophia Loren
Photograph: Courtesy Macy's

12. Paging Sophia Loren

Head to funkytown with Miu Miu. These playful, oversized gradient sunglasses boast a truly unique shape that brings old Hollywood back to life.

$350 on

Clear eyes
Photograph: Courtesy Shopbop

13. Clear eyes

These Krewe sunglasses have an ultra-cool clear acetate frame with hardware coated in 24-karat yellow gold and gray mirrored lenses. Need we say more?

$255 on

Ready for your closeup
Photograph: Courtesy J Crew

14. Ready for your closeup

These J. Crew best-selling sunnies bring the drama. The cateye shape comes in multiple colors and prints, including glittery silver and striped black and white.

$65 on

'90s to now
Photograph: Courtesy H&M

15. '90s to now

Take on the town looking like a Jenner sister with these sleek, narrow black-on-black sunglasses. It doesn’t get more stylish than this affordable, vintage-inspired pair.

$12.99 on

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