Wearing sunglasses is the quickest way to look city chic, even if you’re running out the door sans makeup and a proper blowout. With so many different styles of frames (tortoise shell, clear, metal) and lenses (black, polarized, colored), there’s a pair of shades out there to suit every outfit and occasion. When shopping for sunglasses, always consider your face shape first. If you have a round face, square or rectangular frames will add more a more angular and defined look to your appearance. Alternatively, round or oval frames soften the look of square faces. Heart-shaped faces look especially sassy with a pair of cat eye sunglasses, and oval faces are ideal for just about any pair you come across.
We came up with three styles of sunglasses in three price ranges – one if you want to splurge, one midrange, and one if you want a fashionable look but need to keep the price down.
Splurge Sunglasses: Gucci Avana 53mm Square Sunglasses $360
When you splurge on a pair of sunglasses – or any piece of clothing, for that matter – make it a classic style that you’ll be able to wear for years to come. Large, black sunnies in a universally flattering square shape will always look fabulous. Just make sure to take good care of your designer specs and always put them back in their sunglass case. These are not the type of accessory to haphazardly toss into your oversized tote while you’re on the go.
Midrange Sunglasses: Sonix Lodi Aviator Sunglasses, 62mm $79
See “New York City en rose” with these glamorous gold-framed aviator sunglasses with a pink gradient. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or walking around the Big Apple, you’ll always look fabulous.
Save Sunglasses: Romwe Jungle Print Frame Contrast Lens Sunglasses $7.99
The best part about budget-friendly sunglasses is you can switch them up whenever the mood hits. Go crazy with different shapes, prints, and lenses. We love this whimsical jungle print pair, which is incredibly apropos for wearing in the concrete jungle.
Just make sure to take good care of your designer specs and always put them back in their sunglass case. These are not the type of accessory to haphazardly toss into your oversized tote while you’re on the go.