A whole bunch of cute sunglasses

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Because I am very light sensitive, sunglasses are an essential for me, year-round. But in summer they’re especially clutch, and even though I currently have a number of pairs in rotation, that doesn’t keep me from wanting more. I think this pair from Anine Bing is pretty sharp, and trendy without being too much so.

Now this pair is rather nuts, but in a pretty excellent way.

I like the bottle green shade of the frames on these, from Warby Parker.

My friend Andrea was wearing these Ray Bans when we met the other day for a socially distanced walk, and I’ve been craving them ever since: they’re like Wayfarers, but the shape is just a little bit cooler.

 

These have just a hint of a cat eye, which I like.

The red on this splurgy pair is just so good, and so is their shape—if you like cat-eyes but don’t think they look good on you, a rounded-off pair like this one just might do the trick.

These are a classic Wayfarer shape, but the off-white hue makes them fresh.

You can’t beat Ray Ban’s Clubmaster for timeless cool.

These are both statement-y and well-priced, which is a winning combination.

I think these squared-off wire frame lenses are just a shade cooler than aviators.

If you are truly light sensitive, you will need a pair of sunglasses with thick arms, and these can’t be beat in that respect.

A hexagonal pair is surprisingly flattering on the face.

These, from Celine are pricey (they’re Celine after all) but I just really dig the clunky shape and thick frames.

And I love the purple lenses on this oversized pair from Karen Walker.

And finally: these are from Bose, and have mini-speakers and a microphone, so you can use them as you would your AirPods, which is pretty great.

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    Rosemarie
    23 Jun 2020
    2:50pm

    I’m dying for a pair of Lapima shades. Spendy but so cool.

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    Meg
    23 Jun 2020
    1:40pm

    Wow the Bose pair really opens up the possibility for prescription eyewear with built-in ear pods. Love!!

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    Caryn
    24 Jun 2020
    5:06pm

    I bought the Ray-Bans that Andrea recommended and they are fantastic! Just the little dose of “cool” I needed to cheer me up after losing my style mojo during lockdown.

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    Nancee Martin
    23 Jun 2020
    11:50am

    I love aviators! But hate that the nose pads get tangled in my hair. Recently found a Danish brand that has solved that problem by integrating the nose pads into the frame. Christopher Cloos. I’ve already added 2 pairs to my sunglass wardrobe and expect there will be more.

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    THL
    23 Jun 2020
    11:41am

    I would love a sunglass post for high cheekbones/chubby cheeked women, so many sunglasses make facial indents at their base. I just bought online a pair of Tom Ford sunnies and cannot decide if I should keep them, as they are borderline leaving a mark 🙁

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      CeeJay
      24 Jun 2020
      9:02am

      I have the same problem THL – look for “low bridge fit” glasses. Warby Parker has some and so does Ray Ban. This is a common problem for many faces and in Asia most glasses are low bridge fit. I even got a pair of swim goggles and ski goggles with low bridge fit. Makes a huge difference.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    23 Jun 2020
    11:34am

    I love the Ray Bans, but the dimensions look a bit small for me. The opposite problem of CW!

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    Hanna
    23 Jun 2020
    11:34am

    When are you doing reading glasses? There are a bunch out there now. And as much as I love sunglasses, I can’t do anything without my progressives, so trying to research something like universal clip-on shades. Is that thing?

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      themis
      23 Jun 2020
      9:30pm

      I just bought a new pair of prescription progressive sunglasses. Eyebuy does them, your optician will do them, it’s not a big deal. It’s nice to be able to drive and glance at my phone, which is my GPS, at the same time. I have a couple pairs, actually.

      I find that to do clip-on shades that work and don’t look utterly grandma you have to get the frames that were made with clip-ons, and now you’ve narrowed you frame choices down to pretty much nothing modern and chic.

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    c.w.
    23 Jun 2020
    8:30am

    I wear almost exclusively wrap around Ray Bans because they wrap around and because they’re small enough for my small face. All these you show are pretty darn outstanding and desirable in their own way. I’ve been hankering for a pair of sunglasses in a white frame because of my white hair….humm….

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    Ellie
    24 Jun 2020
    10:15am

    Kim, would LOVE a post about readers!! Xoellie

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