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Here Are the Most Instagram-worthy New Sunglasses to Buy For Summer


Photograph by Elaine Constantine; Styled by Matthew Ellenberger. Hair by Marco Braca at Walter Schupfer Management; Makeup by Chiao-Li at The Wall Group; Models: Faith Lynch at IMG Models, Nisaa Pouncey at Next Management; Casting by Edward Kim at The Talent Group; Produced by Industry Art; Digital Technician: Jessie Adler at Ethic; Photography Assistants: Christian Bragg, Nate Decarlo.

Upgrade your wardrobe this spring with a new pair of attention-grabbing shades. From vintage-inspired frames in retro hues to futuristic shields, this season’s styles steer far from basic. We have gathered the season’s best sunglasses for every occasion, whether you are protecting your eyes from the desert sun at Coachella or accessorizing a chic spring trench for the rainy days ahead. The classic cateye gets a contemporary upgrade with a slimmer silhouette. Geometric shapes are fiercely popular among brands like Alan Mikli and Pawaka. Miu Miu, Oliver Peoples and Jacques Marie Mage pay homage to old Hollywood classics, while Celine and Mykita deliver modernity that will stand the test of time.

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OLIVER PEOPLES

Oliver Peoples recently launched their gender neutral Cary Grant style inspired by the 1959 Hollywood classic North by Northwest.

Buy Now: Oliver Peoples, teal acetate frames with grey lenses, $415. saksfifthavenue.com

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CELINE

There is something effortlessly cool about Celine’s sleek metal frame sunglasses. The aviators feature mirrored lenses and two silver bridges.

Buy Now: Celine, metal frame sunglasses, $460, celine.com

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CAROLINA LEMKE

Make a statement with a pop of canary yellow.

Buy Now: Carolina Lemke, round yellow sunglasses, $75, carolinalemke.com

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ALAIN MIKLI

French designer Alexandre Vauthier has once again teamed up with Alain Mkili to create a futuristic take on a slim cateye.

Buy Now: Alain Mikli, black triangular sunglasses, $455, barneys.com

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JACQUES MARIE MAGE

Los Angeles based brand Jacques Marie Mage and actress Kate Bosworth designed these frames by drawing inspiration from old Hollywood and the iconic Marylin Monroe. The round navy frames are complemented with a subtle cat eye silhouette.

Buy Now: Jacques Marie Mage, blue acetate frame and lenses, $625, jacquesmariemage.com

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PAWAKA

In 2015 indonesian model and environmental activist, Fahrani Empei, launched Pawaka, an innovative eyewear label inspired by Indonesian heritage and modernity. These geometric sunglasses stand out with a half moon shaped frames in purple acetate.

Buy Now: Pawaka, half moon sunglasses, $410, modaoperandi.com

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STELLA MCCARTNEY

These sheer lenses are an easy everyday wear, even on an overcast day.

Buy Now: Stella Mcartney, white metal aviator, $215. modaoperandi.com

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MYKITA

Mykita and Maison Margiela collaborated to create an elevated take on the matrix sunglasses trend.

Buy Now: Mykita, black metal sunglasses, $447, farfetch.com

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JIMMY CHOO

Jimmy Choo’s debuts a unique take on a dramatic cat eye.

Buy Now: Jimmy Choo, cat eye sunglasses with grey lenses, $235, jimmychoo.com

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AHLEM

Parisian designer Ahlem Manai-Plat names each pair of frames after a neighborhood in Paris. The Champ De Mars black frame are sleek yet classic and the perfect everyday shades.

Buy Now: Ahlem, black acetate frames, $440, Ahlem.com

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SAINT LAURENT

Handcrafted in Italy, Saint Laurent’s cateye lenses come in a bold red. For the perfect off duty look, wear them with your favorite denim and a basic white tee. Buy Now: Saint Laurent, red cateye sunglasses, $420, bergdorfgoodman.com

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MIU MIU

Inspired by the sixties, Miu Miu created a round tortoise frame with brown gradient lenses. These sunglasses are elegant with a vintage touch. Buy Now: Miu Miu, round tortoise sunglasses, $260, mythersea.com

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GARRETT LEIGHT

Garrett Leight’s 80’s inspired metal framed sunglasses are an accessory worth investing in this season. The rose gold lenses add a high fashion feel to any look.

Buy Now: Garrett Leight, rose gold metal frames, $365, shopbop.com

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LOWERCASE

Lowercase’s modern sunglasses have been crafted in Brooklyn from hand polished acetate. The square black frames with basil colored lenses are perfect for weekend city strolls.

Buy Now: Lowercase, hand polished frames with basil colored lenses, $350, barneys.com

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ILLESTEVA

Spotted on the duchess herself, Megan Markle loves Illestevia’s amber shades. The round cateye and stainless steel arms create a lovely femme look.

Buy Now: Illesteva, round amber sunglasses, $240, illesteva.com