The Season's Best and Brightest Sunglasses

It's getting to be that time, when the sun shines more than intermittently and the weekends seem made for post-brunch strolling. These are the days made for chic shades, and here are our latest favorites.

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House of Holland via Linda Farrow
The House of Holland 4C4 translucent green frames from Linda Farrow evoke a wearable ghost chair with a mod color boost -- a great design-heavy addition to any simple outfit.
Laura Derector
At once quirky and prim, these oversize vintage Austrian frames from Laura Derector channel Jackie O with a clear and funky twist.
kate spade
These retro red kate spade charlize sunglasses conjure up Italian starlets jetting off to Capri, and will certainly put a little zing in any picnic-in-the-park ensemble this season.
Barneys New York
The Laura Biagiotti Vintage Gold Sunglasses derive from another time, when showcasing glitz via sunnies didn't involve a quarter-size logo encrusted in crystals, but rather a serious gold bar with a knot at the bridge and futuristic rectangle lenses. There's something uber-feminine and boldly fashion-forward about these throwback shades.
Jason Wu for Modo
Like his clothing, Jason Wu's sunglasses for Modo blend uptown feminine with some downtown fun. Each style is named for a woman, and Carmen struck our fancy for its vixen cat-eye shape and hot pink underside.
Por: Cynthia Isett, Maquillista profesional
Nothing says spring fresh like the Fred Flare Floral Mia Sunglasses - insert joke about seeing life through rose-colored glasses here - and they're also right on-trend. Oh yeah, and they're also only eleven bucks.
Put these Marc by Marc Button Aviators on your standby list -- they are lose-them-and-buy-them-again perfect. The shape is gentler than a traditional aviator's gigantic bug-eye quality, the frames are light and the lenses a warm medium ombre that emanates cool.
Before they were a hipster fad, Wayfarer sunglasses were a classic style symbolizing all-American summer sophistication. The Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer RB4105 Sunglasses not only uphold the chic, traditional-but-modern look, but are also pretty nifty -- they collapse and fold up into a case the size of one of the lenses.
Moscot is to New York what apple pie is to the USA, so city dwellers should eventually have a Moscot Original in their wardrobe. According to the website, the Lemtosh Vintage Retro Sunglasses have graced such famous faces as Johnny Depp, Truman Capote and Buddy Holly.
Soft enough for a lazy afternoon on the beach, but sharp for urban frolicking as well, Mango Irene sunglasses shade that pretty face with a dramatic, over-sized shape that rings up for less than $35.
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