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.
House of Holland via Linda Farrow
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.
At once quirky and prim, these oversize
vintage Austrian frames from Laura Derector channel Jackie O with a clear and funky twist.
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
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.
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.