Sunglasses aren’t just cool and stylish accessories—they can also over some much-needed protection for your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Blending form and function, here are some of the trending sunglasses for summer—use them to protect your peepers and amplify your summer getups! —Jennifer Cox
The Ralph sunglasses ($56, available through Sunglass Hut) has a chic butterfly style and a colourful palette to choose from, including a gradient Havana brown and shiny sponged Havana blue). They offer a more secure and comfortable fit for those with a high nose bridge and lower cheekbones (it’s an ideal fit if the bridge of your nose is above the level of your pupils).
The Cohort sunglasses ($172, available through Oakley) has an “adventurous” silhouette that balances a generously sized rectangular shape with a thinly curved frame. These on-point sunglasses have a three-point fit for added lightweight comfort and performance. They are also available in eight sophisticated colour combinations.
Simons carries the Jolene oval sunglasses ($19), which are curvaceous and unique (and very reasonably priced!). They come in a lightweight plastic pink or cream beige frames, and are an ultra-feminine, retro pair of sunnies that are perfect for summer. Plus, they off-er 100 per cent UV protection.
Whether you love pink or green, you’ll swoon for these one-of-a-kind Valentino sunglasses ($294, available at The Bay). This eyewear embodies all the timeless elegance that the fashion house stands for, perfectly balancing classic tradition and modern-day innovation.
These Michael Kors’ Cheyenne sunglasses ($192) are an oversized aviator frame that will add drama to a pared-back ensemble. They’re made from gold-tone metal with a double brow bar, and feature adjustable nose pads and acetate tips to ensure a comfortable fit.