The Summer’s So Bright, I Gotta Have Shades

Opolis’ shades are made from 100-percent plant-based acetate. (©Opolis)

By Jennifer McKee

With bright summer days upon us, now’s the perfect time for a new pair of sunglasses. These are the specs that caught our eye.

Don a different look every day of the week with Opolis. (©Opolis)

Opolis

We love sustainable products; that puts Opolis at the top of our list. Frames are made of 100-percent plant-based acetate: cotton seeds, red pulp and hemp, which makes them biodegradable. But don’t worry, they’re built to last! The scratch-resistant lenses have full UVA/UVB polarized protection. For every pair sold, the company donations to 1% For The Planet.

A white-hot selection from Karen Walker’s Astral Heart collection. (©Karen Walker)

Karen Walker

Best described as “eccentrically elegant,” designer Karen Walker‘s eyewear is the stuff of dreams. No wonder her long list of celebrity clientele includes Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra, Adele and Michelle Obama. With so many frame and lens colors and materials, the options seem endless. Truly, you can’t have too much of this good thing.

Go for the style gold in LINDBERG. (©LINDBERG)

LINDBERG

Danish brand LINDBERG is known for its bold, fresh pieces; they’ll give your summer look an instant, effortlessly stylish update. The customizable Sun Titanium collection is perfect for all faces—choose from round, square, small or oversized sunglasses, it’s completely up to you. The minimalist designs are light and flexible; features such as screwless hinges, adjustable bridges and a different nose pads and bridge lengths enhance comfort.

Privé Revaux’s Hollywood Heir sunglasses in classic nude. (©Privé Revaux)

Privé Revaux

Luxury eyewear brand Privé Revaux makes the latest styles affordable to everyone but was hatched by celebrities Jamie Foxx, Ashley Benson and Hailee Steinfeld, along with a trio of business brights. Its newest styles, Hollywood Heir, Casino Nights, The Coco and Dionne, take advantage of the trending appeal for oversized sunglasses. The fun styles and colors add the perfect complement to your summer wardrobe.

Warby Parker’s Art Deco-inspired Thorpe sunglasses in Poblano with polished silver. (©Warby Parker)

Warby Parker

Also supremely affordable are Warby Parker‘s shades. Available now is the new Summer 2021 collection, the brand’s largest collection to date, with 55 optical and sun frames inspired by the simplicity of the summer. Lots of great new statement shapes! Also available is the New Classics collection, a throwback that features favorite past models with fresh new constructions. Go classic, or stand out in vivid crystals, blues and greens.

AG’s Archer sunglasses with green lenses. (©AG)

AG

Mixing modern frames with retro looks, AG‘s sunglasses are inspired by the centuries-old art of making Italian eyewear. The exquisite Archer style uses the CR39 lens, known for its optical clarity, lightness and durability. Aside from Archer, many of the models in the Dom Vetro collection are made from polar mineral glass, a recyclable lens.

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