Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be overwhelming with all the different styles and colors. We narrowed down the most stylin' pairs of shades for you, made popular by Tinseltown's hottest. Check out our fave picks below to shed some light on your search.
Made in the shade
Check out our top sunglasses styles to help you narrow down you search for the perfect pair.
The Keyhole Look
Think Elton John performances and the many faces of Mary-Kate Olsen. These sunglasses have an artistic, yet sophisticated look. They're a bit more on the funky side, so if you choose this look - own it! Topshop offers a pair for only $32, whereas Ralph Lauren offers a more swanky look (though quite a bit more expensive).
Though this style was dubbed trendy via Tom Cruise in Risky Business and stuck throughout the '80s, Ray Ban Wayfarers have successfully made a comeback. Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Mary-Kate Olsen and Selena Gomez are among the large mass of actors seen spotted in these classic shades. Betsey Johnson also offers wayfarers in bright colors and designs for a funky look.
The clubmaster style from Ray Ban is much like the older brother of the wayfarer. The clubmaster is very hipster-chic and is the perfect style for those already too cool for the wayfarer. It comes in many different styles and colors, so, in other words, the clubmaster is what you graduate to after wayfarers.
Many brands and designers have brought back the smooth look of aviators. Ray Ban is, yet again, known for their classic aviator style, but Tom Ford is one designer who also makes this style in a sleek, finished look. Carrera is another international brand known for their edgy, slick aviators.
Remember when shopping
Before splurging (or saving) on your ideal perfect pair of shades, consider these two tips that could help you make a better buying decision.
Though style is essential when choosing the right pair of sunglasses, sun protection plays an important role, as well. Sunglasses with polarized lenses keep out the sun's blinding rays that cause eye strain. Sunglasses with UV protection are another safe choice because they block out the harmful rays that can damage eyes.
UV stands for ultraviolet -- a type of electromagnetic radiation that's present in sunshine, and has a wavelength shorter than that of visible light.
Don't cheap out
When shopping for a pair of stylish sunglasses, remember that quality is important, as well. Even though a pair of sunglasses may be super cute and super cheap, they might not last half as long as a more expensive pair will. Don't break the bank, but think long-term use instead of short-term day at the beach use-- unless that's what you're looking for.
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