Made in the shade: Top ten sunglasses
Summertime sunglasses aren't just an accessory -- they're a staple! Don't settle for dollar-store shades -- check out our top ten sunglasses that are sure to satisfy every need.
Dita Eyewear Vesoul
If you're a retro-lovin' lady who embraces '50s- and '60s-style clothing, you'll want to participate in this summer's cat-eyed sunglasses trend. Unlike cat-eyed frames from the past, the modern version features wider, sleeker frames that look a little "librarian-meets-hipster." We love the Vesoul version from Dita Eyewear, available for $350.
TOMS Kigali Classic 101
You may know TOMS Shoes, but did you know the company launched a sunglass line in 2011? Just like their fabulous One for One shoe donation program, every sunglass purchase placed with TOMS gives or restores sight to one person in need. As if that weren't cool enough, their shades are pretty sweet, too! We love the bright yellow frame on this Kigali Classic 101 shade. You can pick it up for $119 -- a real steal considering the donation that goes along with it!
Looking for performance sunglasses you can wear all day? Oakley has long been known for fantastic performance eyewear, but the most recent additions to their women's line are attractive enough for any use! Check out the clean lines, fun colors and easy wearability of the Urgency. Our favorite combo is the sea/gray option, but for a more classic look, pick up the tortoise frames for $130.
Tommy Bahama Shades of Pearl
Everywhere you go this summer, you're sure to see women donning frameless shades. To get in on the action, pick up a pair with some extra pop, like the gold accents on the Tommy Bahama Shades of Pearl style available for $149.
Cinzia Eyewear Venus Fly Trap
Want to add some "bling" to your wardrobe without overdoing the rhinestones and sequins? Check out the geometric (dare we say gemstone-like?) shape of the Cinzia Eyewear Venus Fly Trap sunglasses ($150)! As if the shape alone weren't enough, the pretty pink color is guaranteed to flirt-ify any outfit.
Ray Ban Original Wayfarer
Ray Ban's Original Wayfarer sunglasses have been around for more than 50 years, but the multi-colored frames on the latest edition confirm that there's no reason to call this style Old School. The bold stripes and neon colors are right on trend for 2012, so pick up a pair for $160 to prove that what's old really can be new again!
The animal print trend has been riding high season-after-season, so go ahead and incorporate leopard, zebra and giraffe into your sunglass repertoire! When picking out shades that may not go with every outfit you own, opt for reasonably priced versions like these $40 1556 shades from Quayeyewear. The black-and-white giraffe print juxtaposed with violet lenses are sure to catch the eye of admirers!
With Love from California Rubber Sunglasses
Neons are hot this year, but they can be hard to pull off. Rather than spending a lot of money on a neon dress or jacket that you may only wear once, grab a set of the super-cute With Love From California Rubber Sunglasses available in hot pink and neon turquoise. A single pair is $15, but you can grab both for only $20!
Urban Outfitters Colorblock Pop Risky Sunglasses
Don't stop colorblocking at your shoes, shirts or shoulder bags -- take it to your shades, too! Colorblocking makes it easy to add interest to an outfit without experiencing color overload, and this summer you should focus on light, beachy color combos like the mint green and melon of these Colorblock Pop Risky sunglasses. Plus, you can't go wrong for only $12!
Coach Reagan Sunglasses
While bright colors and funky frames are perfect for the beach or driving around town, sometimes you need a pair of shades classy enough to be worn at an outdoor wedding or to a workplace event. For those times, you can't go wrong with the Coach Reagan ($168). Available in three different color combinations, the Reagan mixes classic with contemporary in a way that is undeniably beautiful.