Shades of the SummerAs the summer solstice approaches, we can’t neglect the one necessity that belongs in every Florida woman’s beach bag: sunglasses. Some of fashion’s most prestigious designers have served up season’s worth of astonishing sunglasses in bold colors and inspiring shapes. The inimitable eye glasses will carry you from the crowds of your favorite music festival to VIP canopies on Sunny Isles Beach.
Studded, retro, gold and glam—we’ve got the only sunglass guide you need for the season.
Studded StunnersA little detail can go a long way. Studded embellishments adorn the collections of many notable designers this season, but Fendi and Marc Jacobs’ bejeweled shades beat the rest. Ideal for the Miami trendsetter, Fendi’s ‘Can Eye’ oversized sunglasses are exquisite in an aqua hue that fits the 305’s cerulean seas. For the futuristic trendsetter looking ahead, Marc Jacobs’ metal cat eye lenses will make you stand out while the crowd around you is weighed down by the gravity of dull shades and expected silhouettes.
‘Can Eye’ Two-Tone Sunglasses at Fendi, $570
Marc Jacobs 16/S Metal Cat Eye Sunglasses at Solstice Sunglasses, $295
Festival FavoritesYou don’t have to be at a music festival to dress like one. Strum your indie heartstrings with retro-inspired favorites fit for an album cover photo shoot. Dolce & Gabbana’s circular sunnies speak to the flower child who loves a great acoustic ballad. For a tried and true look, bring back the ’70s in Porsche Design’s navigator style shades.
Dolce & Gabbana Flowered Circular Sunglasses at Sunglass Hut, $650
Sunglasses P’8613 at Porsche Design, $550
Doll House GlamFrom the doll house to the two-door convertible, Barbie was onto something when she painted her world pink. Fashion houses and sunglass designers had pink running through their bloodstreams as they crafted the colors of their summer collection. From bright fuchsia to blush, hues of pink overshadowed every other sunglass trend of the summer. Despite pop culture and the world of “Mean Girls,” you won’t have to wait till Wednesday to wear these pink Emilio Pucci and Oliver Peoples shades.
Pink Sunglasses at Emilio Pucci; price available upon request
4003N Alain Mikli pour Oliver Peoples at Oliver Peoples, $375
The Golden RuleIf you paid attention in chemistry, you’d remember that gold is a conductor of heat. While a Florida summer is as hot as it gets, we’re never afraid to turn up the temperature in the name of style. Louis Vuitton’s LV Drive are perfect for Miami’s most luxurious settings. Stand out with the gold mirror shades that are yacht-approved. For a more refined glint of golden glamour, try on Cartier’s Panthère Wild de Cartier glasses.
LV Drive Sunglasses at Louis Vuitton, $635
Panthère Wild de Cartier at Cartier; price available upon request
Larger than LifeThe days of losing your beloved sunglasses are out the window. Not only is the oversized sunglasses trend a tool to seamlessly find your accessories in a sea of beach bag essentials, but it’s also a surefire way to block out the UV rays and detract from environmental aggressors. Achieve a utilitarian chic aura with big and boxy shades from Prada and Givenchy.
Oversized Geometric Sunglasses at Prada (located in Bloomingdale’s), $280
57mm Cat Eye Sunglasses at Givenchy, $295