With the power to give you an air of mystery — not to mention important UV protection — nothing is more important to your summer style than the right pair of shades. Here are some of our preferred pairs.
Hugo Boss TGU-72
Chunky, young and way too hip for most, these thick white frames, worn with confidence, will earn you that elusive balance of indie hipster approval and fashionisto cred.
Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB5154
Perhaps the coolest sunglass of all time, the Clubmaster was re-launched last December in a range of bright colours. We prefer these half-framed glasses in original black, though the new clear design is also a good bet.
Tom Ford Cyrille (pictured)
Fashion doesn’t get much higher than this. Nor do price tags. But for a dedicated few, $500-plus is a small price to pay for the mega-designer’s tropical, rubber-rimmed take on the metal-framed aviator.
Banana Republic Sawyer Aviators
Bang for your buck alert! Banana’s classic aviator, which sells for under $100, is designed by Safilo, the Italian firm that does much pricier eyewear for Gucci, Dior and Marc Jacobs.
Geek chic with a twist. Thick tortoise frames are given a trendy boost thanks to the stainless steel logo on the temple.
Image courtesy of Graham Blackall.