33 Pairs Of Cool Sunglasses We’re Eyeing For Spring

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If the regurgitation of trends over the last few decades has taught us anything, it’s that everything (eventually) comes back in style. Sunglasses are no different. The teeny-tiny silhouettes that reigned in the early ‘90s have regained popularity across generations while brands of all sizes are reinterpreting the light-tinted gradient frames that were big in the early aughts. So regardless of which style you go with today, it's bound to be just as relevant in the years to come. In other words: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes or prints when investing in your next go-to pair.

Today, the options for sunglasses go far beyond the traditional brown and black acetate styles. Whether it’s by incorporating a pop of color or taking a risk with a bold animal print, there are a few different ways to give your eyewear collection an update. The reality is: there’s no such thing as an impractical pair of sunglasses. Much like other essential accessories, they have the power to elevate a look. Keep scrolling for a selection of 33 cool sunglasses on the market.

Cielo Sunglasses
Bonnie Clyde Cielo Sunglasses $118
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The early 2000s are back in a major way, and the indie eyewear brand’s square-frame ‘Cielo’ sunglasses are proof. The subtle wire framing across the top gives them a 2021 refresh.

Dixie Sunglasses
Vehla Dixie Sunglasses $180
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There’s a good chance you’ve seen Vehla’s influencer-approved sunglasses while scrolling through Instagram. A fan favorite, these aviators have a distinct ‘70s feel that’s impossible to ignore.

Daily Paper Kenyatta Tortoise
Kenyatta Tortoise Daily Paper $169
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Designed in collaboration with Black-owned brand Daily Paper, these sunglasses are the perfect mix between classic and modern. The oversized silhouette combined with the tortoiseshell colorway will make them your new signature staple.

Alyssa II Sunglasses
Apercu Alyssa II Sunglasses $189
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Part of the second collection designed in collaboration with influencer and editor Alyssa Coscarelli, the curvy, cat-eye shape is unlike anything on the market. If you’re feeling bold, go with the ‘Crocodile’ green or ‘Sky’ blue pair.

Silver Logo Mask Sunglasses
Loewe Silver Logo Mask Sunglasses $430
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If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional geometrical frames, opt for Loewe’s shield style instead. The logo-detailed arms add a subtle touch of luxury.

 BOTTEGA VENETA Brown & Beige Half Circle Sunglasses
Bottega Veneta Half-Circle Sunglasses $295
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Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta reign has amassed a cult following over the last few seasons—the accessories, specifically. Snag a piece of the magic by investing in the two-tone style from the new collection. 

Roy Sunglasses
Etnia Barcelona Roy Sunglasses $299
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Embrace the resurgence of the ‘90s with a pair of dark round frames à la Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding. The polarized lenses on Etnia Barcelona’s 'Roy' design are guaranteed to protect your eyes from harsh rays. 

Connecticut Sunglasses
Illesteva Connecticut Sunglasses $220
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Swap your classic aviators with Illesteva’s oversized mask glasses. The ‘Latte’ brown shade is in line with the muted color trends of the season.

Tiger Rectangular-Frame Sunglasses
Balenciaga Tiger Rectangular-Frame Sunglasses $290
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For those looking to add a bolder pair of sunnies to their collection, Balenciaga’s tiger-print sunglasses are a must. Wildly impractical but so much fun, they’re designed with curved ends to fit snug behind the ear. 

Cat-Eye Stud-Embellished Mask Sunglasses
Gucci Cat-Eye Stud-Embellished Mask Sunglasses $440
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In true Alessandro Michele fashion, Gucci’s lightly-tinted sunglasses are a fashion fever dream—but in the best way possible. The star-embellished trim is just a bonus.

Prism Guarded Mask Sunglasses
Fenty Prism Guarded Mask Sunglasses $420
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Rihanna’s iridescent sunglasses are so over-the-top that they’re worth spending the extra money. Plus, you’re bound to get a lot of use out of them as they work as well with sweats as they do dressed up.

Solstice Marble Sunglasses
Poppy Lissiman Solstice Marble Sunglasses $125
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With star-studded clientele including Beyoncé and Billie Eilish, cult-favorite accessories brand Poppy Lissiman knows how to do sunglasses. The newest 'Solstice' style with a marble finish has a retro shape reminiscent of the ‘60s.

Bonnie Butterfly Sunglasses
Chloe Bonnie Butterfly Sunglasses $125
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These sunglasses are so cute that they make your inner child giddy. Chloé’s 'Bonnie Butterfly' lenses are a playful take on the ‘00s trend. The gradient, light-brown lenses add to the undeniably retro feel.

720 Sunglasses
Akila 720 Sunglasses $95
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Fans of sleek everyday glasses should try a pair with brightly-colored lenses as a fun change of pace. You can’t go wrong with neon orange in all-black frames.

Dana Recctangular Sunglasses
Attico x Linda Farrow Dana Rectangular Sunglasses $185
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The crystal embellishments along the top of these 'Dana' sunglasses perfectly embody the brand’s glamorous vibe. The well-crafted, rectangular frames are also riddled with heritage details from the 1970s brand Linda Farrow.

Riviera Sunglasses
NRODA Riviera Sunglasses $168
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Accented with bee details at the temples, NRODA’s sunglasses are guaranteed to have all eyes on you. But the neutral-toned acetate makes them wearable enough for every day. 

Six Realms
Six Realms Devas Sand Sunglasses $345
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If you’re not yet familiar with Six Realms, the Canadian-based brand, founded by Derrick Liu, is all about maintaining your karmic energy. With only 99 pairs ever made, the 'Devas' style is completely unique. It's designed with a flat face for a modern twist on the classic silhouette. 

Patty Sunglasses
Tezza Patty Sunglasses $96
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Designed in a soft shade dubbed “orange sherbet,” these oversized 'Patty' frames are an easy way to embrace the pastel trends that were all over the runways. Don’t be afraid to style them with complementary hues to complete the color story.

Ivy Hemp Sunglasses
Raie Ivy Hemp Sunglasses $119
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Green is the color of the season and what better way to integrate the trendy hue into your closet than with Raie’s 'Ivy' sunglasses. The rich emerald color doubles as a neutral when you want to forego the obvious black or brown.

Pilot Aviator Sunglasses
Versace Pilot Aviator Sunglasses $501
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Upgrade your everyday pair of aviators with a super-luxe style from Versace. The blinged-out sunglasses are embellished with crystals that catch the light from any angle.

Freddy Sunglasses
My my my Freddy Sunglasses $42
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It’s always good to have a pair of sunglasses on hand that can be used to spruce up even the most basic outfit and My my my’s 'Freddy' pair has all the star qualities. From the oversized shape to the standout color, they’ll instantly give your look the lift it needs.

Le Vacanze Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Le Specs Le Vacanze Cat-Eye Sunglasses $90
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You can never go wrong with Le Specs' well-priced silhouettes. But the retro, cat-eye shape paired with the light-green lenses makes this tortoiseshell style a top contender. 

D-Frame Rose-Gold Sunglasses
Fendi D-Frame Rose-Gold Sunglasses $400
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Aside from the '90s-inspired shield silhouette, Fendi’s sunglasses are unlike most of the pieces in the powerhouse brand's repertoire. The mirrored lenses give them a surprisingly futuristic feel, which adds to the appeal. 

Plastic Sunglasses
Clark Plastic Sunglasses $10
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If you have a habit of losing or breaking your everyday sunnies, there’s no reason to cash out on a single pair. The good news is that there is a slew of cool silhouettes that also happen to be under $25.

The Row x Oliver Peoples
The Row x Oliver Peoples Sunglasses $370
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The Row and popular eyewear brand Oliver Peoples collaborated to bring customers their take on unconventional sunnies and the result is as chic as you’d expect. From the ice-blue acetate to the sleek geometric shape, they are peak luxury.

Indio Sunglasses
Anine Bing Indio Sunglasses $179
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While square-frame glasses are historically complimentary to round face shapes, ANINE BING’s 'Indio' design looks good on everyone. Opt for the oversized pair in the shade ‘Bone’ for maximum versatility.

Andrea Aviator Sunglasses
Lapima Andrea Aviator Sunglasses $485
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The faint, oversized shape makes Lapima’s sunglasses the perfect pair of starter aviators. A bit more abstract than classic styles, they’re a great way to play around with silhouettes. 

Piago Sunglasses
Amavii Piago Sunglasses $155
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Skillfully crafted from 18-karat gold in a geometric silhouette, these 'Piag'o glasses will stand out in even the most comprehensive collection. The tiny frames are reminiscent of something Bella Hadid would wear. 

Breeze Sun Sunglasses
Garrett Leight Breeze Sun Sunglasses $390
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Drawing inspiration from the ‘80s, Garrett Leight’s 'Breeze' sunnies come in an assortment of bold colors—all of which will work well in any closet, no matter your personal aesthetic.

Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Chanel Cat-Eye Sunglasses $303
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Far from your average Chanel glasses, the soft, cat-eye silhouette gives them the power to be your new favorite pair. Regardless of the occasion, they’re an appropriate addition to any look.

Logo Acetate Sunglasses
Burberry Logo Acetate Sunglasses $329
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Because logos don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, Burberry’s ‘BB’ detailed sunglasses are well worth the investment. Also, the soft purple color is relevant for the 2021 spring season.

Sugar Rush
Crap Eyewear Sugar Rush $79
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As the name suggests, these 'Sugar Rush' sunglasses are designed from candy-colored acetate that’s as durable as it is playful. This pair will really pop with an all-black outfit. 

Saam Sunglasses
Lexxola Saam Sunglasses $260
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Looking for a reason to embrace the mod eyewear trend from the ‘60s? Lexxola’s thick, bubble-frame glasses allow you to do so in a subtle way that still feels on-trend for the new decade. 

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