Many sunglasses purchases start with a simple question: aviators or wayfarers? Don't get us wrong, it makes sense to start out with the classics. But how many of us are tuned in to the world of statement sunnies that provide that little extra pep in your step and a serious focal point for your entire look? If you've yet to test the waters of outstanding color and shape, here's a perfect way to see what you've been missing. These runway glasses are high on style and attitude.
For those days when you want to convey mystery and intrigue, it's time to pull out your trench and a pair of bold mirror-finish sun specs, and a bright red lip.
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Orange You Glad?
This big, uber round pair calls to mind sunny days indeed. For girls with strong features, this shape is going to look amazing.
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Think ombre has seen its last days? Think again. Even if six-inch, dark roots that bleed into bleached tips aren't your thing, this blue color gradation is a cool-toned woman's dream. Redheads, this is your pair.
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Bold shapes that reinvent the classics were the name of the game on catwalks. This cat eye pair is the perfect example. The simple coloring says it's all about the outline.
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For a nod to the clear transparency trend, Rachel Zoe created an ultra hip pair of glasses that are as cool as her personal style indicates.
She's So Unusual
Petite faces and bone structures often find it hard to get a pair of sunglasses that don't overwhelm their delicate features. Something small like this could be just the ticket. The pale pink color is beautiful on tanned and darker skin.
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Hip to be Square
Marc Jacobs was really into checks this spring, simple graphics were his strong suit (literally) and he translated the idea to his sunglasses. Who would be stunning in these? Women with youthful, round features and faces.
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We can see this sporty pair being worn on the slopes in Denver, which is, I'm sure, what Moncler had in mind. But they'd be just as chic on the streets of San Francisco, too.
This model's rounded face is the perfect complement to a pair of glasses that literally turns traditional shape askew. Love the bold color, too!
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