For style wisdom from a woman who’s earned her stripes, look no farther than Iris Apfel. The fashion icon and subject of Iris, an upcoming documentary by renowned filmmaker Albert Maysles, is known for her ability to accessorize an outfit (a skill she learned from her mother). “I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit,” Apfel has advised, and we couldn’t agree more. Take a page out of this fashion legend’s playbook by adding a little zest and zing to your own wardrobe with these fresh sunglasses styles.
It doesn’t get more classic than a chic pair of aviators, and the addition of mirror tinting only makes them hotter. These shades go with everything in your closet, and the lenses even double as a compact if you’re in need of checking your makeup. Brilliant, right?
White Now: White Sunglasses for Summer
When it comes to fashion choices, effortless simplicity is always effective. These sunglasses blend the two best basic colors in your wardrobe — black and white — for a look that never goes out of style.
Take a Brow: Browline Sunglasses for Her
Is your wardrobe a bit borrowed from the boys? Is Alexa Chung all over your Pinterest boards? Then browlines are the frames for you. This style took hold in the 1950s and has a masculine feel to it, which is why it complements feminine basics so well.
Round frames are such a fresh and playful look, and they’re an excellent alternative to the standard sunglasses styles for those who long for a change. While this particular look is a bit more challenging to pull off, it works quite nicely on square, oval and heart shaped faces.
Feline Fine: Cat-eye Sunglasses
If you covet a ladylike approach to eyewear, look no farther than the classic cat-eye frame. With upswept temples and undeniable elegance, it’s a polished look that flatters a variety of face shapes and complements a modern wardrobe.
Show off your playful side while adding some charm to any ensemble with a pair of retro shades. Incorporate this quirky style into your daily wear to liven up everyday neutrals, and don’t be afraid to mix these statement-makers with colors and prints for extra fun.
Flat Top Sunglasses
Give your wardrobe an edgy detour with the addition of flat top shades. This bold style has plenty of attitude to spare, and it looks so innovative and fashion-forward even in basic black.
Living Large: Oversized Sunglasses
When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to argue with the likes of Rachel Zoe, Victoria Beckham and the Olsen twins… all of whom totally approve of oversized sunglasses. They’re a celebrity mainstay for a reason, evoking mystery and sophistication at its finest.
Festival Trend: Boho Sunglasses
You know the look: youthful, artsy and relaxed. The festival trend isn’t going anywhere, so why not join the movement? Translucent frames give these sunglasses the right amount of boho flair.
Alright, ladies… we know it’s basically impossible to choose between all of these adorable summer styles, but which frames do you like best? Let us know your favorites below and how you plan on wearing them, of course!