The Shade of It All: 9 Pairs of Stylish Specs for Your Late-Summer Fun

Chances are your energy is all but maxed-out a couple months into summer, but there’s plenty more to go — and you should look good getting there. Lucky for you, stylish sunglasses can jazz up your basic polo-and-shorts ensemble to provide a little ‘look at me’ joie de vivre, whether you’re throwin’ back a few cold ones at a backyard BBQ or strolling along the shore with your dude du jour.

From classic aviators and denim-wrapped frames to shades that transform quicker than Optimus Prime, these are the specs that’ll get you through the homestretch of your final free-for-all weekends of fun in the sun.

These 9 pairs of stylish sunglasses are red hot for summer 2017:

1. Mosevic Signature Denim

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Well-worn dungarees experience rebirth from Better Cotton Initiative-approved, resin-infused denim fabric to create Mosevic’s Cassini sunglasses, available in faded blue or black and handcrafted in Cornwall, England. $223, mosevic.com

 

2. Chopard Wayfarers

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You’ll class up the joint — and catch a few glances — in Chopard’s take on the classic Wayfarer. These clear yellow plastic frames with contrasting, logoized temples are totally runway even if you’re just dodging foot traffic on Broadway. $550, framesdirect.com

 

3. Sunglass Warehouse Ripley

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Flat lenses and a flat-top shape characterize these Ripley matte-finish frames with sleek metal temple tips and mirrored UV lenses, so you can scan all the boardwalk VPL well undercover. $11.95, sunglasswarehouse.com

 

4. Nogs Modular

stylish sunglasses NOGS Modular

Switch up your style with Nogs’ super-limited-edition modular glasses (you can only cop ’em by emailing the designer directly), which help you create 30 different looks. One box contains two sets of quality lenses and several bridge and temple parts in colors you choose. The Decepticons are already jelly. $90, email contact@nogs.fr

 

5. Ray-Ban Vintage-Inspired Round

Made instantly iconic by the late, great John Lennon, vintage-inspired round lenses are updated with an on-trend retro-modern profile. These Ray-Bans feature frames in full-rim Propionate, ideal for sauntering down Penny Lane or sunning in Strawberry Fields. $200; framesdirect.com

 

6. Sunglass Warehouse Jagger

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Everybody’ll know your name by the end of Sunday Funday in the “I’m here and I’m queer-er than you” Jaggers from Sunglass Warehouse. They feature tortoise shell round frames and electric pink lenses that’ll have Malibu Ken raiding your accessories stash … again. (We see you, boi.) $13, sunglasswarehouse.com

 

7. Remo Tulliani Desire

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You only get half the frame in these semi-rimless Desire glasses from Remo Tulliani, but the Italian designer doesn’t skimp on the details. From hydrophilic nose pads to handmade, shatter-resistant glass, these violet-and-ash specs were crafted with the discerning shade specialist in mind. $185, tulliani.com

 

8. Alexander McQueen Rounded Edges

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Durable and corrosion-resistant thanks to its Monel copper- and nickel-based construction, Alexander McQueen’s Rounded Edges specs will add a pop of excitement to your moisturized mug. Check its geometrical slash above the temples and bold color combos like gold on blue and ruthenium on silver. $675, framesdirect.com

 

9. Vint & York Swag

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Aviator sunglasses entered the style hall of fame the instant Tom Cruise screamed across the screen in Top Gun, and 30-plus years later this revamped version from Vint & York — larger profile, double-bar bridge — still has you feeling like a maverick as soon as you slide them on. $169, vintandyork.com

 

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