Fashion

Good Buy: The Five Best Sunglasses for Summer 2018

From tiny lenses to oversized tortoiseshell frames, step up your summer wardrobe with an adventurous eyewear game.
Tiny, Trendy, Tinted

These rimless Oliver People's sunglasses suit every occassion, whether you're hanging out at Santa Monica Piers or throwing it back at a basement party. The vintage design also has tinted lenses — checking off all the latest trends. 

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Not So Shady

Tiny sunglasses may be circling around the runway and Insta grids, but so are exagerrated, oversized frames. There's just no in between. Gucci's '80s-style shades boast tortoiseshell brown frames and baroque engravings on the arms. Though the yellow tinted lenses are quite transparent (not so handy for people-watching). 

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Kurt Cobain-Inspired

For its latest Spring collection, the California brand takes inspiration from Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain's oval-shaped sunnies. Garrrett Leight reimagines the iconic design and constructs it into an octagonal shape. The Jacqueline sunglasses are available in tortoiseshell, red, and white. Have at it. 

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The "Instafamous" Pair

If you want to match with RiRi and the Hadids without going broke, then these square-framed lenses are perfect. Le Specs teamed up with NY-based designer Adam Selman for these Matrix-style sunglasses. The squared lenses are also fitted on the side — we're not sure what purpose they serve, but they definitely add a cool factor. 

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Not From Your Local Convenient Store

Encased in a discount shop packaging, it's easy to mistake these for a pair you find at the nearest convenient store. These colorful shades are actually a collaboration between eyewear brand MYKITA and London-based fashion designer Martine Rose. Giving a nod to the '90s dance scene, the KIIT sunglasses come in antique red, new lime, royal blue, and black. The collab is launching mid-May in selected MYKITA stores (Dover Street Market) and online

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