This spring, the standard black-frame shades are taking a backseat to lighter, more playful sunglasses – but that doesn't mean you have to look like Elton John. All 28 of these brands are designing timeless shades with interesting hues and shapes that make a distinct break from your old frames. "Eyewear is an easy way to incorporate a little color into your look," says Garrett Leight, of Garrett Leight California Optical. "And it's not a huge commitment, like a yellow suit or a pair of white pants; it's just a small accent."
Cutler and Gross 0164 Camo Green Turtle
Inspired by legendary Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, Culter and Gross' frame in green turtle has a texture unlike any other. Laser cut and overlaid on green tortoiseshell, these frames have an extremely masculine look to them – unsurprisingly, given camouflage's military origins – but are also delicately beautiful. In other words: they're worth fighting for. [$500; cutlerandgross.com]