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 0934
For those who want sunglasses in an unusual color, look no further than Cutler and Gross' 0934 in Menthol. Round in shape, extra-comfortable, and easy to wear on all face types, this particular style actually comes in an array of cool colors. The Menthol and Cola/Transparent Miele look the coolest for the incoming spring and summer months, but the black, crystal, and seaweed green would work well for all year round. [$495; cutlerandgross.com]