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 0995 Dark Turtle
As aviators go, these are about as cool as it gets. A little louder than the others, the Cutler and Gross 0995 Dark Turtle frames incorporate dueling tortoiseshells – brown up top and grey down below – and a very lightly shaded lens. They're very shiny and very showy, but they're also classic. Wearing these, it's easy to imagine yourself speeding along a highway in a fast car. Wear them with attitude. [$495; cutlerandgross.com]