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."
Grey Ant Hexcel Sunglasses
If you're bored of the seeing sunglasses in the same few shapes and would rather look sleek than bohemian, try out Grey Ant's Hexcel Sunglasses in clear and silver. Named for their hexagonal shape, the aviator-like frames have a bug-like, robotic feel. The lenses are dual-toned and completely reflective for maximum mystery. Once you put them on, you'll feel ready to assume the role of a beleaguered hero in an action movie – or maybe you'll just enter the Matrix. [$330; oaknyc.com]