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."
Illesteva Matte Blonde Mudoch Sunglasses
The sunniest sunglasses of the bunch, the Illesteva Matte Blond Mudoch Sunglasses have an interesting, tactile feel to them and really do seem made for sweltering summers. Throw them in your weekend bag with some swim trunks and have some fun at the beach, rooftop pool party, or family barbecue. [$232.81; oki-ni.com]