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."
Oliver Peoples Banks Sunglasses
Oliver Peoples' Banks Sunglasses look like something you found at a thrift store that fit your face perfectly. They're also so finely detailed that you might want to take out a magnifying glass and inspect them for a while. Note the antique gold detailing – the engraving is really impressive – and the laid-back, sixties vibe. If you wear these just remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple and modern: If you embrace the vintage look too much, you'll wind up looking like a relic. [$420; oliverpeoples.com]