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."
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarers
You can't make a "best sunglasses" list without mentioning Ray-Ban, the maker of the world's first (and, as many believe, best) wayfarer sunglasses. If you want a pair of frames that's truly foolproof – one that goes with anything and flatters any face type – just buy a pair of Ray-Ban's in tortoise or black. No one will blame you. [$150; ray-ban.com]