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."
Saint Laurent SL2 Sunglasses
Ever since Hedi Slimane took over at Yves Saint Laurent – now called Saint Laurent Paris – he's been banking on unisex clothes and accessories to lure rock 'n' rollers. Don't worry, the emphasis is on girls wearing guys' clothing, not the other way around. Case in point: the SL2 sunglasses, a boxier wayfarer that combines a think acetate frame with a small metal rim around the lens. You'll look supremely cool in the dark havana style (if she gets hold of them, so will your girlfriend). [$360; ysl.com]