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."
Sherrif & Cherry G12 Blue Striped Sunglasses
If you're looking for sunglasses with a more original pattern than tortoiseshell, go with the subtle Sheriff & Cherry blue striped sunglasses. The blue in question is such a dark navy that it almost looks black, and the glasses have an oversized, classic shape that's perfect for wide faces. The thinner rims, anchor detailing, and louder pattern means that they're best worn in spring and summer, so put 'em away when the weather gets cold. [$174.60; oki-ni.com]