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."
Thierry Lasry Majesty Sunglasses
Thierry Lasry, a little-known French designer, has been churning out great sunglasses for years. His Majesty Sunglasses may be poorly named, but they're extremely well made and an original take on the aviator. Consciously oversized – and perfect for guys with wider noses – they look vintage and modern at the same time. [$435; eyegoodies.com]