Even if we forget sometimes because clouds or offices compel us to, the sun is definitely very much still shining bright. And when it catches your face, it can cause some long-term damage to your eyeballs if you’re not protecting them, or least force a squint.
Good sunglasses can both save your sight and complement your style. Use our guide to get the right pair for you — and rest assured knowing we’re only recommending lenses with 100% UV protection.
Ray-Ban Cockpit Aviator Sunglasses, $153 on Amazon: Aviators are original and classic. These polarized and 100% UV coated glasses let you be serious or beachy, on the job or napping in a field, standing at a wedding or heading off on a hike. Get the classic Ray-Ban gold frame and green lens or try something new with the black frame and blue lens. Or try a blockier style with Carrera’s take on the aviator.
Ray-Ban Clubmaster Square Sunglasses, $153 on Amazon: Here’s another Ray Ban-dominated corner: semi-rimless sunglasses. The semi style spread like wildfire recently, chasing the same casually professional look as the aviators. Try the highly rated Clubmaster in ebony or crystal green.
Grey Jack Classic Half-Frame Sunglasses, $20 on Amazon: For more options and less dollars, check out the popular Grey Jack half frames, which you can get in brown, blue and black, matte black and green, and nearly a dozen other colors.
kate spade new york Women's Amara Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $70 on Amazon: They’re big, bold, they're everywhere, and they're called Cat Eyes. Join this kind of catness with Kate Spade’s Amara Cat Eyes. These highly rated frames aren’t polarized and come in black blush, tortoise, and a clear black.
Under Armour Dynamo Sunglasses, $92 on Amazon: Since you know not to wear stylish or expensive shades on your runs and rides, you’ll want to have a pair set side for sports. Under Armour’s Dynamo is a versatile choice for your flexible workouts.
Whatever you’re doing under sun, do it safe and do it smart with sunglasses on your face (and not on your head).
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