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UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 16.
Welcome to the awkward transition season. You're all shopped out when it comes to winter clothes, but it feels a little too soon to snap up florals, pastels, and breezy silhouettes. So, the question is: How can you get in a little retail therapy and bang for your buck? And obviously, we've got an answer for you. For that singular (and so-easy!) piece that'll give your wardrobe a fresh bit of zest—now and later— turn to the sunnies.
On a practical note, winter sunlight causes some serious glare, and the more you squint, the more likely you'll end up with some telltale eye creases. But the sartorial motivation is just as valid. Even when you're all bundled up, your shades are the accessory that can always be seen, meaning you should pick a pair that ups your usual style ante. To that end, we've tracked down the season's best new frames for your viewing pleasure — now, bring on the sunshine!