It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about how we couldn't wait for spring. Well, now it's here…bouncing off mirrored buildings and slowly wreaking havoc on our eyesight. If the threat against your ocular health isn't enough to make you sprint to the closest sunglass stand, think of how important the perfect shades are to your seasonal wardrobe. They're the ultimate accessory for any beachy-luxe look and, if done correctly, can turn even a plain T-shirt and cut-offs into a runway-ready outfit (well, almost).
So, to make the shade search a little easier (or at least provide you with some day-dreaming material), we've compiled 14 of the hottest, most glam face-framers in town. From the morning commute to weekends on the beach, sunglasses are the everyday necessity…at least that's how we're justifying the gorgeous investment.
Click through and rev your spending engines for these high-end peeper protectors.
Photo: Via Oliver Peoples.
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Balenciaga Sunglasses, $395, available at Balenciaga, 542 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212-206-0872.
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Oliver Peoples Soloist Teardrop, $535, available at Oliver Peoples, 366 West Broadway (at Watts street); 212-925-5400.
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BVLGARI Crystal Cat Eye Sunglasses, $1160, available at BVLGARI, 730 5th Ave; 212-315-9000.
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Chanel Round Sunglasses, price upon request, available at Chanel, 139 Spring Street (at Wooster Street), 212-334-0055.
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Grey Ant Foundry Sunglasses, $270, available at Oak, 28 Bond Street (between Lafayette and Bowery streets), 212-677-1293.
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Lanvin Acetate Sunglasses, $450, available at Lanvin, 815 Madison Avenue (between E 69th and E 68th streets); 646-439-0380.
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Alexander McQueen Gray Rounded Cat Eye Skull Sunglasses, $345, available at Bloomingdale's, 504 Broadway (between Broome and Spring streets), 212-729-5900.
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Miu Miu Sunglasses, $390, available at Miu Miu, 100 Prince St (between Mercer and Green Streets); 212-334-5156
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Oliver Peoples Corie Sunglasses, $340, available at Oliver Peoples, 366 West Broadway (at Watts street); 212-925-5400.
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Persol Suprema Sunglasses, $365, available at Manhattan Eyeworks Inc., 169 First Avenue (between E 11th and E 10th streets); 212-460-9240.
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Prada Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $290, available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Avenue, 800-558-1855.
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The Row Leather-Wrapped Round Frame Sunglasses, $445, available at Barneys, 660 Madison Avenue (at 61st Street), 212-826-8900.
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Tsumori Chisato Coffee Scallop Sunglasses, $620, available at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street (between Crosby and Broadway); 212-219-2688.
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Alexander Wang London Sunglasses, $355, available at Alexander Wang,103 Grand Street (between Greene and Mercer streets), 212-977-9683.