There’s no better sign of summer than a pair of bold sunglasses, and during the balmy months ahead, shades are also an easy way to add edge to an otherwise understated outfit. With hundreds of styles to choose from our FLARE fashion intern narrowed it down to their top picks of season:
For an updated take on classic shapes, Julia Brucculieri singled out Supreme’s Alton tortoise shell frames, while Matthew Biehl’s pick, wooden wayfarers from Shwood, would add an unexpected twist to a preppy summer uniform.
To get that retro feel, try Phillip Mendonca’s favourite, Oliver Peoples, or get into the ’70s spirit with Chloe Wise’s pick, round frames from Karen Walker.
Nothing says glamour like a pair of big dark shades. The Chanel pair chosen by Nicole Elise Hanna makes the movie star statement, and my favourite, cat-eye glasses by Elizabeth and James, give me a feminine allure that’s right on trend. —Emily Ramshaw