Editor-Approved Sunglasses to Wear All Summer Long
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Editor-Approved Sunglasses to Wear All Summer Long

Look stylish for warm, sunny days ahead.

As we inch closer to summer, the sun is staying out longer and longer. And if there’s anything we can expect from rooftop season, it’s cool sunglasses. While everyone has a different sunglasses preference depending on their mood and face shape, there are tried-and-true sunglasses brands that remain Coveteur editors’ go-to’s. Ranging from classic aviators to cat eyes, find the editor-approved sunglasses to shop now and thank us for later, below.

Jess Teves, Editor in Chief

Cat-eye Acetate Sunglasses

I finally broke down and added this darling pair to my overflowing sunglass collection. Did I need them? No, but they’re so perfectly bold and striking that they work to dress up even the most casual of ensembles.

Bottega Veneta
$415

‘90s Retro Driving Glasses

I bought these on a whim one afternoon several months back to see if the style was a fit for my face. Well, they are, and to be completely honest, I’ve worn both of these frames on repeat more than I care to count. They’re light, well-made, and the perfect price point when you’re not looking to break the bank.

Butaby
$21 $18

Aviator Washed Evolve

This may sound a little nuts, but there are days when it’s not super sunny and I still want to wear sunglasses (read: I’m tired AF and need to camouflage). Enter these old school yellow-lens aviators from Ray-Ban that hit just right when a dark lens simply won’t fly.

Ray- Ban
$193

Caroline Dunn, Manager, Sales & Brand Partnerships

20-54

Oval has unintentionally turned out to be my signature eyewear silhouette for 2022, as I’ve noticed that I keep bookmarking similar pairs. A favorite of one of my personal style icons, Sophie Turner, this model from Paradigm also incorporates a classic tortoiseshell while maintaining the brand’s promise to utilize recycled materials and maintain traceable, green production practices.

Paradigm
$145

Oval Flat

Keeping up with the oval theme, I decided that I need these after seeing them styled on TikTok. I tend to reach for my Ray-Ban’s more than any other sunglasses over the summer, so I know that these will go to good use.

Ray-Ban
$161

Serpens Link Cat-eye Sunglasses

I live for everything MISSOMA makes and have also been dying for a pair of Le Specs, so I am definitely the target customer for this collab. The gold hardware and pearl detailing are super chic.

Missoma x Le Specs
$168

Paige Kowal, Account Coordinator

The Heavy Tropix

I have never been one to spend a lot of money on sunglasses, simply because they seem to be something that is always being thrown in my bag or lost. However, I came across Crap Eyewear while looking for a bit of a splurge and fell in love with their range of styles.Through further digging, I also love their sustainability efforts. The frames of their pieces are made out of 100 percent biodegradable materials—a perfect way to make you feel good while looking good.

Crap Eyewear
$95

New Money

Tortoise shell sunglasses have become one of the most worn items of mine. Rain or shine you can find me with a pair on my head (and, occasionally, on my face). Quay is a brand that’s been on my radar since their collaboration with Amanda Steele in 2016—and 16-year-old me was obsessed.

Quay Australia
$85

Emily Greene, Senior Marketing Manager

Jordy

Last summer, I wore a pair of Lexxola sunnies every. Single. Day. While they’re still in great shape, I’ve got my eye on this new pair of Jordy’s to serve as the fun pop of color I’ve been desperately looking to add to my spring/summer wardrobe.

Lexxola
$250

Dylan Tate Sunglasses

Illesteva is my go-to for sunglasses that actually do the job they were designed for: blocking out the sun. I already have a few pairs in rotation that I swear by, but the unexpected shape of these matte gold beauties might be too good to pass up.

Illesteva
$260

Koki BC1

Gentle Monster is the unsung hero of quality, on-trend eyewear. I’m heading to Miami in a few weeks and feel like these would be the perfect pair to style for everything from laying by the beach or the pool to afternoon drinks to sunset dinners and beyond.

Gentle Monster
$280

Leya Kaufman, Head of Brand & Publisher

Gradient Aviator Sunglasses

I always feel infinitely cooler when I’m wearing aviators and this Versace pair is number one on my summer wishlist. While I tend to live in white T-shirts in warmer weather, I look to gold details to take simple looks to the next level. I love how these gold gradient sunnies would look with layered necklaces and a low-cut blazer too.

Versace
$290

Impala 55mm Rectangle Sunglasses

When I travel, I tend to forget or lose my sunglasses. These are the perfect solution because at this price point I can throw a pair in every single car or bag that I take on-the-go. I always reach for Le Specs when I’m looking for a classic silhouette that’s accessible but chic!

Le Specs
$49

PR 17WS

My incredibly fashionable cousin was rocking these in Italy last week and now I need them. While I never thought I could pull off tiny frames, these have an effortlessly cool flair about them that I really think I could wear with anything. She paired these with a denim jacket and set the stage for spring.

Prada
$390
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