Looking forward to the long, sweltering days of summer? Whether you plan to spend your days lounging by the beach or vacationing somewhere exotic, protecting your peepers should be top priority.  As temperatures start to sizzle, consider stepping up your summer style with a new pair of trendy sunglasses. Not sure which style of sunglasses best suits you? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of the chicest shades for summer that’re sure to turn some heads.

Round Lenses

This summer season, channel your inner flower child with a pair of 70’s-inspired round sunglasses. For an extra funky touch, opt for colored lenses like a playful pink or cool blue. Just be sure to choose a pair that flatters your face shape. Those with square or oval faces look best in round shades, while those with a round face should avoid this particular shape.

Retro Cat-Eye

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Give your look a fun and flirtatious vibe this summer with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses. This retro style is a throwback to your favorite Hollywood starlets, like Audrey and Marilyn, but don’t be mistaken—there’s nothing outdated about this trend. For a modern twist on a beloved classic, pick up a pair of cat-eye sunglasses with bright, bold frames like yellow or white. Just about anyone can rock the cat-eye shape, which is perfect for elongating the face and accentuating your cheekbones.

Over-sized Shades

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Not exactly new to 2019, the over-sized sunglasses trend is still going strong for summer. Over-sized shades cover a good portion of the face, making them great for those days when you don’t feel like fussing with makeup. Structured, square styles are becoming ever more popular, while tortoise shell frames are a tried and true favorite. Another perk of over-sized sunnies? They look great with just about any outfit, whether you’re rocking jeans and a tee or your most comfy athleisure wear.

Translucent Lenses

Step up your street style this summer and snag yourself a pair of shades with translucent lenses. The 2019 runways saw designers like Prada and Versace debuting their own variations of this trend, including colorful renditions like yellow and red. Sporting a pair of translucent lenses will definitely earn you some style points, but don’t expect too much protection from the sun’s powerful rays. If shielding your eyes from the sunlight is your number one priority, this isn’t the trend for you!

Modern Wayfarers

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Thanks to brands like Ray-Ban, classic wayfarer sunglasses have become a summer staple. This timeless style that we know and love got a bit of a makeover for summer, with designers like Gucci adding their own contemporary twist. Modern designs include large, over-sized frames with sharp, clean lines. Some styles even feature a flat top, offering an edgy look for the fiercest of fashionistas. The best part about wayfarer sunglasses is that they’re flattering on just about every face shape!

Colorful Frames

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Nothing screams summer like bold, vibrant colors. And what better way to add a little color to your wardrobe than with a pair of splashy sunglasses? The most popular hues for summer include fiesta red, princess blue, and pink peacock—just to name a few. Opt for a pair with brightly colored lenses or frames, or even both! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to standout and make a statement.

Rimless Specs

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Another trend you’re sure to see this summer is rimless sunglasses. These futuristic shades come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so there’s no shortage of options. Rimless sunglasses also tend to be a little more lightweight for wear. So, if you hate the feeling of big bulky sunglasses, this may be the ideal style for you! For an extra bit of flare, choose a pair with a fun geometric shape or reflective lenses.

Classic Aviators

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You can never go wrong rocking a pair of classic aviator sunglasses. They pair flawlessly with practically any outfit and flatter most face shapes. Style your aviators with a casual outfit for brunch with friends, or your favorite cocktail dress for an afternoon wedding. No matter the occasion, you’ll look perfectly polished wearing these timeless shades.

Ultra-Skinny Sunnies

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Every cool girl needs a pair of skinny shades to sport for summer 2019. These narrow lenses are generally rectangular or triangular shaped, giving your look a fun, futuristic flare. Designers like Fendi and Saint Laurent unveiled their own fashion-forward versions of this trend on the runway, cementing its status as the “it” style for summer. Our expert advice? Opt for a pair with maximum UV protection, as the skinnier lenses offer less eye protection than other styles on this list.

Score Designer Shades for Less at Leo’s

Wondering where you can score all of your summer essentials without spending a fortune? At Leo Hamel Boutique & Consignment Shop, you’ll discover a diverse collection of designer clothing and accessories to suit any season. Browse a selection of stylish designer sunglasses in a variety of shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer vintage aviators or ultra-glam over-sized shades, you’ll find the perfect pair here at Leo Hamel Boutique. What’re you waiting for? Stop in today!