Sometimes when you’re shopping for glasses for work, you have to turn away from the over-the-top frames for something appropriate for the office (yawn). But that’s not the case for sunglasses! This summer take a moment to pick out some statement shades that will show your inner summer style. Here are a few options.
1. Prada PR 27NS- Minimal Baroque Sunglasses
These shades are a best sellers. Prada created these minimal, Baroque-inspired shades that are deceivingly plain. The frame front already appears funky with a big, bubble-like frame-front… until you see the funky temples! They also come in red, leopard, brown, and black with white arms. They are one of the most accessible, but fashion-forward frames we have of Prada’s. These shades are sure to not only protect your eyes, but make you look amazing while doing it.
2. Cazal 9057 Sunglasses
Cazal is a high-fashion, eco-friendly glasses brand that looks to make a statement with each piece they produce. This pair is one of our favorites, because you get extra lenses for your peripherals! Why? I think the more appropriate question is “Why not?” Cazal has matched these extra frames with some tasteful embellishments on the temples and all the lenses come available with a gradient tint, so you can look awesome from all directions.
3. Von Zipper Bionacle Sunglasses
At first we thought that these eccentric, innovative frames by Von Zipper were snow goggles, and then we realized, does it matter? Von Zipper is a relatively young company that also designs snow and motorcycle goggles (you can see that inspiration here), but we love that this “sport design” inspiration has spilled over into their sunglasses. These frames are for the trendy, sporty, and spontaneous wearer who is looking for versatility and durability in their sunglasses.
4. Dolce and Gabbana DG4253 Sunglasses
Yes! Dolce & Gabbana always comes through for us. Why try and take care of a plant during the summer when you can have these amazingly big, rose-covered frame?
5. Electric Black Top Sunglasses
These cartoon-printed frames by Electric are a part of their Black Top Collection that is geared towards professional skateboarders, but that doesn’t mean you can’t snatch up a pair and wear them to every festival imaginable this summer. Built to last and to stay on your face while you’re dancing, these large frames by Electric are just plain cool. They also come in camo and solid colors, but we love the cartoon design of a fierce woman on the temple.
6. Prada PR 29QS Ornate Sunglasses
Leather purses with fringe and studs would be perfect accessories for these studded shades made by Prada. These frames are for the type of girl, who keep a motorcycle helmet in their closet and believes that red lipstick and black leather are staples year round. These beautiful statement shades feature metal studs around the rims and on the temples on a lightweight acetate frame and come in white, and leopard print!
7. Furla SU4291
If you were looking for the next funky step up from the original Ray-Ban aviators, here’s a new style by Furla, the Italian handbag brand. This new style features removable, leather spoilers that take this style from just a regular, double bridge aviator, to a statement shade. The spoilers match the temple tips, and come in orange, pink, grey, and gold beige.
8. Givenchy SGV A17 Sunglasses
The French designer, Givenchy, is known for its outrageous fashion shows and styles, and is now featuring Julia Roberts in its new collection (off the shoulder look meets Victorian style meets amazingness). In this pair of sunglasses we see some of that outrageous, Givenchy style. The shades are some of the widest that FramesDirect.com carries, and also some of the tallest. These sturdy frames are a peek into a science fiction future and back. Not for the fainthearted, these frames are a statement in themselves.
9. Gucci GG3737/S Sunglasses
These metallic-looking frames from Gucci feature metal spoilers and color coordinated lenses and frames. Do you want to look like an American Apparel model? Buy these frames.
10. Prada PR 21QS Voice Sunglasses
Whoever said that blue and yellow should never be seen together has never seen what Prada can do. These vintage, retro shades feature large, chunky crystal accents on the endpoints and temples of the frames. They come in every fashion color “don’t” imaginable, and every single one looks amazing because the designers at Prada are always on the edge of style.