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Whether you’re protecting your peepers from UV rays or flashbulbs, the spring season brings a few good reasons to refresh your collection of sun protection. You can bet that 2022 will continue the trend of “go big and go bold” silhouettes designed to outshine past years’ dressed-down looks — and that extends to eyewear.
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The best sunglasses for women include styles inspired by 2022 runway trends. Expect Y2K twists on classic aviators and wayfarers, sporty styles and cat-eye designs that bring on the drama. And now that the summer festival circuit has indeed returned, you can shade your peepers with frames from celebrity collaborations (such as Paris Hilton’s collection for Aussie brand Quay or Rosario Dawson’s capsule for Warby Parker), under-$50 pieces from Hollywood-backed brand Privé Revaux (founders incude Hailee Steinfeld, Jamie Foxx and Ashley Benson) and logo-covered shades from Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga and other luxury fashion houses.
1. Quay x Paris Hilton Show Up Sunglasses
Paris Hilton’s new eyewear collaboration with Australian brand Quay includes statement-making frames such as these playful oval sunglasses. The vintage-inspired style calls to mind Kurt Cobain’s iconic Christian Roth sunnies that are perfect for all of those upcoming spring events.
Paris Hilton x Quay Show Up Sunglasses
2. Privé Revaux The Ingrid Sunglasses
Luxe eyewear brand Privé Revaux’s starry backers include Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson, and Jeremy Piven as well as Jennifer Lopez-beloved stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn — but you don’t need an A-lister’s income to afford the label’s trendy specs. These square sunglasses with a cat-eye edge feature attention-grabbing gold enamel detailing from the frame corners to the temples. Available in black, chocolate brown and merlot, this stylish pair features anti-glare and scratch-resistant lenses and spring hinges for all-day comfort.
Prive Revaux The Ingrid Sunglasses
3. Balenciaga Eyewear Tinted Cat-Eye Frame Sunglasses
Kim Kardashian recently went head-to-toe Balenciaga at the luxury house’s Paris Fashion Week show — and her hand-wrapped packing tape outfit was paired with small oval sunglasses. You can get the look (you’re on your own with the tape, though) with the brand’s black cat-eye acetate frames that are finished with dark tinted lenses and unique twisted arms that look chic by the poolside or when worn for everyday errands.
Balenciaga Eyewear Tinted Cat-Eye Frame Sunglasses
4. Raen Mystique Unisex Square Sunglasses
Be a square in Raen’s cool unisex sunglasses, which are inspired by 1960s and ’70s jazz and come in vanilla, black and tortoise colors.
Raen Mystique Unisex Square Sunglasses
5. Wires 180 Sunglasses
Available in five colorways, Wires’ sustainable and sleek round sunglasses are made of 3D-printed biomaterial created from castor beans. These eco-conscious frames feature an invisible hinge design and offer 100 percent protection from UVA/UVB and UVC rays.
Wires 180 Sunglasses
6. Toms Bellini Sunglasses
One-for-one label Toms took style notes from the French Riviera when creating the Bellini sunglasses, which have a round frame made of acetate. The polarized Zeiss lenses are oil- and water-repellant, and the style comes in other colors.
Toms Bellini Sunglasses
7. Warby Parker x Rosario Dawson Essex Sunglasses
Ahsoka actress Rosario Dawson has put her own starry spin on Warby Parker’s Essex frames, resulting in one of the coolest pairs of oversized sunglasses in forest green and mauve. The sunnies come with an exclusive cleaning cloth from the star’s African-inspired fashion label, Studio 189.
Warby Parker x Rosario Dawson Essex Sunglasses
8. Chanel Pilot Sunglasses
Logo lovers won’t be able to take off these unmistakably Chanel sunglasses, which take cues from the ’90s with an oversized shield-style frame. The quilted temples with the French fashion house’s double-C logo add a classy finishing touch.
Chanel Pilot Sunglasses
9. Pela Case Sulu Sunglasses in Lavender Seaglass
Known for its compostable phone cases, Pela’s sustainable Sulu sunglasses boast a stylish round frame in five chic shades (including lavender, tortoise, peach and more). They’re made using a process that requires 33 percent less carbon emissions, 34 percent less water and 82 percent less waste. When you’re ready to let your glasses go, you can return them to the brand which will properly dispose of them using their closed-loop program.
Sulu Sunglasses in Lavender Seaglass (reg. $65)
10. DL Rose Sunglasses in Antique Tortoise
Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy’s eyewear brand includes bold frames inspired by his comedic co-stars, including these cellulose acetate cat-eye sunglasses that take their name from the great Moira Rose. They’re available in other hues, including light pink, vintage cream, sage and more.
DL Rose Sunglasses
11. Gucci Women’s Urban Pop Square Sunglasses
For a classic square frame that goes with the rest of your designer wardrobe, these Gucci sunnies are among the best designer sunglasses to add to your logo-happy accessories collection. They feature the Italian luxury label’s iconic red and green stripe and a gold logo on the arms.
Gucci Women’s Urban Pop Square Sunglasses
12. Isabel Marant 58mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses
Effortlessly cool designer Isabel Marant’s cat-eye sunglasses will get you in a summer-ready mood, thanks to the chic pink and turquoise gradient frames and elongated silhouette. (Vanessa Paradis, Anne Hathaway and Selena Gomez are among stars who have worn the globally inspired brand.)
Isabel Marant 58mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses
13. Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses
You really can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban’s original Wayfarer sunglasses, especially if you’re seeking an iconic silhouette that works with practically every style. Whether you’re going for an Old Hollywood vibe (Bob Dylan, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe all wore the design) or a modern aesthetic (à la Reese Witherspoon, Kate Middleton and Olivia Wilde), the acetate frames lend themselves to a timeless look.
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses
14. Dolce & Gabbana DG6177 Sunglasses
These Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses are fit for anyone bold enough to wear this season’s sportswear-inspired trend. Calling to mind ski-resort style, these white visor sunnies have a rectangular shape that features the brand’s logo on the bridge.
Dolce & Gabbana DG4268 Sunglasses
15. MBB x Vogue VO4169S Sunglasses
Enola Holmes star and producer Millie Bobby Brown teamed with Vogue Eyewear on a collection of playful frames. The budding fashion and beauty mogul dreamed up these wraparound oval sunglasses that blend a rimless style with a metal frame (available with or without a prescription). Plus, take 40 percent off for a limited time with code DESIGNER40.
MBB x Vogue VO4169S Sunglasses (reg. $158)
16. Dior Logo-Embossed Tinted Sunglasses
A mix between the ’60s and the ’90s, Dior’s retro rectangle sunglasses are made of luxe black acetate and feature tinted lenses and curved tips. If you’re looking to try one of the best spring eyewear trends, these cool frames are an easy way to pull off vintage-inspired style.
Dior Logo-Embossed Tinted Sunglasses
17. Muse x Hilary Duff Lucille Sunglasses
Younger star Hilary Duff has lent her name to a line of fashionable frames for Muse, and these round aviator sunglasses from the collection are great for anyone seeking a retro-chic wire-rim design. Available in other colorways, they feature a double bridge style and can be customized with prescription lenses.
Muse x Hilary Duff Lucille Sunglasses (reg. $106)
18. Loewe Square Sunglasses
Torn between classic square styles and statement sunnies? Go for both with Loewe’s tortoise acetate sunglasses, which put a whimsical take on the traditional frame. They’re finished with the luxury brand’s script logo on the temples.
Loewe Square Sunglasses
19. Gentle Monster Swing O2(SG) Aviator-Frame Sunglasses
Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, and Miranda Kerr are among the stars who reach for South Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster’s avant-garde accessories. The minimalist Swing O2(SG) aviator frames offer the label’s signature retro-futuristic look, thanks to the combination of titanium-rimmed frames and orange-tinted gradient lenses.
Gentle Monster Swing O2(SG) Aviator-Frame Sunglasses
20. Prada Semi-Transparent Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Aubrey Plaza sported these oversized cat-eye sunglasses by Prada during her Zoom-powered press tour for Happiest Season. (She also credited stylist Jessica Paster in her pup-filled Instagram photo in which she sported a black lace mini-dress by The Vampire’s Wife and Schutz boots.) These acetate frames feature gradient lenses and UVA/UVB protection.
Prada Semi-Transparent Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses
21. Dom Vetro Arthur S Sunglasses
Worn by Bradley Cooper, Jodie Foster, Alec Baldwin, Rami Malek and countless other A-listers, Dom Vetro’s unisex specs are fitting for anyone seeking effortless, season-less frames. The Italy-born, Los Angeles-made eyewear company’s classic square Arthur S sunglasses are made of sturdy clear acetate and feature a keyhole bridge that adds a vintage-inspired finish to any look.
Dom Vetro Arthur S Sunglasses