The Sunglasses of Summer

I always, without a doubt, have the following four items on me at all times: wallet, keys, phone, and sunglasses. A great pair of sunnies is an absolute must for me no matter what. Needing my wallet, keys and my phone is pretty self-explanatory, but my sunglasses are like a safety net. If I’m running out of the house sans makeup, I instantly look more put together. If I’m at fashion week getting photographed, sunglasses help prevent a photographer catching me mid-blink. If I’m driving or sitting on the beach, sunnies protect my eyes from the sun. And last but not least… they can totally tie a look together.

This summer, I’ve been reaching for some classic sunnies as well as some more trendy shapes. Keep scrolling to discover my favorite sunglasses shapes for the summer:

1. Cat Eye by Illesteva

A nod to retro while still looking like a total classic, a cat eye shape looks good on everyone! There’s more subtle shades (like this pair) and more exaggerated cat eye shapes like these, so you can find one that’s a perfect fit for your face!

2. Retro by Karen Walker

I’ve been seeing retro shapes like these by Karen Walker popping up everywhere I go! Both retro cat eye (like these) and oval shapes (like these for under $15!) are the perfect example of retro shapes makeing a huge comeback this summer.

3. Round by Chanel 

Round shaped sunglasses are a trendy shape that have made their way into being a total classic throughout the years. Circle or round sunglasses like these look great on square and oval shaped faces… it’s all about finding the perfect size to frame your face. Plus, the more oversized round shape like these, gives off a cool 70’s vibe.

4. Aviator by Karen Walker

Ah, the classic aviator. I can honestly say I think that there’s an aviator out there for everyone. No sunglasses collection is complete without a solid pair of aviators. But if you already have a pair, try experimenting with a fun mirrored pair this season.

5. 90’s Vintage via Forever 21

I seriously love this trend so much! The 90’s inspired sunglasses shapes are back and I feel like I’m reliving my childhood. Warning- these sunnies are super cool BUT certain styles like these are not as “wearable” and look better in pictures (i.e. for Instagram). Check out the widget above to shop some of my favorite 90’s inspired shades.

What’s your favorite sunglasses shape? Let me know down below!



  • Tanja says:

    i am a fendi lover – such a great selection.
    xo Tanja

  • simona says:

    Stunning pairs of sunglasses, all are very stylish and chic.


  • Love the aviators. You suit sunglasses so well!

  • LDL says:

    Wow how old are u if 90s is your childhood?!

  • Rachel says:

    Love all the sunnies! Great post!

  • Yarina says:

    Love your cover photo!! So creative and cute!!


  • Dona Kostova says:

    My favourite pair is for sure the last one. They look so good on your face…

  • So brilliant to do a post like this! Sunnies are such an important accessory. I’ve always been in love with the cat eye silhouette and I can’t imagine that’ll ever change….

  • Elizabeth says:

    Can’t agree more – sunglasses are really such an essential and can instantly make any outfit chic and sophisticated! Loving all of the styles that you picked out, especially the cat eye! <3 🙂 Perfect fort he summer!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Jo says:

    I am a bonafide sunglasses addict and these picks are all wetting my appetite!! My ultimate go-to is the cat-eye. They fit my face shape perfectly. I’ve very tempted to try out a ’90s style frame though. They certainly look really cool on you.

    xo, Jo

  • stickman says:

    This combination will bring me significant innovation. It’s simple but impressive. I like the idea form you suggested! Thanks a lot.

  • Kiri says:

    You reminded me.
    I actually wanted to check out a pair of valentino sunglasses I saw in the city last time I was there.
    Set to Glow

  • Jennifer says:

    Cat eyed sunglasses are my fav! Great post as always. 🙂

  • Diana says:

    Loving the round sunnies lately, I find that they suit round/heart-shaped faces best! <3

    Diana |

  • Savannah says:

    I always tend to go for cat-eye. There’s just something about them that makes me feel like I walked straight out of a retro movie! x

  • I love the cat-eye frames! They have a great sixties vibe!

  • Jandrew says:

    We are on the save wave length, as I just wrote a post on sunglasses. I love ❤️ the cats eye and retro looks !
    Dress The Part

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Nicolette says:

    Aviators. Hands down, my favorite sunglasses shape! I recently got a pair that has the thicker rim like your circle ones and they are my new go-to of all of my many aviators.

    Nicolette |

  • Natali says:

    All of these are looking amazing! I love sunnies and can never have enough pairs! 🙂

  • Keri says:

    I would kill for your sunglass collection. Such chic frames!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Vivian says:

    You literally suit every shape! particularly love the cat eye frames on you!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    The cat eye sunglasses look is so moderne chic … so Bardot and so beautiful! 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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