06/24/2012 11:27 EDT | Updated 08/24/2012 05:12 EDT

The Shades to Wear This Summer


Balmy summer days call for backyard barbecues, chilled white burgundy and feet-in-sand beach walks. Regardless of your summer indulgence, you'll want sunglasses that suit the occasion. Allow me to share the four looks of summer that will keep you looking cool even during a heat wave.

If you're the type to notice what the celebs are hiding behind, you're no stranger to translucent frames. Nude and blush tones are the hottest shades this season. Subtle and stylish, these glasses suit almost any face shape. Reach for these along with a printed dress, chunky wool cardigan, and your favourite ankle boots to rock the look.

Sleepless night? Oversized sunglasses are masking some of the most stylish camera shy, sleep-deprived faces this season. These retro style sunnies don't just rely on their size to make a statement. Keeping on trend with the irresistible cat-eye shape, these Tom Ford's are the best date to any patio party. Pair with a soft chiffon dress and toughen up with a leather jacket and you'll be ready to roll.

Keep it classic in these timeless Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses. These shades are ideal for an afternoon ride in a vintage cruiser. Try them with a loose button down shirt, bright coloured slim pants and ballerina flats.

Aviators get better with age. Released in 1957, this geometric model is an alternative to the classic aviator style and perfect for those who are more interested in updating their style rather than recreating it. These Ray-Ban Caravan sunglasses look great with a cotton dress finished with a fitted denim jacket. If you're beach bound, kick off your shoes and go bare foot for a fun flirty look.

Four Shades of Summer