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Must-Have Sunglasses for Summer 2018: Our Favorite Pair for Every Budget

Take your style up a notch this summer with these trendy new frames.

Whether you’re accessorizing your #OOTD, looking for a stylish way to hide the bags under your eyes, or just sipping a cocktail poolside, sunglasses are a must-have accessory for every summertime occasion. Walk away from your uniform black aviators, because Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney, and Victoria Beckham are just a few of the designers shaking up the game this season with unique embellishments, colors and frames.

Not ready to invest in a pair of $400 statement sunnies? Don’t worry! We’ve found all of our favorite designs at wallet-friendly prices, so you can afford that extra glass of rosé and look good, too!

So what are you waiting for? Shop these five must-have shades. You can thank us later.

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Colorful, tinted sunglasses are a fun and easy way to accent your outfit. Spice up your typical look with yellow, pink or auburn lenses.

Left: Pink Lens Gold Frame Aviator Sunglasses by PrettyLittleThing
Available At, $12

Right: Classic Victoria Holographic Sunglasses by Victoria Beckham
Available at, $425


Channel your inner Instagram-influencer with a pair of Matrix-style sunnies. These tiny frames are taking over our feeds and proving to be the trendiest accessory of the summer.

Left: Black Thin Retro Sunglasses by PrettyLittleThing
Available at, $15

Right: Adam Selman The Fugitive Cat-Eye Metal Sunglasses by Le Specs
Available at, $90


Make a statement this summer! Designers are reinventing our favorite frame silhouettes with gems, crystals, pearls and more.  

Left: Black Embellished Sunglasses by Steve Madden
Available at, $36

Right: Lizzy Crystal-Embellished Sunglasses by Jimmy Choo
Available at, $446


Brands are taking ski goggles off the mountains and onto the beach. These sporty sunnies are a bold and daring. 

Left: Retro Flat Top Goggle Shield Sunglasses by ZeroUV
Available at, $9.99

Right:Turbo Wrap by Stella McCartney
Available at, $260


You can't go wrong with a pair of black flat-top visors. This frame shape will work every season, with every outfit, and hide every hangover. If you are thinking about investing in a pair of expensive designer shades, we suggest this classic look to ensure you get your money's worth!

Left: Hidden Hills by Kylie x Quay Australia
Available at, $75

Right: Chain-Embellished D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses by Stella McCartney
Available at, $605