Memorial Day cometh. In less than two weeks, every "I can't wait for summer" you've uttered in the past six months will crystallize around you in the form of denim cutoffs and 120% humidity. Are you prepared? You have your sunscreen, sure, but do you have your summer #lewk? Your beach towel set? Your timeshare? Your paid time off approved by your manager? Time, a cruel and merciless lord, does not wait for you to find the perfect cost-effective bathing suit. It marches steadily on toward the hot time anyway.
In the spirit of readying you for the season, we offer you the foundation upon which summer wardrobes are built: sunglasses. Choose a pair that communicates the two tenets of summer: "I am practical about preventing retina damage," and "I am down to have a good time in the sun." Nine pairs for your consideration:
We'd call these the "Blade Runners", but as you will see, there is much more Blade Runner to come. Instead, we'll call these "Eighth Period Science, But Make It Fashion."
Puck wears an Alyx top, Topshop pants, Proenza Schouler shoes, and Area earrings.
Linda Farrow, eyewear goddess, turns every aviator into an art form—and her capsule with 3.1 Philip Lim is no exception. Case in point is the C3 aviator, with optimistically tinted lenses and a featherweight rose gold frame.
Puck wears a Sies Marjan dress, Stella McCartney shoes, and Area earrings.
Oh, sorry, you were looking for wearability? Try these—your standard circular frame, but with a fun proportion and the implied approval of the Olsen twins.
Puck wears an Iro top, Sandro pants, and Area earrings.
A delicate, elegant cat-eye trimmed in ivory. How is it possible that such a decidedly '70s frame could feel so contemporary? Such is the magic of Kate Young.
Puck wears a Diane von Furstenberg dress, Carven skirt, and Proenza Schouler earrings.
See what we meant by the Blade Runner thing? This is what happens when an avant-garde eyewear brand creates frames for NYC's most experimental-chic retail powerhouse: a pair of sunglasses fit for MoMA.
Puck wears a Topshop jacket, Dion Lee dress, and Area earrings.
We love Retrosuperfuture's Palma in purple for throwing literally all practicality to the wind. A futuristic silhouette tinted two different shades of neon purple never looked so... easy to wear?
Puck wears an A.L.C. top and Proenza Schouler earrings.
Closing it out with a whisper—a subtle square frame with bright yellow lenses. Unclear if District Vision's would be appropriate for driving at night, but we hope you'll try and let us know in the comments.
Puck wears a Stella McCartney dress and Elizabeth and James earrings.
Sun Week is shining strong. Read all about it over here.