No shade, but skinny frames are kind of a trend we wish we sat out. So this year we’re course correcting and going all in on classic sunglasses. That means sophisticated cat eyes, timeless aviators, universally flattering wayfarers, and other shapes we won’t regret. If you’re feeling the same, shop 21 pairs of frames that will never go out of style (at every price point!), ahead.
Our Top Pick: Ray-ban created this iconic shape. They flatter all face shapes, can be shared amongst couples, and are basic in the best way possible.
Walnut Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lens
The Budget Buy: Never forget to peruse Amazon when looking for fashion staples. The wood detailing on this pair adds interest to a simple style.
Polarized Square Sunglasses
The Worth-It Splurge: Celine sunglasses maintain the magical quality of being simultaneously timeless and chic. The lines on this pair of subtly angle upwards, making your cheekbones pop.
High Key Aviator Sunglasses
Our Top Pick: We and 673 five-star reviews agree that Quay makes some of the best aviators.
Liv Aviator Sunglasses
The Budget Buy: Amazon Prime for the win, again! Brown-tinted lenses do not get enough love—they look great with denim and crisp white button-downs.
Classic Aviators Sunglasses
The Worth-It Splurge: If you’ve found most aviators to be unflattering for your face, try Saint Laurent. They’re a little stockier, which helps accentuate cheek and brow bones.
The Last Lolita Sunglasses
Our Top Pick: Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, and fashion insiders alike look amazing in these Le Specs x Adam Selman’s Last Lolita sunnies. The best part is they come in a wide array of colors, including this limited edition pearl pair.
Curved Brow-Bar Cat-Eye Sunglasses
The Budget Buy: This oversized cat-eye goes out to Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans. No one will know you bought these sunglasses for less than the bagel breakfast Audrey Hepburn ate in the movie.
Cat-Eye Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
The Worth-It Splurge: In my humble opinion, tortoise shell cat-eyes are better than black frames. You’ll need to invest in this pricey pair, but we promise you’ll use them daily.
Fest Aviator Sunglasses
Our Top Pick: Madewell is our favorite store for denim, wrap jackets, and now, sunglasses. Their round Fest glasses are like minimalist aviators, which flatter heart-shaped faces best.
The Budget Buy: You could waste hours trying on sunnies at Target, but focus on this super affordable pair instead. The frame works well with heart, square, and oval-shaped faces.
The Worth-It Splurge: We’ll always rely on Warby Parker for making great frames with a cause. One of their best sellers is the Wave, which received a makeover with metallic blue lenses.
Halo Frame Sunglasses
Our Top Pick: For that ’70s look, Chloé does it best. Their halo frames are instantly recognizable, and work well for those who want sunglasses to cover half their face.
Tinted Square Metal Sunglasses
The Budget Buy: Try this Penny Lane-like pair if you have a heart-shaped face. The square-ish frames contrast well with a pointier chin. And with all the money you saved buying this affordable pair, you can afford a shearling coat to go with it.
The Worth-It Splurge: You don’t have to choose between metal frames and acetate, because this pair is the best of both worlds.
Our Top Pick: Rectangular frames are a ’90s trend, but not nearly as obnoxious as those teeny sunglasses from last year. Geometric sunnies contrast nicely against oval and circle face shapes.
Reese Slim Rectangle Sunglasses
The Budget Buy: If you’re apprehensive about this trend buy it from Urban Outfitters. They offer this style in four different colors for less than twenty bucks.
Mother of Pearl
The Worth-It Splurge: The pearlescent color of this pair is different than your typical black or tortoiseshell frames, but just as easy to wear every day.
Protect your Flak® 2.0 XL
Our Top Pick: If you’re actually on the run, sport sunglasses are not to be missed. We say go to the root of the trend and choose OG Oakleys, which have a great, two-year warranty plan.
68mm Sport Shield Sunglasses
Our Budget Buy: Sport sunglasses are the trendiest shape in this roundup, but you won’t regret testing the trend out for $16.
The Worth-It Splurge: This futuristic pair is part Soccer Dad, part Star Trek, and all fun. Disclaimer: you will take a million selfies wearing these.