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A stylish pair of sunglasses is an absolutely essential summer accessory.

Let’s face it, a great pair of shades can make or break an outfit. Although some “sunnies” can be quite pricey, it is not always necessary to break the bank on the perfect pair of summer eyewear.

Consider buying the perfect pair as an investment just like a new pair of shoes, wallet or purse. It’s OK to splurge on a pair that you really love because you’ll get a lot of wear out of them and, with proper care, they can last for years.

No matter your budget or style, we’ve found four hot eyewear trends to consider while out shopping for the perfect pair this summer, great options sure to brighten up your summer wardrobe.

Oversized chic

One of the hottest looks for eyewear are elegant soft, translucent colors mixed with feminine touches, whether you prefer oversized glam shapes or small flirty cat-eye looks.

Reformed retro

One of the most recognizable and newest eyewear trends features Beatles-inspired glasses, creating a perfect flashback of the ’60s.

Flirty cat eye

Made popular by glamorous actresses Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s and current-day celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna, cat-eye sunglasses featuring flared outer edges and horned ends are always a sexy, fun way to liven up your summer wardrobe.

Creative aviators

The longer days of summer allow more time to wear your cool. Check out the versatile new styles of aviators ranging from dark tints to mirrored lenses.