Fashion & Shopping

3 Shades of Summer

July 31, 2017

There’s something about squinting in the sun that, after a certain age anyway, seems very, very wrong. Forget the fact you can’t see a darn thing—you can literally feel the crow’s feet forming around your eyes. Enter our summer sunglasses roundup: three perfect pairs of specs to protect your peepers this season! —Noa Nichol


mamie. This stylish collab (a new take on the classic square-frame wayfarer shape, incorporating a so-in-right-now double bridge) between C4 Eyewear and longtime media darling Susie Wall comes in four iterations (grey tortoise shell, matte black, matte khaki and, our fave, teal purple tortoise shell). Bonus: check the inner temple for an engraved secret message! (Update: We just ran into Susie herself at an event; she tells us these specs are particularly special, as they are named for her magnificent grand-mama, Mamie.) $125 at


jordana. These babies by Ollie Quinn are about as cat-eye as they come! In colours like pink fizz, purple rain and espresso, a statement-making combination of square lines and highly defined accent corners work together to create a daring nod to a classic shape. $145 at


melina. Inspired by a vintage frame spotted in the back streets of downtown Milan, these gorgeous sunnies represent maker Bailey Nelson’s take on a 1950s classic. This easy-to-wear sunglass staple comes in your choice of black, havana or speckled-tort frames. $185 at


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