Shades of Summer
Posted by on March 6, 2012 | 2:43 pm EST

With the winter season having boarded the first train out of the fashion world, it could only mean that summer is well on its way. It’s that time of the year when shorts, skirts and skin assume the front row seats in our wardrobe.

In the accessory department however, no piece is better suited to this affair than a pair of chic sunglasses. As the dreary skies make way for the sun’s much-anticipated arrival, we enumerate the chicest pairs we’ve found.

Salvatore Ferragamo | Sunglasses | $275

The rectangular frame on this tortoise-print pair is big enough to block off harmful sun rays.

Gucci | Metal aviator sunglasses | $345

Gucci adopted the enduring aviator shape in this chic black-and-gold pair with dark grey lens.

Dior | Graphix 3 | Price not available

Women with a calling for glamour can go with Dior’s Graphix 3 design, which features a gradient effect in black and fuchsia.

Chloé | Price not available

The metallic corners up the coolness value of this rounded and feminine pair from Chloé.

Balenciaga | $395

Balenciaga mixed burgundy, red and gold in this gender-bending pair of aviator sunglasses with metal eye-rims. This is also available in ivory white and gold.

Versace | Price not available

Versace guarantees luxurious coverage with this sleek and modern pair.

The Row | $874

The Olsen twins delivered a knockout with this casual-and-cool pair that comes in ivory acetate and black crocodile.

Prada | Minimal Baroque | $245

Stand out in a sea of people with this envy-inducing Minimal Baroque pair from Prada that truly looks like a piece of art.

Marc Jacobs | Vintage Inspired Round Frame | $325

Wear spring’s pastel trend on your sunglasses—while channeling the 1970’s—with this Marc Jacobs design.

Lanvin | Metal sunglasses with leather | $650

Lanvin chased after absolute luxury by incorporating snakeskin leather insets on this brown-lensed pair.

Images from Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Dior, Chloé, Balenciaga, Versace, The Row, Prada, Marc Jacobs and Lanvin

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