Summer Vacation usually means escaping to somewhere warm and sunny. But if you’ve been cooped up under snow all winter, or simply want a new look to bring to the beach for Summer, you’ll perfectly compliment your getup with a new pair of sunglasses. Heavy’s compiled the top 5 choices for shades this 2015, including some sure classics as well as some fresh choices that will earn you a second look. Check them out below, and sunbathe in style.
1. Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses
Any decent top list for sunglasses will include Ray-Ban’s eponymous Wayfarer sunglasses. This original design has spawned millions of imitators and counterfeits, but nothing is quite as satisfying to wear as the real deal. If you haven’t owned a pair of Ray-Ban’s before, you can take advantage of an almost 50% discount just in time for Summer, and feel what its like to be a part of the legacy. Their acetate frames are lightweight yet durable, their lenses have 100% UV protection coating, and their style is unparalleled. Note that some versions are polarized and others are not, so you’ll have to choose carefully between the 30+ designs available. And, of course, you’ll make sure you are getting the real deal through the official Ray-Ban Amazon page below.
Price: $92.15 (41 percent off MSRP) and up
2. Flat Matte Reflective Revo Color Lens
Speaking of Wayfarer knock-offs, this is what lies on the other side of the spectrum. ZeroUV offers the horn rimmed style of the Wayfarer frames with a modern Reflective Revo Color Lens, which is a great option for those wanting this classic style at a fraction of the price. All zeroUV shades of this type have reflective lenses of varying colors, which mix with different frame colors for over 20 different combinations. They are made with smooth matte finish, and include a soft carrying case, which is an overall decent package for the price. While polarized lenses are not an option, zeroUV sunglasses do have full-spectrum UV protection, plus reinforced metal hinges. Again, unless you expect to shell out for a top quality pair of glasses, you can’t go wrong with these UVzero shades.
Price: $9.99 (67 percent off MSRP)
3. Style Vault 80s Flip Up Sunglasses
Style Vault brings the next bold look for this season with their retro ’80s flip up sunglasses. The mirrored flip up lenses mean you don’t have to stop looking awesome inside or outside, and they add modern flair to the chunky vintage frame. With 10 different styles to choose from, you can find the colored shades to fit your personal styleThe frame itself is a bit small though, so these glasses may not fit comfortably if you have a larger head. These are non-polarized, but the shaded mirror lenses will hide you both from UV rays and judgmental eyes as you celebrate your unique style this summer.
Price: $8.95 (25 percent off MSRP)
4. Spring Break Aviator 6-Pack
Aviator sunglasses. Aviator sunglasses everywhere. Who brought all these aviators to the party? Oh that’s right, you did. Right on. Sometimes with a crew as tight as yours, matching styles just happens. However, this summer it might be time to bite the bullet and get your team looking like the tightly knit group of fighter jet pilots they are. The matching styles will turn heads, part crowds, and keep you looking mysterious behind those smoked lenses. For the price, you get enough aviator glasses to deck out a large family. Sure, if you take the aviator look seriously you can go for a quality pair, but if you just want to roll with your crew Top Gun style, this six pack is a high value purchase.
Price: $15.95 (85 percent off MSRP)
5. Futuristic Wrap Around Monoblock Sunglasses
Future? Marty, what do you mean? How can we be in the future? Sometimes you lose track of the fact that it’s 2015, but you’ll be seeing the 21st century anew from behind these future-inspired wrap around monoblock sunglasses. The single polycarbonate mirror lens has a design out of late ’80s science fiction, and will either make you look like a beach-bound robot cyclops, or a poolside super villian. If you can live up to the look, these shatterproof sunglasses are a daring addition to any summer getup, especially if you’re already rocking a metallic swimsuit.
Price: $7.05 (77 percent off MSRP) and up