Sunglasses are to summer what boots are to winter—in other words, an absolute necessity. In their mirrored lenses, exaggerated cat-eye shapes, or classic aviator frames, bold shades have the power to put a distinct stamp on even the most basic outfits, with minimal effort.
To show you just how transformative a killer pair of sunglasses can be, we teamed up with Tiffany & Co. and put our editors to work road-testing their new crop of summer shades. Click through the gallery to see how each six StyleCaster team members chose to style Tiffany shades, according to their own personal style!
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"Never underestimate the power of a classic pair of sunglasses to elevate your look. Case in point: These gold aviators certainly help anchor this summery, nautical ensemble."
--Jessica Teves, Editor-in-Chief, wearing the Tiffany Ziegfeld Aviator Sunglasses; $430
"For me, sunglasses are the epitome of cool, so choosing the right pair is key. That said, I like to have fun with shades, which is why I'm loving pastel frames right now—they add a super-striking pop to anything I'm wearing, from a bold print suit to jeans and blazers."
--Perrie Samotin, Site Director, in the Tiffany Atlas Butterfly Sunglasses; $350
"Although I think my personal style is (and should be) always evolving, I tend to gravitate toward unfussy, easy pieces with just a little edge. I'll throw a few trendy pieces into an outfit, so for sunglasses I look for something fun – it's hard to find a pair that fit my face (it's so long and narrow!) but I love pairs that are a little out-of-the-ordinary."
--Rachel Adler, Beauty Director, wearing the Tiffany Victoria Cat Eye Sunglasses in Dark Cherry; $320
"I'm always moving in the summer and there are so many fun things to do, so my style is more laid back, comfortable, and go-anywhere. These classic cat eye frames work for any style and situation, and the pop of color and stone accent at the corner give it a subtle special detail."
--Sam Lim, Director of StyleCaster Creators, wearing the Tiffany Victoria Cat Eye Sunglasses in black; $350
"I like to stick with dark colors and simple pieces that have a bit of an edge. When it comes to sunglasses, I like big frames with dark lenses and a slight cat-eye shape—I chose these because they're super-flattering and, with the hint of blue, really fun for summer."
--Alle Connell, Senior Beauty Editor, wearing the Tiffany Aria Concerto Sunglasses; $300
"I always gravitate towards cat-eye sunglasses because generally they tend to look better on me than other styles. They’re feminine but in a subjective way that can be either sweet or badass, depending on how you dress around them. I tend to lean towards the latter."
--Sable Yong, Associate Editor, wearing the Tiffany 1837 Cat Eye Sunglasses; $300