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If you squint hard enough, the summer of 2019 is already in view. That said, you can bet that having the right pair of sunglasses in your arsenal when the sun takes on a more permanent position in your life will bring on those warm weather festivities that bit earlier. Here at Highsnob HQ, sunglasses season is about more than just UV protection, offering one more opportunity to accessorize and put an elevate tint on our ’fits.

That being said, sunglasses are a particularly difficult purchase to get right. From frame style and shape to lens color, the options are seemingly endless, which is why – having already brought you a comprehensive buyer’s guide for SS19 Sunglasses – we’ve now called on HS staff to share the shades that have really stood out on a personal level in recent times.

The Highsnobiety staff’s picks span from the ’90s-influenced tiny frames beloved by the fashion week crowds to timeless aviators styles and all-out over the top options to really make a statement.

So, without further ado, scroll on to peep all our picks. Your new favorite pair awaits.

Carhartt WIP x Sun Buddies Jean

Jean Sunglasses

Jean Sunglasses


Carhartt WIP x Sun Buddies



Buy at Slam Jam

“I don’t usually do gold frames, but the rose gold on this collaborative pair from Sun Buddies and Carhartt WIP absolutely slaps. The eye shape is modern without being too trendy, and the contrasting canary yellow tips on the arms add a luxe touch. It’s super hard for me to find frames that suit my face, and anything with bridge pads generally helps keep them from sliding off my nose. At under $200, the Swedes at Sun Buddies continue to offer great value of design and quality with their products.” Jian DeLeon, editorial director

Ace & Tate Grace




Ace & Tate

Buy at Ace & Tate