Spring is here. Aside from escaping the frigid cold and warming days, Spring brings with it a need for a refresh. It's time to switch up your rotation — toss away those heavy jackets, chunky snow boots, thick scarves, and any remembrance of frigid windchills. To help you with this closet reset, we have put together a Spring Toolkit with some of the most versatile, layer-friendly, colorful, and rain-ready Spring wear options of 2022.
Selecting your sunglasses for the day isn't just a choice of style — it's a choice of style tribe. Are you a The Weeknd stan inspired by his leather trench coat and yellow lens combination? Or are you a fiend for Y2K blue, à la Britney? Or maybe like Lakeith Stanfield, who paired a wide-lapel YSL jumpsuit with orange-tinted sunglasses to the Oscars, do you prefer a more '70s-inspired look?
Lenses of the more bold variety had a moment for much of the early 2000s, but they've returned to the forefront of eyewear on many different genre fronts. Whether it's Oakley outfitting people in sportswear lenses in shades of distant galaxies or younger fashion labels like Gentle Monster going wild with cyberpunk pink (matched to hair by Evan Mock below), there are plenty of ways to invest in the color camp you commit to.
Whichever camp you're in, we've done the hard bit for you, rounding up the best of the best when it comes to bold sunglasses. From the yellow lens experiencing a resurgence thanks to the likes of Our Legacy and Gucci down to straight-up classic tints.
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Blue tinted sunglasses — Dior
Sure, having a pair of tinted lenses is a statement, but if you want to go the whole hog then opt for a pair that's basically all lens. Dior eyewear just launched at MR PORTER and this pair from the brand does exactly that, with almost every inch of the shades crafted in blue, never mind the Dior monogram, too.
Red tinted sunglasses — DL Eyewear
DL Eyewear looks to certified classics when it comes to frame shape, but the addition of a red lens brings this pair right up to date. Talk about seeing the world through rose-tinted lenses.
Yellow tinted sunglasses — Port Tanger
Yellow lenses have had multiple moments over the decades and they seem to be popping up everywhere again in the preparations for summer 2022. This Port Tanger pair is one example. And it's fire.
Multi-colored tint sunglasses — Oakley
Part of what has made Oakley's a leader in performance eyewear is its lenses which often reflect back in multiple colors. This pair of CMDN Road Jade sunglasses feature "Prizm lenses" that enhance color and contrast so you can see more detail.
Green tinted sunglasses — Retrosuperfuture
The lenses on these sunglasses are not just green, they are a hue we are calling "not in Paris green." A color we have been using since the beginning of our annual Parisian flagship these sunglasses with Retrosuperfuture come as part of the 4ème édition.
Pink tinted sunglasses —Tobias Spichtig x Highsnobiety
A consistent subject across Tobias Spichtig's contemporary art practice has been sunglasses and, exclusively with Highsnobiety, the artist has transformed those glasses into a piece of 3-D wearable art. Handmade in England, there are only eight pairs of these available.
Brown tinted sunglasses — Kuboraum
More muted than some of the other options, this pair from Kuboraum could also double up as a pair of winter sunglasses.
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