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Shopping for sunglasses? Choose transparent frames and bold lenses


Eye spy

It's the season of transparent frames and boldly hued lenses

Statement shades

Karen Walker sunglasses, $320, Molly Goddard sweater, $310 at Nordstrom ( Chloé sunglasses, $600 at Nordstrom. Kaelen faux-suede top, $595 (U.S.) through Chanel sunglasses, $435 at Chanel ( Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini sweater, $420 at Holt Renfrew (

Whether you opt for retro forms or more futuristic designs, colour is key to making your sunglasses stand out this spring.

Optical drive

Emilio Pucci sunglasses, $360 at Holly Eyewear ( Cushnie et Ochs dress, $2,135 at Holt Renfrew. Prada sunglasses, $565 at Holt Renfrew. Eliza Faulkner dress, $415 through Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, $350 at Spectacle ( See by Chloé top, $600 at Holt Renfrew.

Even utilitarian styles, including updated aviators and goggle-like shapes, are tweaked with tinted lenses.

Modern vintage

Warby Parker sunglasses, $145 (U.S.) through Miu Miu shirt, $990 at Holt Renfrew. Thom Browne sunglasses, $655 at Spectacle. Givenchy blouse, $2,645 at Holt Renfrew. Cutler and Gross sunglasses, $715 at Cutler and Gross ( Smythe blouse, $325 through

Retro upgrades make an impact: mid-century inspired with rockabilly flourishes, a classic in transparent acetate and geometric shapes with a pop of colour.

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Styling by Nadia Pizzimenti for Judy Inc. Makeup and hair by Sheri Stroh for Make Up For Ever/Moroccanoil/Plutino Group. Models: Alexandra H and Ariel at Elmer Olsen Model Management, Brianna at Next.

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