• Fashion + Beauty

    6 Summer Shades to Keep You Stylish in the Sun

    • Jul 11, 2020

    • By:Alyssa Collins

    Sunglasses are quickly becoming the most important accent to every summer outfit. Whether you’re making your way to the beach or work, don’t leave home without your trusted shades. ChicagoMOD is bringing you the boldest shades that are as functional as they are bold.






    Anna Karin Karlsson – The Butterfly Mirrored Sunglasses  

    Anna Karin Karlsson has taken eyewear to a whole new level. With black acetate frames and copper detailing, these shades are sure to make a statement. The vivid butterfly accents will bring any outfit to peak fashion statement. Available at Neiman Marcus, 737  Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900, neimanmarcus.com, $1,050



    Smoke x Mirrors Sodapop – Oversized Round Sunglasses

    These chic, oversized sunglasses are giving us cool, retro vibes. The frames consist of their hypoallergenic cellulose acetate made from natural and renewable resources, leaving them lightweight yet durable. Smoke x Mirrors designed these shades in three colors – gray, white and red – ensuring them a timeless classic. With each pair sporting monochromatic lenses and a golden, stainless steel double nose bridge, these glasses will quickly elevate your style. Available at Neiman Marcus,  737 Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900, neimanmarcus.com, $395



    Gucci 54mm Square Sunglasses

    You can never go wrong with a classic. Gucci is serving up oversized bliss with traditional detailing. The tortoise shell frames paired with blue and red arms make these glasses perfect for any summer occasion. Simple and traditional, yet ready to make a statement, these will be your new go-to accessory. They’re ready to be paired with any outfit or swimsuit. Available at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515, http://nordstrom.com, $360




    Vaurnet Glacier 1957 Pilot Sport Sunglasses

    Vaurnet will help you coast through summer in style with their twist on traditional eye wear. Offering a sleek, sporty aesthetic with a natural leather nose piece and removable leather side pieces, these shades are anything but ordinary. Not to mention, they’re perfect for casual and formal occasions alike. Available at Neiman Marcus, 737 Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900, vuarnet.com, $600



    Oliver Peoples MP-3 30th Sunglasses 

    If you’re looking for great shape and great color, Oliver Peoples has got you covered. Their 30th anniversary collection includes this unique pair made of transparent grey acetate and black mirrored lenses. The monochromatic trend acts as a great addition to any look, but it you’re looking for a pop of color, check them out in the olive tortoise shell style. Available at Barneys New York, Chicago, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700, http://barneys.com$455



    Barton Perreira Themis Sunglasses 

    Known for his ingenious designs, Barton Perreira continues his trend of one-of-a-kind, upscale eye wear.  Their distinct octagonal shape complement the sharp contrast between their emerald lenses and champagne frame. The Themis sunglasses scream high fashion and will be sure to polish off any wardrobe. Available at Barneys New York, Chicago, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700, barneys.com, $510