Sunglasses are this season's must-wear accessory, but UV protection is a very nice plus -- if you care about your vision, insist on it. Chunky-framed Jackie O's and rimless styles are the season's must-have looks, while aviators are even hotter than last year. Trendwise for frames, the future is huge. Think early Elton John. NOW wraps up some gloriously shady styles.
Courage My Love (14 Kensington, 416-979-1992) offers a fabulous selection of vintage -- and repro -- shades including the all-amber cat's-eye (1, $10).
Dyce combines two trends in a rimless-enhanced Jackie O (2, $20, Solar Waves, 316 Queen West, 416-599-5921).
Ray-Ban's Daddy-O puts a boyish twist on a big look (3, $145, Josephson, 60 Bloor West, 416-964-7070, and others).
Icon's Jackie O gets brassy (4, $20, Solar Waves). Rapp specializes in playful styles like the four-lensed Beausoleil (5, $280, 788 College, 416-537-6590).
The classic Ray-Ban aviator is showing up everywhere from Pearl Harbor to Sex And The City (6, $115, Ratas, 219 Danforth, 416-465-6251).
Chanel defines chic (7, $245, Josephson). Need lenses to match a favourite T? Try Killer Loop's turquoise Shaker (8, $135, Lenscrafters, Eaton Centre, 270 Yonge, 416-581-1621, and others).
Barcelona knocks off the Prada rimless for a very cool $20 (9, Propaganda, 686 Yonge, 416-961-0555).
Rodenstock captures the elegance of the original Jackie (10, $136, Brook & Braddock, 2917 Bloor West, 416-233-2611).
Jean-Paul Gaultier makes a typically bold statement (11, $487, Karir, 138 Cumberland, 416-975-0536, and others).
Alain Mikli flirts with 70s retro (12, $280, Rapp).
All shades are $14.99 at Usoto (13, 162A Spadina, 416-203-3220). Get Out Side lets you Fly (14, $20, 437 Queen West, 416-593-5598).
Courage My Love's vintage 80s numbers are in the pink (15, $12).
French-made Lafont gets frisky (16, $340, Rapp).shady characters