See-through lenses may have been a staple for gentlemen like John Lennon (known for his round, orange-lensed sunnies) and Elvis (amber aviators were key to his Vegas look in the ‘70s), but today’s featured ladies are giving those dapper fellows a run for their money.
The See-Through Sunglasses You Need This Summer
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Instead of opting for darker shades, A-list celebs and stylish civilians alike are choosing to see the world through pink, blue, and yellow-tinted sunglasses, adding a playful pop of color to their everyday looks. Keep reading to see how tastemakers are wearing this summer essential now and shop our favorites, from transparent aviators to modern wayfarers today!
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Claire Geist of De Lune
Round vintage yellow sunnies provide a Lennon-esque finish to Geist’s ASOS polo neck top, kate spade new york pants, and Foley and Corinna backpack.
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Ashley Olsen Snapped outside Madison Square Garden in New York last month, the designer/influencer finished her all-noir look with a pair of Oliver Peoples' ‘70s-inspred Kincaid Aviators With Custom Wash Lenses ($460, 310.657.2553).
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Oversized blue lenses complement the dapper feel of this stylish civilian’s tailored trousers and monk-strap shoes.
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Eyewear 57mm Sunglasses ($99) in Orange
These see-through sunglasses are a modern-day ode to Jackie O. with their oversized square shape.
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Kinney Smoke Sunglasses ($375) in Champagne/Blue
Translucent champagne frames and blue-tinted lenses make for an unexpectedly cool color combo, don’t you agree?
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Aviator Sunglasses ($25)
These aviators have a distinct Starsky & Hutch-meets-Top Gun vibe. We love them for weekend trips to the flea market.
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Deep Freeze Sunglasses ($214) in Clear
You’ll definitely want to pack these transparent sunnies for your next beach getaway--along with a surf-inspired bikini.
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Le Steel Round-Frame Metal Sunglasses ($260)
These lust-worthy shades will quite literally have you seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.
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MICHAEL Michael Kors
Rachel 58mm Sunglasses ($99) in Lime
Rather than relying on statement jewelry to turn up the dial on your everyday wardrobe, opt for this pair of mossy green aviators instead.
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Ralph Lauren Home
Mother-of-Pearl Sunglasses ($350)
We did a double take at first sight of these pearl frames, which speak perfectly to our ladylike sensibilities.
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Retro Sunglasses ($310) in Dark Havana
Pair these bold sunglasses with everything from a sophisticated pantsuit to your favorite printed caftan.
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Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses ($285)
We’re crazy obsessed with these octagon-shaped frames, which offer a retro take on the classic aviator.
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D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($115)
Talk about making your friends green with envy! Throw these shades on with a little white summer dress to add a touch of unexpected color.
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Giaguaro Crystal Sunglasses ($289)
While we love Dakota Fanning’s brown Giaguaro sunglasses, green lenses give the shades a seasonably appropriate update.
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Aviator Sunglasses ($165)
For a more luxe take on the look, don’t miss Tory Burch’s polished aviators in black and gold.