These Tortoise and Brown-Frame Sunglasses Are Easy on the Eyes
There are many classic sunglass silhouettes—square, cat eye, wayfarers—but the color of the frame is what makes a pair feel like a timeless accessory. And while black acetate is considered a classic, we’d say the same for shades of brown sunglasses too. Yet another neutral hue, a brown-tinted acetate or tortoiseshell feels both retro and modern at the same time. You can look at Claudia Schiffer in a brown-tinted tortoise pair by Claude Montana in Vogue’s December 1990 shoot for proof. About 30 years later, you can find a handful of similar pairs made by the likes of Loewe, Linda Farrow, Isabel Marant, and Victoria Beckham, just to name a few.
In the summertime, a brown pair of shades can really shine. Easier on the eyes than a pair of jet-black shades, spectacles in warmer hues like golden honey, caramel, or cinnamon won’t feel like such an intense contrast to your summery frock or little white dress.
Stick with brown, but do play around with shapes and silhouettes; you can try the look in whatever frame you prefer, from ’70s-inspired oversized square to chunky aviators and Lennon-style rounds. Here, 13 pairs of brown sunglasses and shades to shop now and wear all summer long.
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