The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.
Everyone has a favorite, go-to pair of sunglasses. I asked the Insider Picks team to share theirs, in case any readers need some ideas for what to buy.
If you’re looking for a stylish pair of shades to get you through the summer or an upcoming trip to the beach, take a look at our favorites — one of them might be perfect for you.
Below, you’ll find the 8 pairs of sunglasses the Insider Picks team is most glad we bought for the sunny months ahead:
Randolph Concorde Sunglasses, $179
I wore these Randolph aviators religiously the past two summers. Classic aviators look good on pretty much everyone, so they’re a safe option if you don’t know what type of sunglasses you want or what style will look best on you. — Ellen Hoffman, commerce editor
MVMT Legend Sunglasses, $75
I got this pair of sunglasses from MVMT when they debuted last summer. I love the look of them — they’re slimmer than traditional clubmasters, while still retaining the innate rock-star quality of the style. I lent them to my dad for a vacation he was taking a few months ago, and he has yet to return them to me. — Tyler Lauletta, commerce reporter
Peppers Polarized Stellar Sunglasses, $50
I am fiercely loyal to Peppers, a fairly under-the-radar brand that makes great sunglasses at an incredibly fair price. I really like the tortoise shell polarized lenses. They are honestly the best lenses I’ve ever seen in sunglasses, and I’ve worn pairs that cost $10 or $300. I found this brand in a beach store on a whim when I broke a more expensive pair from another brand I won’t name, and since that happened five years ago Peppers are my go-to. The lenses stay the same, but the styles change every couple years, so don’t get attached to any one look.
I can’t say enough about the value for the money these provide. And the good news is that if you ever lose or break them, it’s not the end of the world from a financial perspective. I’m currently wearing an older version of this pair. — Breton Fischetti, senior director of commerce
Madewell Indio Sunglasses, $55
I got these Madewell sunglasses a few weeks ago, and I have a feeling they’re going to be my go-to pair this summer. I’ve been really into aviators the past couple summer, but this pair’s retro look is flattering for virtually every face shape, and you really can’t beat the price — $55 for sunglasses I’m going to wear every day is a win in my book. — Ellen Hoffman, commerce editor
MVMT Runaway Sunglasses, $75
MVMT’s Runaways are the only sunglasses I’ve worn consistently, and for good reason. They look great and have just the right amount of tinting to protect my eyes while letting me read my phone’s screen. I primarily wear these glasses when I’m driving, and I wouldn’t want to take a summer road trip without them. — Brandt Ranj, associate commerce editor
A.J. Morgan Sunglasses, $24
My favorite pair of A.J. Morgan sunglasses are sadly no longer made, but these funky aviators are a similar style. I’ve been wearing my yellow-framed, blue mirrored sunglasses every day the sun shines for two years now, and I never fail to get compliments on my hippie shades. — Malarie Gokey, guides editor
Persol 649 Series Sunglasses, $300
I love these sunglasses for their classic Italian styling. The coverage is as good as almost anything out there, with virtually no glare from the periphery, and the lenses are just the right amount of dark to shield your eyes from strong sunlight. They also allow enough light for you not be disoriented when entering into a dark room, allowing you to hold on to the Steve McQueen cool that this pair embodies. These are my go-to glasses for everything from driving to pool-lounging. — Roddy Salazar, vice president, international
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses, $150
There is no more iconic look in eyewear than Ray-Ban’s Original Wayfarer. You can get knockoffs for $5 or $10 on the boardwalk, but nothing compares to the quality and sturdiness of construction offered by the real thing. I keep one pair of official Ray-Bans in my arsenal and then add-on colorful pairs of matching boardwalk shades as the summer goes on. By the end of the season, I have a rainbow coalition of wayfarers, anchored by my one official pair that I save for special occasions. — Tyler Lauletta, commerce reporter
More Info: www.businessinsider.com