Top 10 Sunglasses for 2014

For months it has lain dormant, but now that summer is here, the sun has reestablished its reign over the sky as it abolishes the clouds that once held it prisoner. That massive ball of gas pours out a fury of harsh rays upon our precious eyeballs that are defenseless when left to their own devices. And don’t even pretend to remember where you stashed your pair from last year. They have joined their brethren from summers past in the great beyond. That means you need to grab a new pair with which to battle the sun. Take your pick from this list of the top 10 sunglasses for 2014.


Dot Dash Poseur SunglassesThe Dot Dash Poseur Sunglasses are all about stylish quality that won’t give your wallet a gut check. These shades are for the people, and they come in loads of vibrant color options so you can snag the pair that does an equally excellent job of decorating your face and protecting your peepers.


Epitomizing the spirit of travel and love of adventure, the Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses are Oakley Holbrook Sunglassesthe result of collaboration between snowboarding legend Shawn White and his brother as the creative director. Every model in the Holbrook collection features the suave looks you demand and the absolute performance that Oakley is known for.


Neff Daily SunglassesJust as their name implies, the Neff Daily Sunglasses don’t need a special occasion for you to bust them out. The sun doesn’t even have to be out to rock the Daily shades because there is a glow in the dark pair available. Now you really do have a reason to wear your sunglasses at night.

VonZipper Elmore Sunglasses

There was a gnarly collision at the intersection of Fashion and Functionality. The only thing left standing when the dust settled was the VonZipper Elmore Sunglasses. 100% UV protection teams up with a smooth, classic style to produce a pair that refuses to let you down.


Julbo Explorer SunglassesIf you are into mountaineering, you’ve got to outfit your face with the Julbo Explorer Sunglasses. They offer a premium optical experience and some serious protection. All the best tech has gone into the Explorer so that they dominate high altitudes and defend your eyes against all kinds of rays and reflections.


Accept no substitute for the true classic. The Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses are always a Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglassestop pick, and this year is no different. Think about it, the top 10 sunglasses for 2014 just wouldn’t be right without this iconic pair. Not much looks better than a classy set of Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses perched upon your pretty face.


Smith  Mastermind SunglassesIf you are in the mood for a sleek slice of facial accessory action, look no further than the Smith Mastermind Sunglasses. Yes, it takes a true genius to pull off this blend of true stylish finesse and bold performance. If you think you’ve got what it takes to properly wield the Mastermind, step up your game with Smith.

Electric Knoxville Sunglasses

Crafted within the borders of Italy, the Electric Knoxville Sunglasses have been raised in a truly classic fashion. Their timeless design and knack for ocular defense makes them everything one could hope for in a mature set of shades. Put on a pair of the Electric Knoxville Sunglasses and everything just kind of goes your way.


Spy Dirk SunglassesThe Spy Dirk Sunglasses just ooze athleticism. Each pair comes with custom fittings to compliment their sleek design and provide the perfect fit. If you’re all about that action, never underestimate the ability of a set of Dirk shades to keep you on top of your game.


All the goodness in the world of shades was poured into the Suncloud Sentry Sunglasses. Suncloud Sentry SunglassesThis pair stands on guard against lethal rays with polarized lenses, a grilamid frame, cozy nose pads, loads of style, and minimal weight. Tough and talented, the Suncloud Sentry Sunglasses don’t mess around.


There you have it: the top 10 sunglasses for 2014. Pick the pair that tickles your fancy the hardest, and turn the tide on the sun and its dastardly plan to disrupt your vision.

Top 13 Sunglasses for 2013

Face it. You never find out what happened to your sunglasses from the previous year. So let them hang out wherever it is that old shades go in peace, and turn your attention to finding a new pair with which to stomp those sunbeams. Gaze upon this top baker’s dozen of visionary shades in order to enjoy an optical experience that can’t be vanquished by even the sun’s most powerful rays.
Von Zipper Elmore Sunglasses
Out of a vat of fashionable functionality explodes the Von Zipper Elmore Sunglasses. The way these bad boys blend classic style, bold colors and an ability to protect your peepers is flawless. One look and you will have plenty of reasons to adorn your face with Von Zipper’s masterpiece known as Elmore and nothing more.

Ashbury Slide Machine Sunglasses
Scope the scene and keep it clean with the Ashbury Slide Machine shades. These sunglasses refuse to do anything but lean on a laid-back look that is loaded with the ability to defend your eyes against all kinds of harmful rays. Clear vision and masterful craftsmanship give the Slide Machine the edge necessary to dominate all the other wannabes.

Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses

Oakley worked closely with Shaun White to unleash their Holbrook Sunglasses and the result has landed this pair on the list for a myriad of merits. Not only do they pack the performance necessary to put a premium optical experience on lockdown, but they also exude a style that transcends time and is straight up undeniably legit.

Electric Knoxville Sunglasses
Crafted with Italian styling and bred with classic fashion, the Electric Knoxville Sunglasses exude a confidence all their own. Hard lines and timeless traits highlight this set and give you every reason to rely on them as your go-to pair when looking slick is critical.

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

No best-of list is complete without a stunning set of Aviators, and Ray-Ban does them like no other. The design that started a timeless trend is immortalized in a classic frame that never fails to look legit. While they were originally designed for the military, the Ray-Ban Aviators have never stopped doing battle against nasty sunrays while constantly delivering a surplus of style.

Spy Dirty Mo Sunglasses
It doesn’t get any cleaner than the Spy Dirty Mo Sunglasses. These streamlined shades are custom built with the best Propionate on the planet and jacked up on 100% UV protection so that visual clarity is at a premium in this performance sport model.

Smith Serpico Sunglasses

Immersed in an ageless silhouette, the distinguished Smith Serpico Sunglasses unload a bold look along with phenomenal coverage. Futuristic lens technology and expertly cast frames combine forces to bring you a pair that has got it all going on.

Dot Dash Poseur Shades

The Neff Daily Sunglasses and Dot Dash Poseur shades both make Neff Daily Shadesthe list based on the fact that they have something for everyone. Pleasing price points and plentiful color options are guaranteed to make your face pop with pizzazz and a genuine smile as you ooze attitude and sling style.

Julbo Micropore Sunglasses

If a pair of glacier glasses is to make the cut, it has to be the Julbo Micropore Sunglasses. Offering an outrageous amount of protection and the most amazing visible light reduction, these mountaineering shades do absolute work. You can expect the highest level of performance from the Julbo Micropore Sunglasses, because they never fail to deliver.

Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses
Did someone say Breakfast at Tiffany’s? The Ray Ban Erika has a sweet, sophisticated style that has Audrey Hepburn and New York City written all over it. The resin frames have a gummy texture and smooth colors, accentuated by contrasting stems and matching ear pieces. The composite lenses are designed to provide excellent optical clarity and protect against 100 percent of harmful UV rays. All of this smooth style is backed by the Ray Ban name; an industry leader in top-of-the-line eyewear. Come get the look that is totally uptown and cool as ice (the one that’s measured in carats) with the Ray Ban Erika Sunglasses.

Paul Frank Sugarette Sunglasses

Become the sweetest ocular treat in town with the women’s Paul Frank Sugarette Sunglasses. Capable of turning heads on every corner and shutting down nasty sun beams, there is no reason not to get caught with your hand in the cookie jar with the Sugarettes.

IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses

Finally, take a stab at soaring style with the women’s IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses. Carl Zeiss lends his legendary lenses to these elegant beauties so that you get all the visionary protection and jaw-dropping good looks that you deserve every time you slip on the Daggerwing shades.
So, there they are. Take your pick of the best and get out there to fully enjoy that sunshine.

By Jennifer Frost

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