Design Inspiration (By Emily Bortvedt)

Summer is quickly approaching and with it come timeless staples like the aviator sunglass. This iconic look has the ability to lift any outfit with effortless cool. Independent eyewear brands are all about pushing the boundaries of the expected so square, oval, round – there’s a shape available for all of us.

Above: JF Rey’s double-bar rounded sunglass offering Swing gives playful flashes of color and rich stamped gold detailing. For more funky retro inspirations visit JF Rey!

The IC! Berlin Bigspin is a part of their Urban Collection with stainless steel and playful rubber accents. It’s bold and blocky, yet still nigh indestructible with their screwless hinges and lightweight construction.

Dutch designer Dutz’s classic entry for summer include the minimalist model 693 with a single high bridge and softened contours, making it unisex and extraordinarily versatile. Warm brown lenses or soft violet would bring the gold to life, making this an iconic statement for years to come.

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We can’t wait to make you look your best when our shop opens in June!