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7 Trendy Beach Sunglasses For Your Next Vacay

Sunshine, warm weather, surf, and sand. Who DOESN’T wait all year for summer to finally roll around?! We’ve worked hard and dealt with not-so-fun weather… now the only thing on our minds is a well-deserved beach vacation.

As soon as you set foot on the beach, sunglasses should be on your face.

Sunglasses are iconic. Remember Audrey Hepburn’s darling look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Kanye West’s “Shutter Shades,” anyone?

We have the trendiest suggestions for beach sunglasses so you can hit the sand and surf in style! We promise you’ll find something you love on our sunglasses list.

Why Wear Sunglasses?

The sun gives us life, both figuratively and literally! While basking in the sun has an amazing mood-boosting effect, there can definitely be too much of a good thing. It’s no secret that sunglasses help block the sun’s harmful UV rays. Along with protecting our eyes from damaging UV light, sunglasses boast other reasons to always keep a pair in your purse!

Sunglasses can also act as a barrier from sand, dust, and other eye irritants. The last thing you want to worry about while on a black sand beach is that beautiful sand getting in your eyes! How annoying would that be? Chic shades to the rescue.

Headache sufferers, this one's for you. Sometimes bright lights can trigger a migraine, the sun included! Just say no to spending any part of your beach vacation laid up in your hotel room with Tylenol. Keeping the sun away from your eyes can save you the headache later (pun intended).

We can’t necessarily see UV rays, but we know when something is too bright. Avoid squinting by wearing sunglasses! You don’t want to miss a thing on your beach vacay, and you don’t want premature wrinkles, either.

And did you know eyes can get sunburned?! Let’s NOT do that. We can protect our eyes in multiple ways while being fashionable at the same time!

What to Look for When Shopping for Sunglasses

Just like other accessories, not all sunglasses are created equal! You want to make sure those sunnies in your carry-on are up to the task. 

Whether you’re vacationing in Malibu or setting off for Rio De Janeiro, your sunglasses should be your beach BFF. Here’s what to keep in mind when you’re in the market for beach sunglasses!

  • UV protection, always! This is non-negotiable for taking care of those peepers.
  • Lightweight frames. No way are you only going to spend an hour or two at the beach. Beach days are an all-day affair, so you want to be 100% comfortable wearing your sunglasses for long periods of time.
  • Size matters. Bigger frames usually offer more protection because they offer more coverage! Makes sense, right?
  • Make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Darker lenses and better protection don’t always go hand in hand. When in doubt, read the label! 

What Are Polarized Lenses?

Contrary to popular belief, polarized lenses don’t have anything to do with UV protection. This doesn’t mean it’s just a buzzword, though! Polarized lenses can be important in their own right. 

Polarized lenses help combat glare on reflective surfaces. Because the glare is gone, these lenses also provide more clarity. So, when you’re gazing out into the ocean, polarized lenses can help make it easier on your eyes.

What We Love About These Trendy Beach Sunglasses

Below are our favorite sunglasses to accompany you on your next vacation. We list what we love about each style, how to accessorize them, where to model your chic summer sunnies, and which frames will flatter your face shape.

Not sure what face shape you’re sporting? There are seven face shapes. Instead of getting into a geometry lesson, we’ve cut it down to the easy bits.

The seven different face shapes are:

  1. Heart
  2. Triangle
  3. Diamond
  4. Round
  5. Oval
  6. Rectangle 
  7. Square

Take a peek in the mirror, note your face shape, and read on!

#1: Sito Seduction Sunglasses

sito seduction

Say hello to the Sito Seduction Sunglasses! These adorable frames offer just a hint of retro flair while staying super trendy. With rose gold-colored rims hugging warm lenses, Sito Seduction sunnies look incredible on the beach or laying poolside in Palm Springs.

What We Love:

  • Cat Eye Look
  • Warm Color Palette
  • UV protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes do the Sito Seduction Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Heart-shaped
  • Round
  • Triangle

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Seduction Sunglasses

Warm California vibes fit these cuties for sure. Santa Monica, Malibu, and even Monterey! Do we hear Mexico calling, too?

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Seduction Sunglasses

We can totally see the Sito Seduction frames being paired with a light-colored floppy sun hat, platform wedges, and any number of one-piece swimsuits. 

From our Flower Power Bandeau One Piece to the Feelin Fine Floral Plunge One Piece or our Retro Rainbow Bandeau One Piece, these are a match made in heaven! Take these looks to the French Riviera, stat.

#2: Sito Kinetic Polarized Sunglasses

Oh, Sito Kinetic Polarized Sunglasses. We adore you. These sunnies absolutely make a statement and are perfect for when you’re feeling bold. Vivid red tones and striking angles on these trendy sunglasses will definitely catch a cutie’s eye. 

What We Love:

  • Bold design
  • Polarized Lenses (cuts down on the sun’s glare!)
  • UV Protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes Do the Sito Kinetic Polarized Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Heart-shaped
  • Round
  • Oval
  • Diamond

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Kinetic Polarized Sunglasses

These trendy sunglasses exude a party feel: think Miami, Ibiza, or Cancun!

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Kinetic Polarized Sunglasses:

There are multiple ways you can style these sunglasses for your beach vacation! You can let the Sito Kinetic Polarized Sunglasses do the talking: combine these sunnies with a minimalist swimsuit look from our Wanderlust Solids collection. 

You can even make your whole outfit a statement piece! Think a vibrantly patterned swimsuit, and maybe a matching red lip — SO chic for this upcoming summer.

#3: Sito Orbiter Sunglasses

sito oribiter

What’s not to adore about the Sito Orbiter Sunglasses? These classic beauties have a soft silhouette that will never go out of style. They’re super lightweight, too, so you may even forget you’ve been wearing them on the Miami coastline all day!

What We Love:

  • Classically Elegant Frames
  • Pastel Lenses
  • UV protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes Do the Sito Orbiter Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Square
  • Oval
  • Rectangle

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Orbiter Sunglasses

These frames have us dreaming of Europe all day. Take them to Majorca, the Madeira Islands, and Mykonos!

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Orbiter Sunglasses

Because these sunnies have rounded frames, they look incredibly chic matched up with a simple swimsuit style. Try sporting our Wanderlust Solids Over the Shoulder One Piece, and go wild with the accessories: bangles, necklaces, and of course, this Hippie Chic Kimono

This is such a sophisticated and stylish European look!

#4: Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses

Let’s show some love to our Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses, shall we? These sultry sunnies give us festival vibes for sure. The gold fleck detailing in these frames will make you feel like royalty as you lounge in the sand.

What We Love:

  • Eye-Catching Design
  • Tortoiseshell Details
  • Polarized Lenses
  • UV Protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes Do the Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Heart-shaped
  • Round
  • Oval
  • Rectangle

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses:

No strangers to a party, these sunglasses are ready to conquer Copacabana and Waikiki. Your sandals also double as dancing shoes, right?

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses:

Get ready for this one. We love the Zodiac Bralette Top + Wanderlust Solids High Waisted Bottoms combo, and dark strappy sandals on lock.

If you have hair that is on the longer side, a middle part with two French braids would look so on-trend. Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses: we see you. And we love you.

#5: Sito Inner Vision Sunglasses

Our Sito Inner Vision Sunglasses have such iconic energy that cannot be beaten. These sunnies truly stand out in the best way. Pale pink acetate frames enrobe pink lenses that will give you total heart eyes. 

We think these sunglasses would feel right at home at the beach party scene!

What We Love:

  • Show-Stopping, Distinct Style
  • Pink Color
  • UV Protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes Do the Sito Inner Vision Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Heart-shaped
  • Round
  • Triangle
  • Diamond

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Inner Vision Sunglasses:

Way too cool for school, don these sunnies in both party destinations such as Cabo and more laidback locales like Sardinia in Italy!

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Inner Vision Sunglasses

With sunglasses in this pink color, you will want to be sure your beach attire matches. Solids are usually a safe bet, but what if you don’t necessarily want to play it safe?! We have the outfit for you. 

Our Psychedelic Zebra Plunge One Piece compliments these glasses in the best way: with a hint of pink in this swimsuit tying your whole look together. Beach babe alert!

#6: Sito Good Life Sunglasses

“Welcome to the good lifeeee!” We want to lip-sync to T-Pain with a fruity drink in hand and the Sito Good Life Sunglasses on our faces. Oversized frames are flattering on anyone, and these sunglasses are no exception. 

With a beach backdrop this summer, the Sito Good Life Sunglasses are oh-so radiant.

What We Love:

  • Oversized Frames
  • Tortoiseshell Details
  • UV Protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes Do the Sito Good Life Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Heart-shaped
  • Round
  • Triangle
  • Diamond
  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Oval

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Good Life Sunglasses:

Elegance and sex appeal? Obviously! Take these stunners out to all of the European beaches, please.

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Good Life Sunglasses:

Jackie O popularized oversized sunglasses back in the 1960s, but these glasses can’t be contained by one decade. We envision our Sito Good Life Sunglasses matched up with a sleek one-piece swimsuit. 

Don’t forget the In a Trance Tropical Pareo Wrap and some chunky earrings, for good measure.

#7: Sito Cult Vision Sunglasses

We can’t get over how trendy these Sito Cult Vision Sunglasses are. These glasses are the perfect mix of both angular and rounded styles! You’ve earned the right to look as stylish as you will with these cute shades.

What We Love:

  • Oversized Frames
  • Soft Pink Color
  • UV Protection
  • Plant-Based Acetate Frames
  • Sustainable Packaging

What Face Shapes Do the Sito Good Life Sunglasses Work Best For?

  • Heart-shaped
  • Round
  • Triangle
  • Diamond
  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Oval

Best Beaches to Wear the Sito Cult Vision Sunglasses:

These sunglasses would fit in perfectly on a Caribbean getaway. They just feel so magically tropical!

A Complete Look Featuring Sito Cult Vision Sunglasses:

Any number of our Triangle Bikini Tops would totally elevate these chic shades. Bump up the sex appeal with Hipster Bikini Bottoms and you’ll be turning heads all along the shoreline. What about a messy bun on top, for an effortlessly sultry look? We vote yes!

Conclusion

Sunglasses are accessory powerhouses: giving you both style and practicality in one adorable package! And you don’t have to limit yourself to only one pair. Having multiple pairs of sunglasses helps ease any fears of being without them if your luggage gets misplaced. 

Rocking multiple pairs also comes in handy because each pair of sunnies gives off wildly different vibes! 

If you’re feeling more like a wallflower one day with a book and your beach towel, there are sunnies for you. Want everyone on Venice Beach to KNOW when you’ve arrived? There are sunglasses made for you, too.

Keeping your summer beach wardrobe in mind, where you’ll be traveling, and your face shape, there are so many sunglass options out there! Now go forth (trendy beach sunglasses in hand), and make those summer memories.

Sources:

Vitamin D and Depression: Where is all the Sunshine? | PMC

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation | Cancer.org

Punaluu Black Sand Beach | GoHawaii.com