Vision Quest | Go Green In These Colorful Sunglasses

Photo: Knockaround Peacock Life Premiums, $30.

As summer edges near, its the right time to invest in a new, or a few, pair of sunnies. Skip the staples, like the matte black, grey fog and tortoise, and try something a little of out of the ordinary. Sunglasses with green frames and or lenses are on a different level, and sure to bring a little color pop to your wardrobe, even if it’s the only place that happens.

The variations in these shades ranges from playful to professional. On the fun side of the fence, the Algorithms by Spitfire are a bright and sunny color, with an over the top style – the entire lens is actually one one piece that spans the front. For something as creative, but in a more standard silhouette, we like the Peacock Life Premiums by Knockaround. Not only are these sunglasses inexpensive and durable (a combination not found all too often), but designed in tandem with an elementary school in San Diego, with all proceeds donated to ArtReach.

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If you’re not interested in the conversation pieces, more reserved models exist that are not only unexpected in color, but also work-appropriate. The Clip On Voltaire by Ahlem is a great option for optical frames that turn into sunglasses, with khaki green hued attachments. And the Benson Sunglasses, by Raen, are a rich forest green lens, with hyper light wire frames, ensuring comfort and wearability during those long summer  days.