Eye spy

Keeping incognito is just as important as keeping out of the sun’s glare these days. Whether casing out a scene or going undercover to avoid bumping into an ex, a good pair of sunglasses can go a long way. And knowing what to look for can make the search for the perfect pair much easier. Investigate subdued retro styles (that aren’t as over-the-top as last year’s Kanye Westinspired statement shades) and Ray-Ban Wayfarer styles, which have become less conspicuous and more classic after a recent breakthrough resurgence. Ladies should scrutinize the ever-glamorous oversized-square shape made famous by Jackie O and sift through the many options of round, mod-like frames. Check out a few of our favorites.


1. Mosley Tribes yellow gingham sunglasses, $180, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
2. Square-framed sunglasses with a gradient lens, $98, available at Marc by Marc Jacobs
3. Proenza Schouler white-framed sunglasses, $310, available at Louis Boston
4. Ladies hexagon sunglasses, $12, available at Salmagundi
5. Blue-framed sunglasses, $110, available at Marc by Marc Jacobs
6. Oversized zyle frame sunglasses, $545, courtesy of Morgenthal Frederics at Louis Boston
7. Purple aviators, $98, available at Marc by Marc Jacobs

Louis Boston, 234 Berkeley Street, Boston, 617.262.6100, www.louisboston.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs, 81 Newbury Street, Boston, 617.425.0707, www.marcjacobs.com
Saks Fifth Avenue, 1 Ring Road, Boston, 617.262.8500, www.saks.com
Salmagundi, 765 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, 617.522.5047, www.salmagundiboston.com