An interesting pair of sunglasses is a simple way to elevate any golf outfit. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of only wearing safe frames, and while aviators or rectangle frames are great, why not mix things up this summer? In honor of National Sunglasses Day (June 27) we picked out the freshest, most eye-catching pairs to wear on and off the course. From tiny rounded sunglasses to full-face shields, these glasses have you covered when it comes to style and sun protection.
The hardware on these sunglasses are plated 24K gold, for an extra-luxe feel to the already stylish shades. The angular remix on a classic frame shape is flattering for both men and women, while the tortoise pattern adds even more sophisticated personality. The dark green lens block harmful rays and can be customized to your prescription.
While most sunglasses you’ll see are dark or have bold colors, neutral color sunnies are a great look to try this summer. These champagne Revo sunglasses will match everything, fit great and enhance clarity through 18 holes and beyond.
These Bose sunglasses bring tech to the eyewear game. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can listen to music and make calls from these speaker-headphones. Those around you will barely hear a thing, so you can keep your calls private. The frames will also connect to the Golfshot app so you can get golf stats and yardages read to you, too.
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The Oakley PRIZM lens is second to none when it comes to golf. The clarity and enhanced contrast that the lens provides will protect your eyes and actually help your game because you’ll be able to read greens and identify grass transitions better. The Crossrange frame is a fan favorite, but the EVZero Stride is on-trend with the popular shield-look. These glasses are rimless for an entirely unimpeded view, and they wrap slightly to protect from light coming in at all angles.
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These mountaineering-inspired frames are modern and athletic. The mineral lens filters light for an ultra-clear view, and they’re polarized to block UV rays. The side panels block glare for even more eye protection, but can also be removed if you need your peripherals clear. If you’ve been wanting to try this style of frames out, this is a great starter pair that will look good on almost any face.
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Geometric frames are a fun style to try and a flattering look for most face-shapes. These Persol sunglasses are designed and crafted in Italy with crystal-tempered lenses that provide clear, distortion-free views. The classic tortoise look and the comfortable fit make for a stylish, performance-ready pair of golf sunglasses.
SHOP NOW: $360
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Small and round sunglasses are popular in the fashion world, but these Warby Parker shades are scratch-resistant so you can wear them almost anywhere. The lenses block 100 percent of UV rays with a gradient shading that lengthens the look. Thin frames with rounded edges like these will soften a sharp jawline on square-shaped faces and narrower pairs are great for oblong faces. The best part about this brand is that you can test them out at home (along with a few other styles) and decide if this fashion risk one you want to take before you buy.
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Nike Eyewear’s most recent collection is high-tech, stylish and designed for golf. They are Paul Casey-approved and he’s been seen wearing them on tour. The tint in these shades amplifies the white of the ball against grass and filters light for an assist in reading the greens. These Helix Elite Mirrored glasses are extremely lightweight and are ventilated on the temple arms to prevent fogging and moisture accumulation. The nose bridge is adjustable for extra comfort and the color options will elevate any outfit.
SHOP NOW: $210
The slight leopard print on the side of these frames are a fun touch to these 1980s-inspired sunglasses. These shades are virtually indestructible, made from grilamid and sturdy 50-barrel hinges. The oversize shape offers more sun protection to the eyes and surrounding skin, a smart move for extra-sunny rounds.
SHOP NOW: $110
Adding new colors is an easy way to increase flair and individuality into your sunglasses game. These Carrera aviators have an edgy-yet-rounded shape that will flatter most faces. It’s a fun take on the traditional aviator-style and the bridge connected to the brow bar adds a unique touch to the look. Sunglasses with gradient lenses, like these, are sneaky good for golf because it is darker on the top and lighter on the bottom so you get a lighter view looking down at the ball during your swing.
SHOP NOW: $149
These shield shades originally caught our eye with Ray-Ban released a pair with 24-carat gold-plated lenses. The flashy, extravagant glasses sold out instantly but this gold-colored version is more practical anyway. The metal frames have a barely-there feel and the wrapping pilot-style provides full coverage. These glasses are best for faces that are wider in the cheekbone area, but gold looks good on everyone.
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Reks has a collection of affordable golf sunglasses that still look good and provide the performance elements you need on the course. These limited-edition carbon frame shades are extremely durable and the lenses are shatter-resistant.
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