After a gloriously long Memorial Day weekend, we here at Salt City Optics are ready to head down to the beach for the rest of summer. A little salt in our hair, a little sand between our toes, and the perfect sunnies to keep us protected and looking sharp all day long. Beach style is all about being laid-back and relaxed while soaking up the sun, while never blending in. We’ve collected some of the best easy, breezy summer sunglasses to choose from to help you get ready for all of your upcoming summer vacations. All of these sunglasses are available in prescription lenses and are customizable so you can pick the best lenses for your style!
Lenses with a good amount of wrap, wide temples for full coverage, and rubberized nose and ear pads are perfect for active days on the beach. Look for frames with an 8 base lens curvature to ensure that your face is fully covered. These styles are perfect for sports like beach volleyball, wave running, wake boarding, and running across the beach. The rubberized nose and ear pads work with your sweat as you perspire, adding extra grip as you go all day.
For men, we’ve selected the Smith Dockside, beginning at $248 for frames and lenses. These sunglasses from Smith are available with Smith’s ChromaPop lens technology, giving you the most high-definition experience possible while on the beach. Choose a lens with a gray base, best for intensely sunny days.
For women, try the Spy Farrah sunglasses, starting at just $204. These sunglasses offer the high wrap curve, perfect for active lenses as well as a fashionable oversized style for an extra feminine pop. All of our Spy sunglasses are also available with Spy’s Happy Lens technology, built to maximize the sun’s best rays and blocking out the damaging rays. Added color contrast will bring the beach to life. Read more about Spy Happy lenses here.
We all know that sunglasses with a hint of Clubmaster or Wayfarer style are perfect for lazy beach days spent in style. But why go basic when you can try something new in a style made for everyone? Elevate your style and make everyone at the beach jealous by combining the best of these classic shapes with updated designs.
The Oakley Frogskin sunglasses are known for their original and iconic 1980s style inspiration. All of Oakley’s sunglasses come with their True Digital lens technology, meaning these lenses are precisely cut and ideal for you. The Frogskin’s are also available with Oakley’s new Prizm lens technology, optimizing the glasses for specific sports and environments. Starting at $324 for frames and lenses, these are perfect for a day at the beach or driving through the coast.
If you love the beach, you are probably like us in also loving the planet and doing all you can to protect it! ZEAL makes their Kennedy glasses with eco-friendly materials so you can be fashionable and show off your love of Earth at the same time! The frame is made with Z-Resin made from Castor Bean and their lenses are also now made with Ellume Bio-Plastic lenses. Be bold in these Kennedy frames starting at just $339 for frames and lenses.
Nothing will make you more nostalgic for days at the beach than these retro styles! Wear them and be instantly transported to the 1950s beach parties and surf competitions of your dreams! Retro beach styles are all about bold frame and color choices, calling back to the golden years of Hollywood.
The quintessential retro shape for women is the cat eye. Quirky, fun, original, and perfect for the beach. The Kate Spade brand is one of the top brands for women and we are featuring the Kate Spade Livia, a frame coming currently in three unique colors. These feature a more oval shape, making them stand out on any face shape, especially rounder faces. Starting at $264 for both frames and lenses, these will make you the talk of the town.
The retro trend is all about fun, odd, and interesting shapes. It doesn’t get much more interesting than with the Spy Mulholland sunglasses. These geometric lenses are the perfect callback to the styles of the 1960s and 70s. Paired with the Spy Happy Lenses, you will be California Dreaming all summer long. These start at just $249.
Beach bum casual meets city glamour with oversized frames, always perfect for the sun on the beach. Stand out while also protecting the delicate skin around your eyes from the harsh sunlight. With grey based lenses, you will have full coverage protection for your eyes while you lay out in the sun.
The Spy Fiona glasses begin at $189, a small price to pay for their big style. They feature a bold butterfly shape with unique wrapped frame detailing. If you’d like to stand out but stick to a more classic oversized style, the Von Zipper Trudie are for you. These frames are built for upmost comfort with durable nylon frames and impact resistant lenses. These $169 frames are as ready for summer as you are.
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