Photograph by Dean Isidro

Best Summer Sunglasses

  1. Summer Chic
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    Summer Chic

    With the sun shining and the weather really starting to heat up, it's time to grab some new summer sunglasses. You can go for a conservative retro-chic look or something totally wild and colorful. It's summer, you've got a little more freedom than usual. Embrace it.


    Yet we're here to help. Bloomberg Businessweek selects the right pair for every profession.

    Photograph by Dean Isidro
  2. The Social Media Expert
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    The Social Media Expert

    Eternally cool, wayfarers are the blue jeans of sunglasses. Toms’s variation, the Bamako, is ideal for a casual work environment. $129; toms.com

  3. The Ad Exec
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    The Ad Exec

    Equal parts Robert McNamara and beatnik, the Lookmatic Ricky fits anyone with a business card bearing the word “creative.” $65; lookmatic.com

  4. The PR Queen
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    The PR Queen

    Suited to a strong personality, Gant by Michael Bastian’s bright Jan frames double as a blast shield against red-carpet flashbulbs. $200; gant.com

  5. The CEO
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    The CEO

    The 3019 from Persol—the preferred eyewear of Steve McQueen, the original Thomas Crown—is for the man who strives mightily to make it look easy. $360; sunglasshut.com

  6. The Fashion Editor
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    The Fashion Editor

    Seemingly delicate—but constitutionally rock-solid—the Chanel Carbon Fiber frames are built to survive the front row. $640; chanel.com

  7. The Architect
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    The Architect

    With a touch of Bauhaus minimalism, the Paul Smith Foxley features a single piece of perforated metal and cleanly hung panes of glass. $350; paulsmith.co.uk

  8. The Nonprofit Worker
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    The Nonprofit Worker

    These earth-tone David Yurman Thoroughbreds project unflashy style and diligence. $295; davidyurman.com