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
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
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
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
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
The Fashion Editor
Seemingly delicate—but constitutionally rock-solid—the Chanel Carbon Fiber frames are built to survive the front row. $640; chanel.com
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
The Nonprofit Worker
These earth-tone David Yurman Thoroughbreds project unflashy style and diligence. $295; davidyurman.com