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

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

Best Summer Sunglasses

Summer Chic
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
The Social Media Expert
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
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
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 CEO
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

The Fashion Editor
The Fashion Editor

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

The Architect
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

The Nonprofit Worker
The Nonprofit Worker

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