These days, there’s almost nothing you can’t buy online. But a pair of sunglasses fitted uniquely to your face and personality shouldn’t be one of them, especially when you’re about to embark on a perfectly planned trip. Fortunately, the folks at Sunglass Hut at MSP are your in-person trend masters for just that, and will set you up for a flawless getaway.
Known for their dramatic look, you won’t want to hide these oversized shades under an umbrella. Trending versions of this classic style feature chunkier frames, unexpected embellishments and cross-category detailing, like cat-eye angles and aviator-like wire rims. Make a splash in Versace’s stone-studded VE4308B; channel ‘70s-era glamour with Dolce & Gabbana’s smoky amethyst and feline-leaning DG2143; keep it chic with Tom Ford’s sleek and shapely Lily; or step up standard tortoise with striking gold accents with Prada’s PR 18SS. Whatever you choose, these frames were made to be seen—and Instagrammed.
Streamlined & Sporty
For trips that extend beyond lounging by the pool to golf, deep-water fishing, motorsports and beyond, you’ll need a bit more function with that fashion. Lightweight frames, flexible arms, polarized lenses and wraparound sun protection can up your game and keep you outside longer. The rimless Lighthouse frame from Maui Jim is so sleek and feather-light, you may forget you’re even wearing them. The all-purpose wraparound Oakley Gascan features a more substantial and impact-resistant frame for when the going gets rough. If you’re an angler heading out to sea, nab Costa Del Mar’s Tuna Alley for its durable nylon frame and crystal-clear lenses. Planning on teeing up? Try the Flak 2.0 XL Prizm Golf from Oakley which offers increased visual contrast for a better read of the course.
Clear Skies Ahead
Gone are the days of standard sunglass color options. In fact, the freshest frames for spring are translucent or clear. With a touch of pink or a steely charcoal undertone, these frames make a subtle statement. Chic travelers may opt for a monochromatic look with the blush-on-blush Greta from Tom Ford or glacial blues of the So Real S by Dior. Those looking to pack a punch could try the clear and cobalt combination on the classic Frogskins by Oakley or blazing orange sunset lenses of the New Wayfarer from Ray-Ban.
On a Thin Wire
Vacationers looking for a lightweight-but-stylish set of frames have many options to choose from this year. Sleek metal lines complement a variety of shapes—from retro round frames to angular aviators and everything in between. Trendsetters should look for delicate brow bars like the gold bridge on Tom Ford’s Holt as well as geometric cutouts like the cat-eye corners of Michael Kors’ Ina shades. Those in search of a festival-ready throwback look will love the 60s-era onyx frames of Gucci’s GG0061S. Lastly, for an all-American classic that never goes out of style, try the gold-on-gold, military-inspired General from Ray-Ban.
Whether you’re looking for an excuse to update your collection or just realized you left your pair at home, stop into Sunglass Hut next time you’re at MSP.
Located in Terminal 1, Airport Mall and open from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily.