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Sunglasses aren’t just for summer you know? The sun is shining outside, so why not wear them during the Spring as well? It can be stylish and can protect your eyes from the harmful UVA and UVB lights, which are the 2 most harmful types of UV lights. Random fact, but did you know that additional exposure to UVA and UVB rays may increase the risk for cataracts, macular degeneration and even development of ocular melanoma — a very rare type of cancer? See how important your sunglasses are to your precious eyes?

So for this year, forget about the traditional black frames, think bolder and with more colours! I have seen a lot of over-sized and unique frames on the Spring 2013 runway that has gotten me thinking about getting some new sunglasses. Even some more traditional brands such as Oakley and Ray Ban are coming out with brighter frames. Statement glasses are the one accessory that I think every girl should have at her disposal.

Though we still have a rainy season to get by before we can see the sun, but it’s never too early to start prepping for the hotter months ahead. Here are a few sunglasses that I’ve been eyeing for the summer from Glasses.com.

Michael Stars Quirky Cool $119

With a name like Michael Stars Quirky Cool, it’s easy to guess how you’ll feel when wearing these sunglasses. The design combines the vintage styles of cat-eye frames and aviator glasses, and gradient lenses finish off the hybrid look. These are personally my favourite because I’ve always been a huge fan of cat-eye and aviator! It’s about time that a company starts to combine them together.

Betsey Johnson Shady Lady $157

Achieve fun vintage flair and attention-getting style with these Betsey Johnson Shady Lady sunglasses. The semi-square gradient lenses protect your eyes while still letting you see the world in brilliant true color. Floral, check! Betsey Johnson, check! Vintage frames, check! How perfect are these to match any outfits? These can be easily dressed up and dressed down for any occasions.

Chloe CL 2201 $97
The attractive Chloe CL 2201 sunglasses have a trendy wing design that perfectly combines retro style with modern flair. Intricate design elements, such as the toning shade on the lenses and flared frames, provide glamor on days when you need to feel like a movie star. I feel like these glasses are perfect for those who are a bit hesitant to try out colour frames. While the colour is subtle, it is still noticeably different than the traditional sunglasses. Plus, the colour is quite suitable for all skin tones.

Oakley Pampered $110
The fun and flirty have found their look in the round, cat-eye design of Oakley Pampered. Its O Matter frame keeps things light and comfortable wherever the day might take you. And the vast choice of pop colors like Watermelon, Cucumber Melon, Iris Velvet and Vino makes sure that fun and class are yours every step of the way.

This frame offers the comfort and performance of Oakley Three-Point Fit that holds the lenses in precise optical alignment while looking good in a 6 base lens curvature. As for the lenses, if you want minimized glare you might opt for the polarized lenses with 99% polarization efficiency. Polarized or not, Pampered treats your eyes to the Plutonite lens that provides incredible UV protection and filters out 100% of UVA/UVB/UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm. And lucky for you, the optical precision and impact resistance of Pampered meets or exceeds Z80.3 optical and basic impact standards, so they’ll last as long as you wear them.

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer $129

Ray-Ban® RB2132 New Wayfarer® sunglasses are a slightly smaller interpretation on the most famous style in sunwear. The iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarer is immediately recognizable anywhere in the world. The Ray-Ban signature logo is displayed on both sculpted temples. The New Wayfarer flaunts a softer eye shape than the original and offers both classic and fashion bright color options. These sunglasses allow the wearer to enjoy a classic, celebrated style while adding their own individuality.