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Candy-Red Sunglasses Make Every Outfit More Interesting

Tilda Swinton for Gentle Monster by Erik Madigan Heck.

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There are very few things that Tilda Swinton wears that the average person could rationally incorporate into her own outfits. Red sunglasses however, happen to be one of the few pieces you should consider. Take a look at this Gentle Monster ad — the slick shades are striking against her skin and look especially stylish against the matching top. And it can work the same magic on everyone, even if you’re not into monochromatic dressing. A pair of cherry-red sunglasses can spice up a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt or transform a simple black dress and heels into a chic, powerful look worthy of any Phoebe Philo–lover. Scroll below to shop our favorites.

Le Specs Cubanos Sunglasses
$59 at Shopbop

Want something playful? These mirrored shades have a fun, surfer vibe.

Raen square sunglasses
Sale Price: $67 (57 percent off) at ASOS

For those who prefer the classic Wayfarer style, a red pair looks just as good on any face as a black style.
Original Price: $156

Sonix Elliot 48mm Cat Eye Gradient Sunglasses
$49 at Nordstrom

Don’t want to spend a lot but still looking for something with drama? These are less than $50 and have an exaggerated cat-eye shape.

alice + olivia Aberdeen sunglasses
$225 at Shopbop

This Alice + Olivia pair has been a hit at Shopbop and it’s nearly sold out. If you missed the chance to get them, they’re also available here as well.

Salvatore Ferragamo cat-eye sunglasses
$246 at Bloomingdale’s

If you’re down to spend a bit more, this Ferragamo pair frames the face beautifully and costs just a hair under $250.

Gentle Monster Eye Eye RD1
$250 at Gentle Monster

Tilda looks great in these and so will you.

Dolce & Gabbana round sunglasses
$270 at Dolce & Gabbana

Round sunglasses are a bit quirky and very social-media friendly, especially when you factor in that they’re red and sparkly.

Versace #Frenergy visor sunglasses
$290 at Versace

These are sporty, futuristic and looked super cool on the runway worn with a printed minidress.

Valentino Rockloop Square Brow-Bar Sunglasses
$350 at Neiman Marcus

Here’s another trend in sunglasses: the brow bars that add a masculine edge to any frame.

Gucci square sunglasses
$360 at Nordstrom

Because they’re by Gucci, they’re sparkly and very oversized for that quirky granny effect.

Thierry Lasry Wavvvy Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Photo: nicolas louis
Thierry Lasry Wavvvy Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses
$580 at Bergdorf Goodman

These are by far the most expensive of the bunch but they also have a unique design — the retro-inspired frames feature two different colored lenses to give the illusion of cutouts at the edges of the eyes.

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Candy-Red Sunglasses Make Every Outfit More Interesting