Winter is now definitely upon us. And whether you are skiing in Colorado, relaxing on some remote Caribbean beach, or shopping your way through Manhattan, a great pair (or two, or three…) of winter sunglasses is essential. First of all, a girl has to look good and everybody looks good in a great pair of shades. But, more importantly, when it comes to winter we need to protect our eyes and the delicate skin surrounding them. The winter sun is lower in the sky than in summer and as a result there are more harmful UV rays out to age us. Even on cloudy winter days the hidden sun is secretly aging skin. So, along with proper sun protection for the skin, a great pair of winter sunglasses will keep you looking young while at the same time keep you looking stylish. Our top seven choices are below, but if you have a great pair of winter shades, feel free to share them in the comments.

#1. Jacques Marie Mage Special project Liane Jasper Sunglasses

These oversized Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses are THE look this winter! While a lot of oversized glasses are just too much for women with smaller faces, the lighter tones in these glasses work for many different faces and fashions. Handcrafted in Italy!

#2. Gucci Women’s Gradients

When it comes to sunglasses, you can usually never go wrong with a pair by Gucci. These oversized cream and gold would be right at home either on South Beach or skiing the black diamonds at Killington.

#3. Cartier Edition SANTOS-Dumont Polarized Aviator

Aviators will never go out of style, but some are more stylish than others. For winter 2017, this proves to be no exception, and these Cartier Aviators in green glass and silver metal with just a hint of leather really make a statement.

#4. Chrome Hearts – All You Can Eat

Chrome Hearts has been making incredible sunglasses for years now and these All You Can Eats are everything in an awesome pair of winter shades. With sterling silver finished by Italian artisans, these retro glasses would de rigueur either on the slopes of Gstaad or anywhere actually. Fierce!

#5. Dolce & Gabbana Rose Rims

Embellished rim sunglasses were big on the runway in Fall 2016 and they are now big on streets in 2017. While some of these trendy glasses were completely over the top with them amount of bling added to the rims, the simple flowers of these along with the mirrored lenses make for a sexy combination of fashion and future.

#6. Gucci Havanas

Like I said, you can never have enough Gucci when it comes to sunglasses (and actually pretty much everything else when you think about it). Marbled frames were all over the place a few years back and then fell by the wayside. It would appear that for Winter 2017 they are back, and with Gucci’s butterfly style and just a hint of gold, these Havanas will be stay in style for years to come.

#7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Cat Eyes

Double rim sunglasses have been in style for a few seasons now and they look to have a few seasons left. These Cat Eyes in pink beige with double gold and copper frames will look great on women with smaller faces.

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