When Jenna Lyons sees an issue, you can be sure she’ll address it. Case in point? J.Crew’s first-ever line of shades, Sunglasses by J.Crew, inspired by a problem faced regularly by the brand’s Creative Director. With a variety of classic frames ranging from oversized to cat-eye styles, the collection also introduces a new type of aviator that features a more flattering curve to improve the look in photos: “Every time I see myself in a picture and I’m wearing aviators, I think ‘ugh’,” said Lyons to The New York Times . “They have a tendency to tilt down so that the top of the glass lifts away from your eyebrow and the bottom hits the top of your cheek. They aren’t that flattering in photos—I know that sounds silly, but for us, it’s a big thing.”
Available online and in select stores, the 18-piece women’s collection boasts custom-created colors and high-quality materials—think acetate frames, extra durable hardware and scratch-resistant lenses with 100% UV protection. Priced between $98 and $128, you can bet we’ll put the newly curved aviator to the test (hello, selfie game!) and of course, rock the remaining styles come summer.
Shop The Collection
Sam Sunglasses in Neon Persimmon
Irving Sunglasses in Blush Crystal
Jack Sunglasses in Gold
Betty Sunglasses in Tortoise Mirror