There’s something very feminine and alluring about a cat-eye frame. Kate Spade New York modernizes the classic look by offering its Genette 56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses ($175) in trendy colors like mint.
Nordstrom, Christiana Mall, Newark, www.nordstrom.com
While soaking up the sun, look effortlessly cool with a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs 51MM Square Wayfarer Sunglasses for a fraction of the price. At Saks Off Fifth, frames that normally sell for $120 retail are just $39.99.
Saks Off Fifth, Christiana Fashion Center, 2500 Fashion Center Blvd., Newark, www.saksoff5th.com
What’s old is new, and mod never seems to go out of fashion. Get the retro look a la John Lennon (or the Olsen Twins) with a pair of Tokyo Matte Round sunglasses. At just $14 a pair, grab one for you and one for your fashionable best friend, too.
Francesca’s, 3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 655-5222, www.francescas.com
If you’re into extreme sports and the outdoors, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Costas ($149-$279). Developed by a group of fishermen, the patented lens and frame technology is designed to stand up to the toughest elements. Each frame style is customizable. Simply select your size and frame color, then choose your lens material and lens color. Available in both regular and prescription lenses.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1365 N. Dupont Hwy., Suite 6000, Dover, 678-9160, www.costadelmar.com
How often do we forget our trusty bottle of water on our way to the beach? The rise in chic water bottles can help. Super stylish, many are also remarkably functional—most keep your beverages cold for up to 24 hours. The S’well bottle is perfect for those on the go and will keep your drinks extra cold, thanks to the non-toxic stainless steel interior. The bottles are available in three sizes and a dizzying array of colors and patterns, from art-deco hearts to shimmery metallics. The bottles can even be monogrammed. Prices range from $25-$45. (Don’t forget: Staying hydrated is key to warding off dry skin and parched strands.)
Artisans Gifts & More, 2113 Concord Pike, Fairfax Shopping Center, Wilmington, 651-9900