One of my favorite accessories, and I think one of the most important is a great pair of classic sunglasses.
Many people state that they refuse to spend over 100 dollars for sunglasses as they tend to sit on them or otherwise break them. However, I have several pairs which I have used for a few years. The simple solution is using a hard case when you are not wearing them. This alone will alone prevent most accidents.
With that in mind we can look at some do's and don'ts for your next pair of sunnies. Avoid large logos, emblazoned on the side. Also odd colors such as white and red just scream fashion victim, and are quickly dated. Stick to the classics, black or tortoise shell, only. Make sure to inspect the glasses carefully and avoid buying one which say they are made in China, you want to be paying for quality after all. The most important thing is that they fit your face. So make sure to go into a store and try some on.
Keep in mind plastic frames are not adjustable on the bridge, so if the fit is off on plastic frames, its best to move on to another pair, or another size in the same style.
Once you know what you want, you can typically find them on the internet for about 40% off retail. Just be careful not to fall prey to cheap knock-offs.
Here are a few quick ideas, feel free to experiment with stylized versions, or find your own favorites.
Ray ban Aviator:
Available in multiple sizes, and colorways. Simple, classic, effective. Feel free to experiment with other companies offerings with slightly different shaped lenses. Find whats right for you.
Ray ban Wayfarer:
A classic from blues brothers to Bob Dylan. Now available in multiple sizes. 50, 52, 54, and 55 mm. Stick with the smaller sizes for an updated look.
Another timeless looking pair, sported by the new James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. Lots of high quality designs available.