Sporty ArcAngel by Nike, $149. Women’s milled graphics frames made from layers of acetate with polarized lenses. Available in a range of colors (shown in mink). Marchon Eyewear, 800-544-1336; marchon.com.
Supersized The Rio by Initium, $220. Women’s Italian-made acetate frames with double-gradient polarized lenses to provide maximum protection. JEP Boutique, 858-551-0600; jepboutique.com.
Bling Gucci, $300. Women’s oversized tinted lenses and lightweight metal frames with chain detail on temples. Solstice Sunglass Boutique, University Towne Centre, 858-450-2555; solsticestores.com.
Performance Zenith by Tag Heuer, $295. Flexible and ultra-light with six lense shapes and sizes, four shield colors and five arm colors for men and women. Visit tagheuer.com for retail locations.
Classic Breaker Bay by Tommy Bahama, $175. Men’s polarized, mirrored lenses on a lightweight metal frame. Glasses come in bronze (shown) or dark gunmetal. Tommy Bahama, 858-551-8686 La Jolla; tommybahama.com.
Aviator Corsair by Morgenthal Frederics, $425. Titanium frames with polarized green lenses are an easy classic for men and women. Classical Eye, Fashion Valley, 619-295-0537; classicaleyeoptometry.com.
The Best of North County 2015
Our annual homage to the newest restaurants, shops, and activities keeping the region above I-56 the cool place it is—haute strip malls, million-dollar tract homes, and all!