Portrait of the editor looking like a babe in Quay sunglasses.

photo: @helloalle

It's summer, and that means one thing: it's sunglasses season.

Far from a simple fashion accessory, you *need* sunglasses — they don't just look cool, they also protect your eyes from sun damage. And take it from someone who dealt with that in 2016 — it's not fun.

But that doesn't mean they can't be cute as hell. Here are 11 influencers and the on-trend sunglasses they'll be wearing all. Summer. Long. Go forth and find a new pair, summer lovers!

(And because I love you, my sunglasses are the Kitti from Quay Australia. Consider that a bonus).

It's the trend of the summer — Victoria Song LOVES her teeny tiny cat eye sunglasses from Le Specs.

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Le Specs' The Last Lolita sunglasses ($120, Net-A-Porter).

Steffanie Strazzere is our alien overlord in these out-of-this-world Adele Mildred sunglasses.

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Diamanda sunglasses ($220, Adele Mildred).

Anne Curtis Smith looks like an angel in these angular heart glasses from Saint Laurent.

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Curtis is wearing the Saint Laurent Lou Lou glasses ($490, Neiman Marcus).

If you don't have $500 burning a hole in your pocket, Urban Outfitters has a pair of white plastic glasses in the same style ($18, Urban Outfitters), and if you want more color options, I'll give you one guess as to where said options abound ($10, Amazon).

Ami and Aya Suzuki, AKA Amiaya, are killing it in colorful clear frames from Polaroid.

Jessica Haze is yr fave in flat, sculptural cat eye glasses look that don't cost a fortune.

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Slim streamlined cat eye silhouette sunnies ($5, Sunglass Spot)

Desi Perkins shows the world how it's DONE in oversized aviators.

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Quay Australia Sahara aviators ($65, Nordstrom).

Claudia Marcela is blessing us with her oversized, sculptural sunglass style.

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Valley Eyewear Wolves sunglasses ($200, Valley Eyewear). Read a review of these glasses right here.

Shiona Turini is summertime goals in thin-framed circular sunnies.

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She's wearing the YSL classic 210 sunglasses ($405, YSL). Again, if you don't have that kind of hot cash lying around, I direct you to Urban Outfitters, which has a line of dupes ($18, Urban Outfitters).

Embrace yr inner '90s grunge superstar like Noor with perfectly retro rounded, Kurt Cobain-inspired glasses.

photo: @noore

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Retro tapered glasses ($10, Zero UV).

Mpho Lebajoa's crystal blue rounded sunglasses are perfect for heating up any summer days.

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Quay Australia Unbothered sunglasses ($40, Quay).

Lou Royal is a STAR in her teeny tiny oval sunnies.

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Blank Sunglasses in Perky ($34, Blank Sunglasses).