Where to go on summer vacation is every bit as important as deciding what to wear once you’re there. Free from your everyday office casual wardrobe, it’s your time to shine and really express yourself. Below, you’ll find a variety of options from SmartBuyGlasses.ca which I think you’ll find useful for your next big trip.


Whether you are headed for the vibrant beach life of Cancún or are intending to hike inland to the famed Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Mexico is a place of unlimited treasures. Right on the doorstep, it is easy to get to, affordable, and has guaranteed sunshine. There’s a wealth of history to see and relaxing holiday vibes to enjoy. If you’re coming out of a hard Minnesotan winter, what’s not to love?! If you do decide that Mexico is the place for you this summer make sure you bring the right frames for the trip.

These ones in particular:

For him: Maui Jim Makaha – This wraparound style affords maximum protection from the sun. They’re great for anyone who wants a more active holiday.

For her: Ray-Ban RB3556 Octagonal – Irregular shapes are in this summer, and what better time to stand out and rock the latest trend than on vacation?

The Bahamas

Everyone’s favorite paradise archipelago! Fly into the brightly colored and bustling Bahamian capital, Nassau, to get a real feel for everyday life before pushing off onto one of the smaller, quieter, island beaches. You could even have a look at the famed Big Major Cay (more famously known as Pig Beach) to see the world famous little oinkers swimming happily in their bay.

For this island adventure these sunnies are recommended:

For him: Persol Clip-on Polarized – No need to mess around with prescription sunglasses. Channel a little James Dean cool with these clip-ons. The hottest trend for men this summer, they should be either gold or silver framed.

For her: Quay Australia Vivienne Gold Rose – These aviator frames are polarized to offer better glare protection from the sand and sea. They’re also massively affordable so you won’t worry about leaving them on the beach when you need to cool off with a little swim.

London, England

Ah, the old country! A wonderful urban dichotomy of cutting edge modernity and hidden historical gems. Discover the next big thing in food or fashion by visiting one of the many pop up expos and restaurants that litter the nation’s capital, and enjoy some of the most vibrant night life the world has to offer. Alternatively, visit the oldest house in London at 41 Cloth Fair which survived the Great Fire of 1666, and soak up some more culture at the Natural History and British museums.

For this suave city break take these frames with you:

For him: Ray-Ban Round Metal – Utterly fitting for a city that has it all, these vintage cool frames will look great anytime, anywhere.

For her: Superdry Shockwave – Bring the British brand home and enjoy their lightweight robust build, that offers long lasting comfort. Exactly what you need for days of exploration.

Quebec, Canada

If your budget won’t stretch to Europe this summer, then look a little closer to home for some equally fabulous ideas! As Canada’s French speaking capital, being in Quebec will make you feel like you’re walking the streets of Paris anyway. A beautiful city with cobblestone streets and an historic old town centre, it is a wonderfully cooler alternative to sand and sea vacations.

To discover this wonderful city take:

For him: Tom Ford Jared – Tom Ford is the ambassador of men’s style and these black framed aviators will provide you with the look you need to take on Canada’s French capital.

For her: LMNT Madonna – These Marilyn Monroe revival cat eye frames are the hottest shades to wear right now. Look your summer best for your northern vacation.