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Made in Shade

Summer solstice — the longest day of the year — arrives this year on June 20, signaling that we have just 77 days left until Labor Day. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular cityscape views, The Shops at Columbus Circle is the place to take it all in. And with all that extra sunshine, you might want to pick up a fabulous new pair of sunglasses or a chic hat to shade you from the rays.

For a look your friends will admire all summer, pick up a pair of Dior Sideral 2 Round Sunglasses. The retro cat-eye shape is the must-have trend for the season. These oversized wire frames have a subtle winged edge that will make any outfit pop. And it’s no wonder they have the timeless feel of Capri: They’re made in Italy.

Morgenthal Frederics is known for its beautifully hand-crafted frames, and its Style Icons Series will allow you to channel your favorite fashionista. The Heidi frame is reminiscent of the eternal glamour of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and comes in a mix of materials, with titanium arms and a burgundy acetate rim. It is sure to turn heads as you make your entrance.

When it comes to keeping cool — and looking cool — the Panama hat is a classic that never goes out of fashion and goes with everything. J.Crew’s adaptation of this iconic design is hand-woven in Ecuador and comes in three shades: white, natural, and beige. At H&M, you’ll find a version made from lightweight braided straw and finished off with a grosgrain ribbon. But a warning: This hat also looks good on guys, so watch out that your boyfriend doesn’t steal it.

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