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These Retro Sunglasses Are Already Our Must-Have Spring Style

Gucci wins again.

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Deciding what to wear in the beginning of spring requires a bit of give and take. As in, one day it’s 60 degrees and the perfect moment to debut your open-toed mules, the next, you’re getting pummeled by hail, even snow, and you’ve got to unpack that puffer. Again. But whatever the forecast throws at us, there's always one accessory you'll find in our purse as a kind of talisman for sunshine: shades. And this season, we're all about the oversized, over-embellished sunglasses from Gucci's SS17 collection. 
 
Ever since Alessandro Michele waved his magical wand over the Italian brand, we haven't stopped drooling over it's amped-up accessories and inspired ads. When we first saw Petra Collins' video campaign for the famed fashion house, which whisks away the ‘70s-inspired sunnies to a Turkish bathhouse that time forgot (but one that also, quite conveniently, transformed into a venue for a technicolor party), it made the waiting for sunshine all the more excruciating. 

But regardless of temperature, these retro frames will deliver a springtime vibe and wake up your outfit thanks to a heavy helping of clear acetate, rhinestones, pearls, glitter and anything else you can pile on to give Janis Joplin a run for her money. Besides, if Collins' clip is anything to go by, these glasses weren't made exclusively for outdoor use, anyway. 
 
Check out the rad Petra Collins x Gucci advert and scroll down to shop Gucci's fabulously oversized, embellished sunglasses for spring – along with a selection of copycat styles for a fraction of the price: 

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Gucci Square-Frame Star Stud Sunglasses - $700
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Gucci Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses - $485
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Gucci Cat Eye Metal Glasses With Crystals - $770
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Linda Farrow Flower Sunglasses - $290
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Linda Farrow Sun Sunglasses - $325
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Gasoline Glamour Loud As Hell Joplin Glasses - $78
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Full Pearls Deco Women Sunglasses - $17
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Dolls Kill Ice Queen Cat Eye Sunglasses - $20
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Dolls Kill Rose Aviator Sunglasses - $40
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H&M Polarized Sunglasses - $40
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ZeroUV Vintage Inspired Pearl Round Fashion Circle Sunglasses - $15
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ToyShades Cateye Sunglasses - $28
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ShopKrazyEyez, The 1969 Pink - $40
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