A novel way to choose your new favorite sunglasses

Find sunglasses that fit the shape of the beach you lay on. Photo: Meredith Craig de Pietro

Find sunglasses that fit the shape of the beach where you bask. Photo: Meredith Craig de Pietro

Everyone knows you need sunglasses at the beach. Which pair is best for you though, depends on which beach you love the most–each summer destination has a different vibe. Put down the Pokemon Go, and take this single-question, multiple-choice quiz to find out which sunglasses are right for you. It’s easy, and we won’t even force you to figure out what shape face you have.

Finish this sentence. I summer in…

Keep it classic in Nantucket. Photo: Ray Ban

Keep it classic in Nantucket. Photo: Ray Ban

A) Nantucket You’ve got your Nantucket Red chino shorts pressed and your ferry ticket reserved. Every year you look forward to eating rainbow sherbet on the porch and drinking rum punch seated at Burgee Bar at the club. Saying you’re conservative is an overstatement, but you like to keep things classic. This summer update your usual pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers with a fresher style: the Ray Ban Clubmaster ($240). This updated twist looks new, but is bound to be around a hundred years from now, just like your favorite “Little Grey Lady of the Sea.” 


Show off your individuality in the North Fork. Photo: Warby Parker

Show off your individuality in the North Fork. Photo: Warby Parker

B) The North Fork. This 30-mile long peninsula has been called the “un-Hamptons” by The New York Times. You’re an early adopter and prefer farmland and vineyards over nightclubs and pricy omelettes (though there are plenty of pricy meals to be had in the North Fork these days). You enjoy picking your own raspberries and relish dinner parties at home with a bottle of local wine. The Warby Parker Nancy ($95) works with your low-key style, showing off your individuality with a sense of practicality.


Party like it's the '80s while in LBI. Photo: Oakley

Party like it’s the ’80s while in LBI. Photo: Oakley

C) Long Beach Island, N.J. You’d rather be catching a wave in Costa Rica, but Beach Haven works in a pinch. Most mornings you’re in the ocean, afternoons you’re indoors for a disco nap and evenings you’re hopping on your beach cruiser and pedaling to meet your #squad at a lifeguard party in Ship Bottom. All the while, you’ve got your Oakley Frogskins ($120) glued to your face. The retro 80’s vibe matches your carefree summer lifestyle. Blare some Bon Jovi and pass the slippery nipple.


Laugh at the commuters from a hammock on Governor's Island. Photo" Brooklyn Spectacles

Laugh at commuters from a hammock on Governor’s Island. Photo: Brooklyn Spectacles

D) Governors Island. You don’t like to venture too far from your casa, and with everyone gone, you can spend more time on your personal projects. Every weekend you take the ferry to bike around Gov’nrs Isle, soak in some rays and chill out in a hammock. You represent your home borough by wearing a pair of wooden Benson Suns from Brooklyn Spectacles ($195) and laugh at all your friends who text you when they’re stuck in weekend traffic.


Embrace your inner hippie on Fisher's Island. Photo: Saturdays

Embrace your inner hippie on Fisher’s Island. Photo: Saturdays

E) Fishers Island. It’s true that you listened to Phish when you were in high school, and you still don’t regret the “Steal Your Face” tattoo you got in college. Even though you’re more interested in golf than music these days, you still threw down some cash for most of the East Coast tour of Dead & Company. During the summer, you’re all about drinking spiked Fishers Island lemonade at tee time, and Instagramming local street art. You’re wearing your Saturdays Perry sunnies ($295) in peach, and contemplating your move to Greenwich, CT.


Meditate on the aura of summer from the Astral Plane. Photo: Coco and Breezy

Meditate on the aura of summer from the Astral Plane. Photo: Coco and Breezy

F) The Astral Plane. Summer is a state of mind, man. If you want something, you just manifest it. The sun shines all over the world, and you realize it’s ridiculous to use “summer” as a verb. You live in the present, whether you’re sweating in your studio or sitting in silent meditation for the weekend in the Berkshires. You’re listening to Prince and leading sonic healing sessions, no matter the season, and all the while you’re in your Tres sunglasses by Coco and Breezy ($499), because your third eye needs protection too. Namaste.