The smell of freshly cut grass, fair food, sunscreen, coconut drinks, chlorine, and backyard barbecues bring to mind the many perks of summer. But what about the sounds of summer? While we’ve been busy building up the ultimate soundtrack to Summer 2013, we couldn’t help but think about those classic summer songs and the sunnies they pair perfectly with.

Check out these music mashups, and find the perfect shades to pair with your summer playlist:

(And don’t blame us if any of these songs get stuck in your head from now through August!)

Summer of ‘69 by Bryan Adams

Sunglasses inspired by summer hits: Summer of '69

Does a specific summer stick out in your mind as epic? This song surely brings its many memories to mind! With a vintage feel, we would pair shades like these mirrored aviators with off-the-shoulder tops, denim skirts, bright colors, and lots of accessories.

Ho Hey by The Lumineers

Sunglasses inspired by summer hits: Ho Hey

Free spirits unite! This indie song pairs perfectly with these round sunglasses. Think Coachella and Bonnaroo when styling these rounded sunnies — crop tops, cut-off denim shorts, flowing maxi skirts, florals, and flat gladiator sandals.

Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys

Sunglasses inspired by summer hits: Surfin’ USA

You had to know this song would make the list! Bringing to mind an ocean of sweeping waves and plenty of time spent working on a summer tan, we think this fun-loving song is the classic soundtrack to these flat top wayfarers! Think beach casual for this style, with simple tanks, flip-flops, bikinis, shorts, and printed tees. 

I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift

Sunglasses inspired by summer hits: I Knew You Were Trouble


Taylor Swift may or may not be singing about you as you and your gals make plans this summer. These cat eye sunglasses (don’t forget the bow!) are ideal for a flirty yet sophisticated style. If this feminine style suits you, shop around for cute tank dresses, flowing blouses, linen shorts, and wedge sandals.

Cruise by Florida Georgia Line

Sunglasses inspired by summer hits: Cruise

Whether you like country music or not, this song has a contagious way of making us want to pack up and head to the lake! These smoked aviators are a good match for a country girl style. Cutoff shorts, embellished tank tops, graphic tees, and woven sandals and wedges are just a few style staples that come to mind!

What’s your favorite summer song and sunglass pairing?