Here at Sunglass Warehouse, we like to think of Memorial Day as the unofficial official first day of summer. Pools are opened, beaches are raked, grills are uncovered. Why wait until June to get your summer on?

It’s time to prep your sunglass collection for the warm months ahead. 2012’s sunglass trends range from bold and bright to classic and refined. With so many trends and so little time, why not get a pair for the pool, the car, your bag, and a backup pair — just in case!

Check out our favorite sunglass trends for summer 2012:

 cat eye and round sunglasses trendsprinted and clear sunglasses trends

cat eye sunglasses

So retro cool, when it comes to cat eye sunglasses this summer, the more exaggerated, the better. Style cat eyes with a flirty skirt and flowing blouse for instantly chic style.

Shop SW Extreme Cat Eye Style #1272>

round sunglasses

Channel your inner 60s flower child with a pair of round sunglasses. Think Mary-Kate Olsen’s style when sporting round sunnies. Show your free-spirited style when wearing round sunglasses with a maxi skirt, slouchy top, strappy sandals, and an arm of bangles.

Shop SW Round Style #1213>

printed sunglasses

Try something a little different than your regular, solid-colored shades. Add a splash of pattern with your frames! There are lots of options available — no matter if animal print, geometric, polka dots, or stripes is you.

Shop SW Animal Print Cat Eye Style #2255

clear sunglasses

Girls and guys alike should add some clear frames to their collection. With these, it’s all about the illusion. Be a little bold and get a pair with colored lenses. Mirrored lenses (like the ones above)  are another big sunglass trend for summer. Wear these casual sunglasses with any summer tank and shorts.

Shop SW Mirrored Retro Style #1672>

Which trend will you try?