Getting lost behind stand-by black shades is so yesterday. Now it’s all about eye-poppin’ electric-bold color. And everyone can use a shot of pizzaz in their closet, right? The key this season is to avoid the juvenile, novelty-shaped (e.g. stars and slats), solid fluorescent styles ala 1980. Instead go for the richness of vintage cat-eyes or statement-making oversized glam styles in transparent, see-through brights that give a softer, more sophisticated hit of color. Don’t think you can rock the brights? Don’t fret–from gorgeous sheer ocean-inspired aquas and rosey pinks to translucent canary yellows and sumptuous oranges, anyone can wear these delish hues. Just take queues from celebs like Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton who show that colorful can definitely be chic anytime, anywhere.  –rpuccia

1. Christian Dior Dior Hatutaa/S, $201

2. Prada PR 19MS, $149

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs MMJ 150/S, $67

4. Juicy Couture Sweet/S, $77