Starting at the top and moving right: Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Roberto Cavalla and Balenciaga.

While a majority of the country wraps themselves up in fleece blankets near the fireplace, the avid luxury traveler is relaxing in the sand.

No matter if you’re in Florida, the Caribbean or Southern California, you want to relax and look good.

The latter requires some sexy shades.

Here are our picks for the sexiest sunglasses to take with you on that next luxurious beach vacation.

1. Gucci

Gucci Designer Sunglasses

Let’s get this list started with a bang.

When you think of luxury, you think of Gucci.

The Italian designer’s sunglasses for 2013 are certainly nothing to scoff at.

In fact, for just under $400, you might be getting a luxurious bargain.

The Gucci Butterfly Rimless Sunglasses take a page out of the aviators’ playbook, but with a hint of elegance: A small silver tone butterfly is perched on the corner of these cute shades.

Oh, and a pair of these sun blockers offer 100 percent UVA/UVB protection.

Choose from colors of a light blue/gradient blue; yellow/gradient brown; and gold/gradient black.

2. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Designer Sunglasses

These Marc Jacobs’ shades are showing us a trend: Aviators are back for 2013.

The Marc Jacobs Double Bridge Metal Aviator Sunglasses sell for just under $300 and come in three dark, sexy colors. (Another trend: darker is better!)

These Italian-made modern frames feature, as their name implies, a double bridge bar detailed with the sleek MJ logo on the upper left lens.

3. Prada

Prada Designer Sunglasses

Italy understands sexy.

And their most famous designers understand sunglasses.

The Prada F Collection is a must-have for 2013.

These $330 signature sunglasses feature a wrap-around, streamlined shape with metal frames highlighted by the famous triangle crest logo at the temples for an urban-chic look.

You can buy these shades in a silver/grey combo, or a brass/shaded brown combo.

4. Roberto Cavalli Danubrite

Roberto Cavalli Designer Sunglasses

Another Italian designer brand on this list?

Ah, yes.

Another trend.

Roberto Cavalli’s oversized Danubrite squared sunglasses give a classy look with a contemporary personality.

The Roberto Cavalli logo rests on the temples of these dark specs.

For $277, you can’t beat this price.

5. Balenciaga

Balenciaga Designer Sunglasses

Warning: These are the most expensive sunglasses on this list of luxury.

These wire frames come in a classic gold tint.

While they pretend to be aviators, they offer a modern-shape with Balenciaga’s flagship temple accents.

Oh, yes.

The price.

These beauties will set you back $500, but is there really a price to put on luxury?

Which shades are you wearing to the beach this year?

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