SUNGLASSES are an essential part of every summer wardrobe, and not just for eye protection purposes.
The right pair of sunnies can turn an average outfit into a triumph, especially if they’re one of the latest crop of celeb-approved shades.
Take the shortcut to stellar summer style with these fashionable frames…
1. Nineties cat-eye sunglasses
Beloved of Bella and Gigi Hadid, Sofia Richie et al, Le Specs’ narrow, Nineties-esque cat-eye sunglasses have become ubiquitous in paparazzi shots of fashion’s hot young things of late. The good news is that these skinny, eyebrow-revealing sunnies are less than £100 – but if you want an even cheaper pair, Topshop does a decent £20 dupe.
Le Specs The Fugitive Bright Gold, £75
Le Specs Fugitive Bright Gold, available from lespecs.com
Topshop Polly ’90s Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses, £20
Topshop Polly 90s Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses, available from topshop.com
2. Retro round sunglasses
Round frames are making a big comeback this season – with huge, retro-style sunnies showing up in lots of designer collections, from Acne to Max Mara. Pop on a pair of these face-shielding shades when you want to exude celeb-dodging-paps-at-the-airport kind of nonchalance.
Versace Havana Sunglasses, £144 (reduced from £189), Sunglasses-Shop.co.uk
Versace Havana Sunglasses, available from Sunglasses-Shop.co.uk
Karen Walker Hollywood Pool Round Frame Acetate Glasses, £95 (reduced from £190), TheOutnet
Karen Walker Hollywood Pool Round Frame Acetate Glasses, available from TheOutnet
3. Marble sunglasses
Not literally marble, of course – eyewear that heavy would be hard to keep in place – but the marble trend has made its way from the interiors world to accessories. If tortoiseshell was your go-to for shades before, try switching it up with this modern motif.
Pala Zola Pink Marble Sunglasses, £45 (back in stock in August)