The best sunglasses to buy now
What do James Dean, Elton John and John Lennon have in common? They all made iconic fashion statements by wearing a pair of sunglasses. What was once exclusively designed for protective eyewear has evolved into a desired accessory. Sunglasses first received widespread popularity in the 1920s thanks to Hollywood actors that were spotted wearing them on movie sets and red carpets events. These days, wearing a pair of shades is popular amongst everyone and there is a wide selection of designs to choose from.
Before purchasing a pair of new sunglasses, make sure they suit the shape of your face. For instance, those with oval or square shaped faces are able to pull off aviator styles, while cat-eye frames complement heart and circle shaped faces. From modern to vintage-inspired styles, check out these top 10 sunglasses that will provide a sense of effortless cool for the summer.
Kitten sunglasses with metal sandwich detail, £12, ASOS
Let the sun’s rays allow you to sparkle in style with these playful sunnies that feature glitter ombré frames.
Lakota 60s round sunglasses, £16, Topshop
For a more retro feel, opt for a pair of oversized 60s-inspired round sunglasses.
Cat eye sunglasses, £10, Monki
Be cool and collective with these classic cat-eye sunglasses. The clear coloured frames provide an on-trend look.
Round sunglasses with metal nose bridge, £12, ASOS
Protect yourself from UVs whilst looking ultra modern with these round shades that feature blue tinted lenses and a metal nose bridge.
Shooter aviator sunglasses, £125, Ray Ban
Let’s face it: you can never go wrong with Ray Ban. This eyewear piece doesn’t compromise on premium quality and style.
Cat eye sunglasses, £191, Dolce & Gabbana
Step out in sophistication with D&G’s stylish cat-eye sunglasses with blue gradient coloured frames.
Iridia sunglasses, £340, Fendi
This Italian crafted and luxury eyewear piece will have you looking lavish at any first class beach resort.
Screaming diva sunglasses, £35, Quay
Featuring rose-pink coloured mirror lenses, bring out your inner diva with these shades whilst soaking up some sun.
Steelcat sunglasses, £30, Quay
Be incredibly cool and contemporary with a pair of these unique looking shades that feature laser-cut frames.