Looking for that perfect pair of sunglasses in time for the summer? Look no further than our hot list this season – including both British and International designers, from Tom Davies to Oliver Peoples and everyone in between…
The Sunglasses Edit
Sunglasses are tricky to prescribe, particularly if you suffer sub-standard eyesight, but also (and more pressingly) because everyone’s face shape, style and lifestyle are different. After oversized cat eyes for planned yacht lazing? Or retro rounds for lit festival lounging? Perhaps it’s classic aviators for sporting pursuits? Or the shape du jour, a narrow cat eye, for city school runs? Whatever your summer plans, find the shades to suit in our edit, below…
Give your sport luxe look a kick-start with these racing stripe cat eye monochrome acetate and metal frames by Hook LDN, maker of seriously stylish glasses.
For bookish types who favour a round reading-glass-style lens, opt for Taylor Morris’ round-frame sunglasses with an ivory-look acetate finish for a modern (well, modern antique,) take on the trend.
A great mix of playfulness and comfort; these gold-plated Cutler and Gross sunglasses have a sweeping browbar and soft green lenses. Great driving shades thanks to their mirrored lenses and lightweight frames.
Union Jack Heart Frames
In case you’re unfamiliar with British brand Tom Davies, the luxury British designer offers customers a fully bespoke service using the highest quality materials, principally sterling silver, natural horn, pure titanium and cotton acetate. The new sunglasses collection is top of our wish list for festival season, particularly these patriotic Union Jack heart frames.
Add some colour into your summer wardrobe with these playful red oversized cat-eye shades. Perfect for hiding behind at festivals when you’ve had less than the requisite eight hour’s beauty sleep.
In Miu Miu we trust to create fashion-forward, playful sunglasses that are really, seriously wearable. A new take on the square frames trend, these Wayfarer-shaped frames are given a twist with a rimless bottom edge.
The cat eye remains king of the sartorial jungle for SS18, but this season it’s all about narrow, retro frames if you want to keep up with the fashion crowd. And you’ll be the lion of the pack with these white gold Linda Farrow sunglasses, no doubt.
You can be pretty sure when you invest in a pair of Ray Bans that you’ll still be wearing them in a decades time (as long as you don’t drop them over a cliff, or let your toddler near them). Timeless classics like these little retro rounds are made more appealing still with rose lenses and gold detailing.
Thought tortoiseshell acetate was done to death? Add blue lenses and a cute cutout detail and voila; another season’s mileage.
Instantly recognisable, and fun enough to lift any outfit, we love these red heart-shaped frames by Saint Laurent. Not just a flash in the pan, you’ll get years of wear from these statement frames.
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