Your next pair of shades should shout about your style
You can tell when a lot of design and planning has gone into creating a pair of shades like these. The brown arm and metal frames are a safe contrast, but if you have an appreciation for fashion, you’ll love the brown coverings on either side of the lenses’ frames and the thin golden streak that goes across the top of the frame.
Tortoise shell arms and thin metal rims, there is nothing usual about this rounded pair of sunglasses. Wear them absolutely any outfit and your soft curly hair down for a well rounded look.
Go for that vintage look with these red and white chequered sunglasses. Its colour and pattern are bound to draw some positive attention to you.
Victoria Beckham’s style is classy and effortlessly chic, and her sunglasses are no exception. Try on these wayfarer sunglasses for an elegant alternative to your regular Ray-Bans.
These classic grey sunglasses have a fun denim look to them. The rounded edges mean that they will complement those with a more square face shape. Thank Victoria Beckham.
These bright pink sunglasses are a wonderful summer edition for your wardrobe. If you have a petite face though, you may want to avoid the bug-eyed look.
Turquoise frames with purple lenses make this pair funky and fresh. The aviator style works well with elongated face shapes. Why not try toning them down with monotone clothes so the sunglasses really pop.
These angular sunglasses have a confident design and daring bright pink colour to them. They are a great summer edition that will complement an oblong face.
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What to show off your quirky sense of style? These fluid faded white to turquoise framed shades will definitely gain some onlookers. Try them with your hair let down rather than tied up.
Miss the 60’s and 70’s? Miu Miu has brought back the rounded sunglasses in an interesting purple and white frame. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we encourage those with square faces to try them.
These red wayfarers have a young, hip vibe to them. But don’t feel like you have to dress similarly, try a sophisticated dress on and watch the magic happen.
Burberry released these sunglasses as a favour to those who appreciate colour. These shades will make any look pop. As a fun fact: these amber lens are great for overcast skies, but perhaps not bright sunny days.
If you dress yourself with the words ‘feminine chic’ in mind, then this is the perfect pair for you. The soft pearly pink frame is complemented by the purple and pink lenses.
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You have to be intrepid to invest in these translucent-red shades. They have a playful nerdy vibe to them. The lightly coloured lenses give the sunglasses an eye-glasses look.
Red Herring has realised and satisfied the popular demand for the multicoloured wayfarer look. With part teal, part grey frames, these sunglasses will mirror a fun, diverse personality.
The frame shape of these sunglasses are classic...nothing else about it is though. The clear frame with blue lines and dark blue lenses really shout out for individuality. These blue lenses are great for both sunny and mellow lighting so you might be able to carry them off later in the day too.
This is perhaps the ultimate go-to pair of sunglasses. The frame and shape will complement the majority of faces, and the silver details on the side of the frame are neither too daring nor too banal.
The cat-eyed frame shape is always good for adding a bit of sultriness to your face and overall look. You will also find that Victoria Beckham has left her triangle stamps on these frames.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
These sunglasses are a classic accessory to add to any woman’s collection. With lots of little details such as the yellow stripes and a golden Marc Jacobs signature, you will surely appreciate the design put into this pair and so will your friends.
You have to really love fashion to appreciate this pair of 70’s inspired sunglasses with a very modern twist. The nude colour may need some bright accessories and clothing to bring a look to life.
If you could only buy one pair of sunglasses, this would have to be it. The classic auburn tortoise shell frame and forgiving frame shape means that anyone and everyone can enjoy this elegant pair of shades.
This pair of sunglasses may be reminiscent of your granny’s reading spectacles but if worn with a stylish and young outfit, they may be revived.
This futuristic pair is again favoured for the oblong and oval faces. Looking some something right off the runway, these sunglasses will let people know that you don’t joke when it comes to fashion.
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This perky pair of sunglasses is probably the next best thing to plastic surgery; they will give your eyes and face a lifted look and a womanly flare thanks to their cat eye shape.
Although these sunglasses are multi-coloured, they are still far from tacky because the colours are earthy. Did you know brown lenses are best for distance judging situations such as driving?
Spice up your look with AM Eyewear and try the peach frame with purple lenses. The gradient lenses allows you to use strong UV protection when looking afar and less protection when looking nearby or down into your bag.
What’s great about this neutral-coloured frame is that it will gracefully with any outfit. The large and lengthy lenses will help soften those with long faces.
Wear round sunglasses or be square! Those with square faces will benefit from these rounded specs as they will soften the angular look.
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With all the hype going around coloured sunglasses, it is easy to forget how classic and timeless the black pair can be. These sunglasses are comfortable and offer maximum protection for not just your eyes but the area around it too.
Prada’s tasteful pair of sunglasses is a one-look-suits-all piece. These shades are adorned with little touches that perhaps only the owned would notice, such as the geometric purple designs on the inside of the frame.
This piece juxtaposes the classic auburn frame with metallic touches thereby making it an iconic and trendy piece that may someday become a classic.
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Fire up a look with these red and metallic Dior sunglasses. The thin frame will give you a feminine and delicate look as well as your ears a break from carrying a heavy load.
Remember when we used to wear sunglasses upside down and laugh? Well now Victoria Beckham’s pair is in a similar style but stylishly done so that the look chic and stay on your face.
Aldo offers an alternative to breaking the bank to look stylish. These modestly priced stripy sunglasses have a modern designer feel to them, making them well worth the buy.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
If you’re sick of breaking your sunglasses, try a pair of metal framed ones like these. The light and thin metal is usually quite durable and comfortable. Do offer them some care though.
Zadig & Voltaire
Rock chicks and heavy metal divas, these sunglasses will most probably be the ones for you. With little stud details and an army look to them, you can’t go wrong. Pair them with a khaki playsuit to create a uniformly bold look.
These shades feature studs on the lenses, a thin white frame and purple gradient lenses. This futuristic pair of shades may not be for everyone but there’s certainly nothing to lose in trying them.
Here is another piece for the fashionistas. Prada has creatively combined a thin metal frame around the lenses with thick plastic arms. It does have a serious look to it though.
These aviators are a delicate twist from the usual pair. The light lenses are great for those who want to protect their eyes but at the same time show off their pretty eyes.
Whether you’re going to a business lunch or staying casual in jeans and a T-shirt, aviators like these have proven to be a classic element of anyone’s wardrobe. The comeback from the 80’s is here to stay, so take advantage of the pilot look.
Heart, oval and long faces should turn to these aviators as the shape will complement and soften their faces. Victoria Beckham’s posh designs come at a hefty price so try looking for similar alternatives if you don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket.
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Ray-Ban seems to focus on producing sunglasses for those who opt for protection slightly over style. Popular for their polarized lenses, wearers of these aviators can enjoy glare and haze free vision as well as a few compliments.
These sunglasses are designed to hug the face and their light frame means they’ll do so painlessly. These Tom Ford sunglasses carry over a brown and golden theme making them neutral and complement any skin tone.
Have you wondered how celebrities wear the most casual attire, a messy bun and still manage to look cool? The answer is a pair of aviators. Try wearing sunglasses like these with a careless hairdo and outfit, and see how it works wonders.
This feminine version of the wayfarers will be rocked best by those with triangular faces. With a classy design and effortlessly chic look, there’s no wonder this style has been around for nearly six decades.
You will need more than a square face to get away with this pair of shades. The ringed lenses and very oval shape make this an interesting and alien piece. They may need some initiative and guts to wear, but once you do, you will have proven that you are immune to the status quo.
This Lennon-inspired pair of sunglasses is quite daring and though some would see this as a Halloween piece more than a serious piece, tries wearing it with a bohemian chic outfit to accentuate your fun spirited style.
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Lying between the borders of wayfarers and round sunglasses is this attractive pair of sunglasses. The pair is uniformly black, making it look professional but also possibly casual. You may want to tie your hair back to show these off.
Tom Ford has come out with a little less audacious version of the rounded Lennon-like sunglasses. With a thicker frame and sleek golden details, this pair can be tried on by those who like a change.
These vintage Dior sunglasses are a little outside the box, with the interesting golden details popping from outside the frame, giving the sunglasses and interesting edge.
These Ray-Ban sunglasses are smaller than the aviators we’re accustomed to associating with the brand. This is a suitable pair for those who don’t want to drown their face out.
These sunglasses are in for the season. The bright turquoise contrasted with the golden arms is perfecto for a diverse look that can be carried from the beach to the office lunch.
It is said that rounded frames work best with women that sport short hair. Perhaps that is why Victoria Beckham designed this pair.
This pale colour and rounded rectangular-shaped pair of sunglasses screams vintage. This pale coloured pair may be more forgiving to those with a warmer skin tone.
If you love golden accessories, you will love these sunglasses; they can be matched with some chunky golden necklaces and bracelets and they have a rich, professional air to them.
When wearing a heavy and masculine pair of sunglasses like these, it might be preferable to wear feminine dresses or blouses to balance the look out.
These Carrera sunglasses have a very sporty look to them. The plastic frame with the lined detail and wide frame mean that you can carry out with your favourite outdoor activities while still looking stylish.
Be careful not to blow this pair off as boring, these Vogue sunglasses actually have an interesting texture to them because of the unlevelled frame. The shape is also a very flattering one, so if you’re a picky sunglasses person, try these!
The tortoise shell colour never seems to go out of style and it is perfect for those who have pale or cool skin tones. The wayfarer style is hip and young though so don’t worry about looking ‘old’ in this pair.
Dolce & Gabbana
It seems as though this pair is a tribute to the army. The army pattern and straight-edged, large frames definitely portray a ‘tough’ look. Please don’t feel the need to match these with an army suit though.
If leopard print is your thing, then begin to realise that too much can be a bad thing. The thick frame means that we see a lot of the animal print, so if you wear this pair, stay away from any other leopard printed outfit.
These are the cousin of a previous, similar pair we’ve seen. The bold look can be attempted by though with square faces but again, you will need to be gutsy and fashion forward for this piece.
Al Jaber Opticals
We’ve seen this piece in a darker frame, but this metallic silver frame will work better with those with cooler skin tones.
These rosy and thin framed sunglasses, will work best with those with paler complexions who are in touch with their feminine side.
Dolce & Gabbana Animalier
The funky blue leopard pattern is carried through the entire frame and the blue theme is continued through to the lenses. This exotic pair will gain some attention, making them something to roar about.
Dolce & Gabbana
Vintage seekers, here is a piece for you. This pair of sunglasses is sleek, elegant in tortoise shell, carries a rounded shape similar to that of classic sunglasses. The logos on the sides of the arms add a classic touch too.
Orange streaks on metallic gold might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you have tanned skin and a diamond or oval shaped face, you should look into this surreal pair of specs.
If you have had the problem of not knowing how to pull off soft and curly hair with sunglasses without looking like a hippie, then rimless frames like these will be your simple solution.
This pair has a sleek but also funky vibe to it. The white and silver frame is an unlikely mix but work to make this pair interesting and the gradient black lenses are great for super sunny days.
Prada, Linea Rossa
It is surprising that these were not made by Ferrari or Carrera as they certainly carry that vibe. The dynamic pair of shades carries a mix of black and red plastic frame with a silver rim. Avoid these is you prefer a feminine look.
This fashion forward piece is a fun and adventurous with the tortoise shell interior and the black and white exterior. Wouldn’t it be great if you could pull the sunglasses’ arms to the front and wear this pair both ways to really take advantage of both funky patterns?
This is another tough-chic look but one that can be diverse and softened by a feminine hairstyle or outfit. The bronze colour is an alternative to the same old black or silver and the design on the arms gives this piece some dimension.
This is another piece that we wish could be worn both ways to show off both frame colours. The piece is a cat-eyed shape so remember; this is the perfect piece for those that want to soften their square or heart-shaped faces.
Wonderfully delicate and chic, this pair of sunglasses has a deep brown colour and the lenses frames look as though they have been tied together by a little golden crystal studded ring, typical of Tiffany to make things sparkle.
The most unique point about this modern and mauve pair of sunglasses is the fade from light to dark mauve. Complement it well with a yellow summer dress.
Something fun to note about this pair of pale blue specs is that is has the double arm fold...this may not particularly be useful for anything in specific but it is cool to have.
If you’re not particularly keen on being adventurous with your eyewear, but still seek to achieve a unique look, opt for these. The brown neutral shade is safe, but the little details such as the part metal, part wood-like arms make the piece interesting.