Sensational Sunglasses

Greta Garbo made this accessory a legendary part of her mystic.

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Anna Wintour is rarely seen without wearing hers.

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Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Likewise for Lagerfeld.

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Sunglasses instantly evoke a cool and glamorous image.

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Audrey Hepburn

An iconic symbol of celebrity, sunglasses are more than just eye shade.

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Getty

If the eyes are the window to the soul, donning dark glasses is a fashionable means of detachment or disguise. Ironically hiding behind sunglasses often has the opposite effect—attracting attention rather than deflecting it.

Guess by Marciano Fall 2010 Ad Campaign, featuring model Heide Lindgren. Shot by Alix Malka.
Guess by Marciano Fall 2010 Ad Campaign, featuring model Heide Lindgren. Shot by Alix Malka.

Investing in statement accessories like sunglasses is the quickest way to elevate any outfit.

Photos: Sara Rosen for Advanced Style
Photos: Sara Rosen for Advanced Style

From retro to contemporary, cat eye to aviator, you can never have too many pairs of sunnies. Here is a selection of super chic options for summer and beyond.

On the Chanel runway, the Cruise 2018 collection included a fantastical pair of gold sunglasses.

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Chanel

BUY HERE: Chanel Round Sunglasses

 

Traditionally handcrafted from genuine buffalo horn, the luxury German maker, Naxury, produces absolutely stunning, one-of-a-kind sunglasses.

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BUY HERE: NAXURY The Pankhy

 

Classic aviators get a contemporary posh upgrade in polished platinum.

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BUY HERE: VICTORIA BECKHAM Classic Victoria Sunglasses

 

Angular and oversized, these Prada tortoiseshell shades are all about modern but edgy sophistication.

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BUY HERE: PRADA Angular Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

 

Understated classic black Ray Bans with tonal lens are the ultimate in timeless style.

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BUY HERE: RAY-BAN Jackie Ohh Sunglasses

 

From the refined shape of the gold-toned frame, to the elegant cut-out silhouette, Gucci is all about polished flair.

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BUY HERE: GUCCI Sunglasses

 

These sunglasses by Chloé are the perfect way to capture the spirit of the 1970s. Crafted to perfection by the French fashion house, these feminine frames are suitably on trend thanks to their bold square silhouette and glamorous Studio 54 undertones.

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BUY HERE: CHLOÉ CE119S Carlina Sunglasses

 

Now you can see the world through rose-coloured glasses. Handcrafted from 18-carat rose gold-plated lightweight titanium, these aviator sunglasses from Linda Farrow exude elegance and luxury.

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BUY HERE: LINDA FARROW Luxe18k Rose Gold Plate Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

 

Contrasting arms make these Illesteva shades subtle but sumptuous.

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BUY HERE: ILLESTEVA Leonard Black Horn Oxford Sunglasses

A two-toned beauty by Aussie brand Sunday Somewhere.

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TO BUY: SUNDAY SOMEWHERE Soelae Two-Tone Round Sunglasses

Iconic marble tortoiseshell frames in a bold combination cat eye by Sunday Somewhere.

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TO BUY: SUNDAY SOMEWHERE Pixie Cat-Eye Sunglasses

THE VINTAGE OPTION

I’ve found a couple pair of beautiful vintage frames and had them made into prescription sunglasses. I found these stunning gold frames by Paloma Picasso on Etsy.

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And discovered these striking Christian Dior frames whilst hunting and gathering.

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Sunglasses are the style requisite of the season.

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