Greta Garbo made this accessory a legendary part of her mystic.
Anna Wintour is rarely seen without wearing hers.
Likewise for Lagerfeld.
Sunglasses instantly evoke a cool and glamorous image.
An iconic symbol of celebrity, sunglasses are more than just eye shade.
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.
Investing in statement accessories like sunglasses is the quickest way to elevate any outfit.
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.
Traditionally handcrafted from genuine buffalo horn, the luxury German maker, Naxury, produces absolutely stunning, one-of-a-kind sunglasses.
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Classic aviators get a contemporary posh upgrade in polished platinum.
Angular and oversized, these Prada tortoiseshell shades are all about modern but edgy sophistication.
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Understated classic black Ray Bans with tonal lens are the ultimate in timeless style.
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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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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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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.
Contrasting arms make these Illesteva shades subtle but sumptuous.
A two-toned beauty by Aussie brand Sunday Somewhere.
Iconic marble tortoiseshell frames in a bold combination cat eye by Sunday Somewhere.
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.
And discovered these striking Christian Dior frames whilst hunting and gathering.
Sunglasses are the style requisite of the season.