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The ultimate sunglasses guide

Granted, you might be wearing them in your garden or on your roof terrace for the foreseeable, but a great pair of sunglasses is an undisputed closet essential. Whether you prefer teeny-tiny ’90s styles, cat-eye frames or oversized shades, find your new-season pair here

Pernille Teisbaek


First debuted in the 1930s, this classic style has been a closet mainstay ever since. However, while this timeless shape is never out of style, in recent seasons it has had a renaissance of unprecedented proportions. Championed by street-style stars including Pernille Teisbaek and Aimee Song, gold frames by the likes of Cartier Eyewear and The Attico are an effortless way to add a masculine edge to any outfit.

L-R: Caro Daur, Darja Barannik


A perennial favorite, this classic-but-always-cool shape helps define the cheekbones and gives any outfit a playful edge. Go bold with exaggerated wing-shaped frames by Gucci or Versace, or experiment with statement-making colors and exaggerated frames from the likes of Loewe and Saint Laurent.

Vanessa Hong


This ‘super’ style is not going anywhere, so get on board and start channeling your inner Christy Turlington. Narrow-framed with a micro-size circumference, these skinny styles may not be the best at shielding you from the sun, but they promise to add some serious attitude to summer outfits. With sleek silhouettes by Ray-Ban and Le Specs, these understated shapes provide the perfect finishing touch to everything from slip dresses to second-skin knits and androgynous tailoring.

L-R: Tamu McPherson, Giorgia Tordini


Anyone with an inclination to hit that snooze button for the fourth time will be acquainted with the vital role an oversized pair of glasses can play in your life, particularly when it comes to off-duty days. Look to fashion powerhouses Prada and Fendi for oversized styles that turn tired into a trend.


This season, old-school styles are experiencing a resurgence courtesy of brands such as Bottega Veneta and Chloé. Go full Mad Men with some heavy D-frames, channel the ’60s in the form of rose-tinted – literally – round lenses or tap into this season’s ’70s mood in the form of gold-tone graphic shades.

Erin Wasson


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