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The ultimate sunglasses guide

Whether you prefer teeny-tiny Matrix frames, classic cat-eyes or full-sized blackout shades, find your new-season pair here

Fashion
Priyanka Chopra

RETRO

This season, old-school styles are experiencing a resurgence courtesy of brands such as Balenciaga and Givenchy. Go full Mad Men with some heavy D-frames or a slightly softer, ’60s-inspired rounded style. You can never go wrong with an aviator, but try them with blush pink or yellow-tinted glass to add a fresh take.

  • Loewe
    Round-frame leather-trimmed gold-tone sunglasses
  • Kaleos
    La Motta aviator-style gold-tone sunglasses
  • Stella McCartney
    Aviator-style metal and tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
  • Chloé
    Willow hexagon-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
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CAT-EYE

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 Zimmermann, or play it extra cool with statement-making prints and bright hues from the likes of Valentino, Prada and Dries Van Noten. If you’re really feeling the feline love, head straight for the Fendi logo-print option, mini ear-like details included.

  • Zimmermann
    Paisley cat-eye acetate sunglasses
  • Andy Wolf
    Ezzra cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
  • Miu Miu
    Cat-eye crystal-embellished acetate sunglasses
Adut Akech
Kaia Gerber

MATRIX

This ’90s supermodel style is not going anywhere, so get on board and start channeling your inner Christy Turlington. Narrow-framed with a micro-size circumference, this skinny shape may not be the best at shielding you from the sun, but it will add some serious attitude to summer outfits. With sleek silhouettes by Andy Wolf and Le Specs, this understatedly simple shape is the perfect choice for every outfit.

  • Gucci
    Square-frame acetate sunglasses
  • Andy Wolf
    Tamsyn cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
  • Balenciaga
    Agent oval-frame metal sunglasses
  • Le Specs
    Unreal! square-frame acetate sunglasses

OVERSIZED

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 on the morning commute. Look to Balenciaga, Cartier and Anna-Karin Karlsson for blackout glamour styles and turn tired into a trend.

  • Gucci
    Oversized square-frame tortoiseshell acetate and gold-tone sunglasses
  • Loewe
    Filipa oversized D-frame two-tone acetate sunglasses
  • Givenchy
    Oversized square-frame ombré acetate sunglasses
  • Fendi
    Oversized square-frame gold-tone and printed tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
Pernille Teisbaek
Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert

STATEMENT

Whether you like to spice up a simple look or are a loyal fashion follower, sunglasses are another excuse to push sartorial boundaries. Head to Balenciaga for bright, full-colored acetate wraparound styles, Chloé for love-heart shapes and Anna-Karin Karlsson for green crystals, glitter embellishment and a tiny panther sitting on one side of the frame.

  • Prada
    Embellished cat-eye acetate and silver-tone sunglasses
  • Chloé
    Rosie heart-shaped gold-tone sunglasses

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