It’s time to throw some shade…on your face. Yes, we’re talking about the world of sunglasses. We know what you’re thinking – Autumn is well and truly here, surely, it’s time to let summer go. But with tropical Winter sun trips booked and sunny spells occasionally breaking through the clouds, you may be looking for some new funky face accessories. But finding the right pair can be a hassle, so we’ve picked out a few of our favourite sunglasses styles that will see you through every season.
Feline Good: The Cat Eye
Cat eye sunglasses have been appearing left, right and centre; on runways, on the Kardashians, Riri and many more. The style first hit the mainstream fashion scene in the 1950s, with a strong helping hand from the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, helping mark a new era of chic yet sexy style. Follow in the footsteps of the stars of the silver screen and wear yours with a fitted long sleeve tee, tucked into a pair of tapered, cropped trousers.
Flying High with Aviators
Everyone recognises the classic aviator silhouette. Developed back in the 1930s as a more streamlined and stylish alternative to military flying goggles, over the eras the Aviator has infiltrated celebrity culture. Everyone from Paul McCartney to Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise in Top Gun have donned the style to channel a rebellious rock-and-roll aesthetic. So, whether you want to evoke military vibes with a trench coat or keep things cool and casual with a leather jacket, aviators are the style for you.
What Comes Around Goes Around
Speaking of Rock and Roll, when you think of round sunglasses, you probably think of 70s icons Ozzy Osborne, John Lennon or Elton John. But the round sunglasses shape surpasses all decades of fashion. All we seem to know today is that they are a festival essential, providing perfect retro vibes to an everyday look or being a brilliant finishing touch to a bohemian ensemble.
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Text: Afua Aidoo
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