OK, so June hasn’t been the sun-drenched month it should have been (in the UK at least) but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a new pair of sunglasses. After all, the sun’s coming... right? Picking some new shades should be easy but with more choice than ever, we thought we’d highlight five key styles to get you started.
5 OF THE BEST SS19 SUNGLASSES
By Steven Potter, 18 June 2019
You can’t talk sunglasses without mentioning Ray-Ban. Serving real shade since 1937, it's created some of the best-loved shapes around, including icons such as the Aviator and the Wayfarer. Here, we’ve opted for the Clubmaster, but in a tortoiseshell finish. Off the top of our heads, there isn't a casual summer look this pair wouldn't put the finishing touch on. It might be more of an investment piece, but this style is a classic for a reason.
With throwback styles and colour schemes seemingly going from strength to strength this summer, why not add a dose to your everyday look with these visor-style sunnies from ASOS DESIGN? Rising to dominance alongside shell suits and perms in the 80s, visors may be more of a statement choice – but with this being the season of said statements (think animal print and neon), there’s never been a better time to be braver with your shades.
Ah, the humble round lens – one of the very first sunglasses silhouettes to be introduced way back in the 1900s, before transitioning in the 20s and 30s from protective eyewear to certified fashion accessory. A favourite of John Lennon, Elton John and even Ozzy Osbourne, the classic style also went on to star in some of the most stylish 90s film wardrobes (think The Matrix and Natural Born Killers). Round lenses have that instantly-cool effect and with lots of different frame and lens colours to choose from on ASOS, there's a version for all tastes.
Another design that sits within the nostalgia-tinted spectrum are teeny-weeny styles. This small-lens silhouette was, again, big in the 90s, but if you want a switch-up from the classic round lens, opt for a square version like the above from Jeepers Peepers instead. Think of them as a classic with a 90s edge.
If you want to make more of a statement with your sunglasses but feel a visor style might be a bit much, just opt for a colourful lens like the pair from ASOS DESIGN above. Subtle with a flash of colour, they strike the perfect balance between wearable and statement and are probably the easiest way of jumping on this summer’s bolder colour scheme. Tick these off your festival checklist.