Audrey Hepburn in jet-black blocks, Lolita’s infamous heart-shaped sunnies, Jackie O in bug-eyed lenses. The proof is in the pudding that a good pair of sunglasses are transformative. And for your SS18 looks, there’s no other accessory that has such an instant impact. Here are the shapes we’re loving…
3 SUMMER SUNGLASSES SHAPES
By Maybelle Morgan, 23 June 2018
City of angles
Angular composition, sharp corners, blade-like lines. Yes, for a statement addition to your ensemble, it’s all about sunnies that relish in precision, with a distinctive retro feel. Whether you’re opting for tinted lenses (in ice-cool blue or moodier purple), 60s-style white chunky frames or knife-sharp half-moons (bonus points to the sleek bronze finish), it’s all about getting straight to the point.
Razor-thin 90s lenses are a celeb favourite right now, as a quick scroll through Instagram will confirm. But let’s acknowledge that they first made their way into our consciousness via pre-teen style icons Mary-Kate and Ashley. And for this summer, you can opt for minimal black, retro tinted with gold metal frames, mossy cat-eye frames, or eye-grabbing red lenses with perspex frames. Just remember: the smaller, the better.
The future is bright
Disclaimer: these are not for the faint-hearted. On the bolder end of the spectrum, they're perfect for giving your outfits a futuristic level of wow. You’ll spot them via their flat, connected lenses and oversized shapes. This season, we’re wearing them big, blocky, tinted or mirrored. The DeLorean awaits.