They hide a hungover face, they make you look a little bit mysterious and more importantly, they protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Right now it might not feel like you’ll ever need a pair of sunglasses again, but that day will come. Promise. Go for a pair that state that they block 100% of UV rays and also look for the filter category from 0-4, where 4 is the darkest lens.
Marilyn Monroe was fond of a pair of cat’s eye sunglasses and we think she’d approve of these. They’re from Polaroid’s heritage range, which is celebrating 75 years of manufacturing. The frames in this collection are drawn from original Polaroid designs from the Thirties to the Eighties. £99, Polaroid
We do enjoy an oversized frame. These tortoiseshell large plastic frame sunglasses will conceal the evidence of one too many gins the night before and they’re quite Jackie O. Printed headscarf and philandering husband are optional. £16, Topshop
Like something from Lady Gaga’s accessories cupboard, these eyelash sunglasses are great for festival season. They’re handmade with UV400 lenses, which means they absorb 100% of the sun’s harmful rays and adjustable nose pads mean you get a perfect fit. £126, Tatty Devine
THE SPORTY CHOICE
We wore these two-tone mirror sunglasses while on holiday in Spain. As well as offering total UV protection and being really comfortable, we didn’t take them off because they made our pasty legs look tanned. Which is always a good thing. These frames come in four different colours. £25, Breo