Enough to bring any outfit to life
The easiest way to add quirk, colour and cheer to any summer outfit. Here are our five favourite sunglasses full of whimsy and glamour
I am a bird now
You are a bird goddess from ancient times. Your shadow blots out the sun. All who gaze at you will love you and despair. OK fine, no mystic powers, but these are both cool and a great deal of fun. Retro-influenced brand Jeepers Peepers are all about eccentric eyewear, so do take a look at their full range. Bird cat eye sunglasses, £24, Asos
Reflections on self
Self Portrait are shaping up to be the label of the summer, as everyone collectively falls in love with their lace dresses. But they’re not just about the laser-cut frocks as now they’ve collaborated with Le Specs to produce a range of sunglasses. These are high impact, yet clean and minimalist. Luxe cat-eye matte-acetate sunglasses, £85, Net-A-Porter.
Fortune favours the bold, my friends, so if you’re going to go for kitschy sunglasses, why not go properly all out? These are awesome, calling to mind everything from New Rave and Rainbow Brite to the Shoshana-in-Japan scenes of Girls. Wear them. Own them. I Heart Rainbows Sunglasses, £42, Asos
Get the crystals
Prada has been pushing this blinged-out eyewear for a couple of years now and we still covet it. There’s something irresistibly Old Hollywood about them. Put these on and Liz Taylor would be welcoming you for frosted rum drinks by the pool of the Chateau Marmont. Crystal-embellished sunglasses, £227.50, The Outnet
Sahara hot nights
Some 1970s vibes in a relatively (for this particular sunglasses round-up) subdued palate – their impact comes in the size: these are proper face fillers. Perfect for your first venture into the wonderful world of Weird Sunglasses. Sahara Cateye sunglasses, £18, Topshop.