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Summer 2020: The Sunglasses Edit

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Looking for the perfect pair of shades? We round up this season's must-haves...

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If you buy one thing this season, make it the right pair of sunglasses. Find your perfect pair of shades from our seasonal hot list – including both British and International designers, from Le Specs to Alexis Amor and everyone in between…

The Sunglasses Edit Summer 2020

Sunglasses are notoriously tricky to prescribe; a purchase that differs between each and every person depending on face shape, lifestyle and of course, fashion sense. After oversized cat eyes for planned yacht lazing? Or retro rounds for festival lounging? Perhaps it’s classic aviators for sporting pursuits? Or a strategic throwback to oversized shades in order to hide last night’s questionable third round of drinks? Whatever your summer plans, find the shades to suit in our edit, below…

Poppy Lissiman Elton Sunglasses, £130,

Poppy Lissiman Elton Sunglasses

Find us a cuter pair of sunglasses. No, really; we can wait. (We adore these.)

Stella McCartney Cat-Eye Leopard-Print Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses, £108 at The Outnet

Stella McCartney Cat-Eye Leopard-Print Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses

Leopard print? Check. Cat eye? Check. Mirrored lenses? Check. Three trends in one and a pair of Stella sunnies that you’ll wear year, after year, after year.

Black Eyewear Nina in Pink, £177

Black Eyewear Nina in Pink

We all need a little whimsy in our lives right now. Start with a playful pair of colourful sunnies, like these delightful pink heart-shaped shades by Black Eyewear.

Alexis Amor The Rae, £195

Alexis Amor The Rae

If it’s prescription sunnies you seek, look no further than Alexis Amor, whose bold and beautiful designs are handmade from the finest quality materials. Visit Alexis’ headquarters in Richmond and experience cutting edge precision eye testing with his expert team, choose your frames (we vote for these, the chunky ‘Rae’), and then walk away with your perfect match with on-the-spot glazing.

Marni Spy, £255

Marni Spy

Dare to be different this summer in statement specs in the form of these bold Marni Spy frames. The angular cat eyes are softened with the blush pink colourway to keep the look feminine.

neubau Hannes Glasses, €199

neubau Hannes Glasses

Austrian urban sustainable brand neubau eyewear focuses on the con­scious use of resources and region­al Aus­tri­an pro­duc­tion, taking sustainable initiatives seriously at every level including pack­ag­ing, print­ed and in-store mate­r­i­al. We love these lightweight retro aviator frames.

Carlina Sunglasses by Chloé, £309

Chloe Sunglasses

Chloé has thrived with Natacha Ramsay-Levi at the helm, and her recent reinterpretation of the label’s most iconic sunglasses is a testament to her penchant for daringly feminine style. The classically retro round shape is given a makeover with a hand-painted enamel finish and whimsical detail. Accessorising the frame with Chloé’s eyewear jewellery will definitely earn you some extra fashion points.

Matilda Sunglasses by Finlay, £140

Finlay Sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with black and you can’t go awry with an oversized square cut; it’s a classic for a reason. Seriously chic and equally wearable, this Finlay pair are the LBD of the sunglass world and a staple in any modern woman’s wardrobe.

Squadron Sunglasses by Le Specs, £55

Le Specs Sunglasses

Made from polished silver-tone metal and glossy black acetate, this Le Specs style takes the  brow bar from our favourite Ray Bans and pairs it with a narrow oval lens for a fresh supermodel-esque take on a classic.

Cat-Eye with Paisley Decoration Sunglasses by Etro, £295

Etro Sunglasses

Thought rimless shades were done to death? Add purple smoked lenses, a delicate Paisley motif, and a round cat-eye silhouette and voila; another season’s mileage.

Acetate 04 Sunglasses by Celine, £270

Celine Sunglasses

Haven’t you heard? Grey is the new black, and this pair of Celine shades confirms it. Simultaneously neutral and bold, these chic translucent grey sunglasses fitted with light brown shades have got us questioning our obsession with black.


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