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Summer 2019: The Sunglasses Edit

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Summer 2019: The Sunglasses Edit

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

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Looking for that perfect pair of sunglasses in time for the summer? Look no further than our hot list this season – including both British and International designers, from Le Specs to Celine and everyone in between…


The Sunglasses Edit

Sunglasses are notoriously tricky to prescribe; a purchase that differs between each and everyone 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…

Carlina Sunglasses by Chloé, £370

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.

Hexagon Frame Sunglasses by Zeus +Dione, £188

Zeus + Dione Hexagon Sunglasses

Perfectly timed, the Greek accessories brand Zeus + Dione have extended into sunglasses this summer and our pick from the covetable range has got to be the aptly named ‘Hexagon’ frames in this eye-catching but sophisticated mosaic colourway. Hanmade by local artisans in Greece, they’re the perfect pair to sport on the beach in Mykonos.

Palladium 1307 Sunglasses by Cutler and Gross, £435

Cutler and Gross 1307 mirrored gold-plated sunglasses

A great mix of playfulness and comfort; these gold-plated Cutler and Gross sunglasses have a sweeping browbar and soft green lenses. Great driving shades thanks to their mirrored lenses and lightweight frames.

Love LE56268 Sunglasses by Tom Davies , £295

Tom Davies LOVE

This fun love-heart pair are practically the sartorial equivalent of a sunset and will take you to festival season and beyond. And if you’re after something especially unique, the luxury British designer offers customers a fully bespoke service using the highest quality materials, principally sterling silver, natural horn, pure titanium and cotton acetate.

Sunglasses by Longchamp, £165

Longchamp Sunglasses

Add some colour into your summer wardrobe with these playful red oversized cat-eye shades. Perfect for hiding behind at festivals when you’ve had less than the requisite eight hour’s beauty sleep.

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.

 Luxe 18ct White Gold-Plated Sunglasses by Linda Farrow, £799

Linda Farrow Luxe 709 18ct white gold-plated cat-eye sunglasses

The cat eye remains king of the sartorial jungle for SS18, but this season it’s all about narrow, retro frames if you want to keep up with the fashion crowd. And you’ll be the lion of the pack with these white gold Linda Farrow sunglasses, no doubt.

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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