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Throw good shade: These are the best sunglasses for the coming season

As the season transitions, wardrobes go through an overhaul; fabrics change, prints and colour-ways get updated. Statement bags and heels usually seem to dominate the accessories category, but statement sunglasses too are having a major moment without that scorching summer weather. As we gradually inch towards fall, there is a whole range of neat eyewear pieces that can be a great add-on to your look.

So, whether you are a sari-doning traditionalist, a true-blue traveller or a corporate honcho, sunglasses can be used to exude a refined sense of taste. And given the fact that the recent fall runways were packed with funky eyewear pieces; from oversized, bejewelled to geometric frames, punctuated with artisanal quirks, it only goes to prove that a right pair of sunglasses can be the hero piece in your wardrobe.

Here is our edit of investment-worthy pieces for fall.

Tom Ford’s Veronica Sunglasses 
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Image: Courtesy Instagram

Tom Ford as a brand is synonymous to everything sleek and the label’s latest Veronica sunglasses prove the point. With a soft cat-eye silhoutte and metallic sheen, this piece balances style with function; it offers 100 percent protection from UV rays.

Price: Rs 33,000 (approx.)

Gucci’s round acetate glasses
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Image: Courtesy Instagram

Looking to add drama to your look this fall, may be Gucci‘s round acetate sunglasses can help. Made in shiny ivory acetate, their geometric frame is complemented by transparent lenses. It features temples with gold metal Interlocking G logo and slit at the tips.

Price: Price on request

Dior’s ‘CatStyleDior’ Sunglasses 
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Image: Courtesy Instagram

If reintepreting classics is an art,  Maria Grazia Chiuri has mastered it. For Dior‘s Fall’19 show, she reworked on the brand’s classic butterfly shape  and gave it a contemporary twist. Why do you need them this fall? Their metallic finish, which almost create a transparent effect playing with light and contrast.

Price: Rs 35,000 (appox.)

Burberry B Sunglasses 
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Image: Courtesy Instagram

Feminine yet bold in appeal has come to become Ricardo Tisci’s signature over the years and he has brought the same vibe at Burberry too. These ‘B’ framed sunglasses sit at an intersection of art and style; their gold plated frame accentuates their shape. The three-sided lenses are accented with a ‘B’ detail from our refreshed logo.

Price: Rs 20,000 (approx.)

Valentino’s VLOGO Sunglasses 
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Image: Courtesy Instagram

On a lookout for classics? Maybe this one is your answer. Valentino’s acetate cat-eye sunglasses are a testimoney of the brand’s commitment to traditional yet classic shapes. The Vlogo embellisment and addition of 3d studs on the tip lend character to this understated piece

Tod’s Leather trimmed sunglasses 
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Image: Courtesy Instagram

Understated luxury sets a strong tone for Tods as a brand, and these sleek sunglasses cement the fact. Easy, versatile, frames made in metal with woven leather trims set this piece apart. With Tod’s branded temples they can be a part of casual look seamlessly.

Price: Rs 31,000 (approx.)

Prada Ruby-red sunglases 
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Image: Courtesy Prada.com

Adding a pop of colour, the ruby-red, made in acetate Prada sunglasses are a must for fall. What sets them apart is their adjustable nose pad, suitable for any fit. Next time when you are opting for denim-on-denim look, these pieces are add a tasteful pinch of contrast.

Price: Rs 32,000 (approx.)



Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
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