Statement sunglasses are a great way to inject some va va voom to any ordinary outfit. But where should one start? The possibilities are endless, from the retro-inspired, futuristic, to the ultra demure and floral options that one would instantly associate with trendy festivals the likes of Coachella and Glastonbury.
Channel your inner hippie with a pair of sunburst shades by Linda Farrow, or see the world through rose-tinted glasses (literally) with Miu Miu’s heart-shaped sunglasses. For something more modern and sharp, we’re loving Fendi’s oversized, square-shaped sunglasses with blue tinted lenses for that extra dramatic flair. We’re also a fan of Coach’s Beatnik Rivets shades, which draw inspiration from the ’50s Beatnik counterculture, and are festooned with sparkly details and quirky star and heart shaped motifs.
Some people wear sunglasses to cover and conceal flaws — such as eye bags or even a sudden zit breakout (we’re speaking from experience here) — but these statement sunglasses are to be worn loud and proud. Funky and functional, they are exactly what we need to beat the ongoing summer heat. Throw on some serious shade with our 5 favourite picks below, which will easily complement any ensemble while shielding your peepers from the blazing sun.
Gold-tone sunglasses by Linda Farrow
Inspired by haute couturier Khaleda Rajab who is known for her off-kilter designs, this pair of sunglasses strikes a balance between offbeat, retro and sophisticated chic.
The round lenses are encircled with gold-tone, stainless steel sun rays, making them particularly flattering for square shaped faces. You’ll literally be a walking ray of sunshine!
Beatniks Rivets sunglasses by Coach
As their name suggests, these sunglasses are inspired by the Beatnik movement in the 1950s, which called for artistic self-expression and rebellion of social norms.
Stand out from the crowd with this stunner with glittery acetates, and star and heart shaped rivets. It’s also accented at the temples with Coach’s signature tea rose hardware that is scratch-resistant.
Heart shaped cutout sunglasses by Miu Miu
Add a playful touch to your everyday look with these retro-inspired sunglasses. Crafted from layered acetate, they’re finished with whimsical heart-shaped cutouts in lilac and pink that will have you feeling like Lana Del Rey.
The oversized round shape is particularly flattering on oval and heart shaped faces.
Floral print sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana
You can do no wrong with a combination of charming floral prints and a classic shape like the cat eye. Made from glossy acetate printed with pink roses, these sunglasses are perfect for a casual day out with a hint of whimsy.
The oversized cat eye frames particularly flatter heart-shaped faces.
Can Eye two-toned sunglasses by Fendi
The Can Eye sunglasses are a sugary sweet addition to your summer accessory wardrobe, with its rigorous yet playful oversized frame, charming powder pink embellishments, and dreamy aqua gradient lenses.
Its dramatic angular frame means that it’s especially flattering on oval or heart shaped faces.