Shades are a paradoxical accessory. Unlike jewellery, which demands attention and compliments, finishing your outfit with a pair of trendy sunglasses seems to scream, “Look at me! But don’t look at me.” Even if you’re just shielding your eyes from the piercing sun, the unapproachable sophistication that sunglasses exude cries out to be complemented by a chic hairdo.

If you’ve ever wondered how to pair sunglasses with your hairstyle, we’ve got your back with this handy guide.

All sunglasses pictured can be purchased from Sunglass Hut boutiques.

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Messy ponytail

Messy ponytail: Couple your faux-messy ponytail with the chic reflective pilot sunnies, because one classic deserves another.

Sunglasses: Michael Kors Chelsea, Miu Miu 03QS, Ray Ban RB3025 Original Aviator Mirror Collection

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Tousled bob

Tousled bob: Balance out the spunkiness of your textured hairdo with rounded frames. You don’t have to go full John Lennon, though. Choose more dynamic frames for visual impact.

Sunglasses:Miu Miu MU 08RS, Ray Ban RB3447, PRADA PR 62SS

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Loose braids

Loose braids: Bring severity and style to your romantic hairstyle with sharp, oversized cat-eye frames.

Sunglasses:Dolce & Gabbana DG4268, Miu Miu MU 11RS, Prada PR54SS

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Loose curls

Loose curls: Voluminous curls warrant striking glasses to prevent your curls from swamping your face. Uniframe sunglasses are the perfect style for that sultry, unapproachable vibe.

Sunglasses: Ray Ban RB4165, Bvlgari BV8136BF, Prada PR 09QS

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Pixie cut

Pixie cut: Oversized glasses are key when it comes to this chic cut. Take cues from stars like Audrey Hepburn and Anne Hathaway by flaunting a wide pair of sunnies for added glamour.

Sunglasses:Coach HC8158F, Versace VE2172B, Prada PR 01OS 55

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.