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12th June 2014 | Posted in Womens & Summer Fashion and Accessories by H. Simpson

The one item that can fully complete a summer look is a pair of stylish and sophisticated designer sunglasses. Forget buying them on the beach when you get there, nothing beats the feeling of sporting the real deal. Here at, we have the very best designer brands introducing new season shapes and colours as well as the classic, original styles that still remain popular today.

Wayfarers, Aviators and Clubmasters are the three styles that standout as classics. These three original styles have become iconic and means they will never become dated. Recognisable in their own right, the classics are often imitated by the High Street. Bringing back fashion from the past and creating retro looks has become more common in recent time. Wearing trends of yesteryear and giving them a platform for second round success at the height of fashion can lead to one of two things; the trend will either phase out once again or remain a firm fixture in the present for the foreseeable future, thus becoming an updated classic. 


Wayfarer Style

Wayfarers first entered the scene in 1956 by Ray Ban and were an instant hit due to the new plastic moulding technology used compared to the metal rims that people were used to. Over the years, Wayfarers have overcome many a rise and decline with regards to trend and is notably most popular when featured in a hit film or seen donned by A list celebrities. Iconic films featuring Wayfarers heavily and thus creating a boom, consist of Risky Business, Blues Brothers and The Breakfast Club. Today, the Wayfarer is available in a range of colours, lenses and sizing as well as many other well known brands taking on this style and creating their own style.

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L668S Sunglasses by Lacoste, ORB2132 New Wayfarer Polarized by Ray Ban


Aviator Style

Originally the eyewear of pilots, the Aviator became a huge fashion trend with the help from 80's films such as Top Gun and a great lucrative deal to use Ray Ban for product placement in film and TV. This deal could be seen as the giant stepping stone that led Ray Ban styles to transform into iconic fashion accessories with the brand now owning the trademark to the label Aviator.

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Kendall Sunglasses by Michael Kors, Aviator Metal Crystal Lens Sunglasses by Ray Ban



Embrace your inner Audrey Hepburn/Victoria Beckham/Jackie Kennedy (the list goes on) and grab a pair of oversized sunnies to complete a glamorous look. A celebrity favourite, oversized lenses are the perfect accessory to give off that million dollar look as well as giving off an air of mystery, hiding a larger area of the face. Oversized sunglasses are also a great way of hiding those hungover eyes on holiday; result!


Gabriella Sunglasses by Michael Kors, 807CC Sunglasses by Dior



Spoil yourself with a designer treat from the likes of Chanel, Bvlgari, Dior, Tom Ford and Gucci. Recognisable by the logo branding on the side of each arm, a pair of designer sunnies are a great investment. Generally made with oversized lenses to cover much of the face as possible, choose another designer accessory such as a classic Michael Kors bag to complete this high end look.


5178 Sunglasses by Chanel, GG8170 Sunglasses by Gucci



For those that are bored of the classic and commericalised sunglasses, there are some more unusual styles, shapes and colours that are different from the norm. Though not all shapes will suit everyone, there are some quirky gems out there from the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Tom Ford. Opt for twists on the classics or cat eye pointed shapes for something a little different and unique.


VW817 Sunglasses by Vivienne Westwood, FT0226 Sunglasses by Tom Ford


Which frames suit you?

Round Face: Rectangular

Narrow: Oversized, round

Square: Classic, Aviators



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