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Sunglasses You Need This Summer

Sunglasses You Need This Summer

Summer means it's time to get the sunglasses out. Get ready to protect your eyes and look stylish at the same time. Check out our top 10 favorite pairs!

With summer here and the sun shining it’s time to get the sunglasses out. Sunglasses serve much more than just a functional purpose. Not only do they protect your eyes from UV rays but they also help you look sassy and stylish while doing so. If you’re yet to buy a pair and looking for inspiration, then you’re in the right place. Here are 10 sunglasses you need this summer!

1. Cat Eye

The cat-eye shaped sunglasses have been a massive trend in the last couple of years and a personal favourite of mine. They are vintage, yet classy and sophisticated.

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2. Retro Square

I’m sure at some point in your youth you probably wore this in a bright neon or pastel colour and look back and cringe. However, you can totally change this. Square is one of the shapes that suits everyone and is utterly timeless. This pair is made by Quay Eyewear, a leading sunglasses brand dedicated to the recreation of vintage styles. In particular, they specialise in 80s-inspired shades. Love them!

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3. Red Heart

Taylor Swift rocked these sunnies in her music video for 22, and if you wear them you’ll block out the haters and only see love. You can’t get more retro than this!

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4. 90’s Round

We’re just loving retro on this list. Round glasses are a big statement! Get it wrong and you’ll look like Harry Potter or Ozzy Osbourne, but get it right and you’ll look phenomenal. Try and keep the rest of your outfit minimal and match the colour of your shades. Darker tones often work best!

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5. Pilot

Also known as aviator glasses, the pilot style is a classic look. They were originally developed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb for pilots to protect their eyes while flying and are now an iconic American look. Perfect for any occasion, these glasses are great if you’re at a festival or hitting the town!

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6. Tinted

Looking at the world through rose-colored glasses? Hell yeah! Perfect for a quirky and funky vibe.

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7. Oversized

Admit it, at one point in our lives we’ve all worn a pair of large sunglasses and acted like Anna Wintour or any other posh lady. Well, why not buy a pair and live out that fantasy always? The craze originated over 50 years ago when Audrey Hepburn donned her iconic oversized sunglasses in the fab film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This style was further established by First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, who wore her oversized glasses as a finishing touch. Not only are they stylish but they’re also the ultimate girl power accessory!

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8. Flower

Get ready to hit the festival in the fields with these super cute sunglasses!

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9. Large Feline

If you love cat-eye shaped glasses but are worried they’ll be too small for your face then a large feline pair could be your answer. They have the same vintage, classy style – just bigger.

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10. Patterned

Obviously, this is a very broad style. It allows any shape but also means that you can personalise them based on your own taste. Often sunglasses are just one colour but be very daring by going patterned. Here’s a pair I just adore. They are so vibrant and quirky!

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Most of these sunglasses can be found at Topshop, either in-store or online, so I would definitely suggest looking there for your new shades! Finding the best sunglasses for you can be a difficult choice and process but it often comes down to trusting your gut. If you like something, get it!

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Which pair of sunglasses is your favourite? Comment below!

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