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The Wishlist: 10 Of The Best Sunglasses

The Wishlist: 10 Of The Best Sunglasses

Whether you’re throwing back to a by-gone era with glamorous cat-eye frames or fast-forwarding to the future with oversized diamante visors, this season’s accessories mood is experimental and decidedly chic. Build your whole outfit around a pair of statement shades or give your look a final flourish with these, our favourite sunglasses of the season.

Sunglasses by Gucci

Oversized square framed visor-style Stella McCartney sunglasses with crystals sppelling out 'Stella McCartney' on the brow bar

THE DIAMANTE SHADES

Guaranteed to turn heads, these oversized square lenses epitomise fashion’s current obsession with big, visor-like shades. The diamante Stella McCartney finish makes them perfect for both luxurious holidays on the Cote d’Azur and poolside partying in Mykonos.

Sunglasses by Stella McCartney

Cat eye Tom Ford Jacquelyn sunglasses

THE MODERN CAT EYE

A thin, metal frame and delicate brow bar with a soft blue gradient lens gives these chic Tom Ford sunnies an overall impression of modernity. Offset by an elegant cat-eye shape and tortoise-shell tips, they’re both timeless and elegant.

Sunglasses by Tom Ford

Saint Laurent 214 cat eye sunglasses

THE BOLD CAT EYE

Channel your inner A-lister with a pair of signature Saint Laurent Kate shades. A Hollywood favourite (in part due to the anonymity they afford the wearer), you’ll be the biggest star at the beach this summer when you flop down on a sun lounger wearing these.

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent

Tortoiseshell Gucci aviators with red and green web arm detail

THE TORTOISESHELL AVIATORS

A heady dose of vintage-inspired tortoiseshell and gold hardware makes these swoon-worthy aviators an OG Gucci fan’s dream.

Sunglasses by Gucci

Alexander McQueen am0180s gold framed and crystal sunglasses

THE GOLD FRAMES

Go for gold with Alexander McQueen’s glossy metal-rimmed frames. Finished with glittering Swarovski gems they’ll add a touch of sparkle to your glamorous warm-weather look.

Sunglasses by Alexander McQueen

Tom Ford black D frame sunglasses with gold metal T detail

THE D FRAME STATEMENT

Tom Ford’s inimitably cool aesthetic shines through in these heavy Nicholai D frame shades. Finished with the brand’s signature gilded T arm, they’re our go-to for mini breaks in Manhattan and hard-core Ibizan party weekends.

Sunglasses by Tom Ford

Gucci oversized tortoiseshell and snake skin square sunglasses with pink-tinted lenses

THE OVERSIZED SQUARE SHADES

Did someone say ‘Gucci’? A high-octane combination of glamour and eccentricity, these square sunglasses pack a fashion punch with tortoiseshell and snake skin frames, gold Gucci detailing and pink-hued lenses. Talk about seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses.

Sunglases by Gucci

Alexander McQueen am0200s gold sunglasses

THE GILDED D FRAMES

Another in our hit-list of shield-like shades, these retro-chic Alexander McQueen sunglasses will add a slightly masculine edge to svelte summer suiting and feminine dresses.

Sunglasses by Alexander McQueen

Saint Laurent LouLou heart shaped reflective sunglasses

THE HEART SHAPED LENSES

We heart these lovely little lenses by Parisian powerhouse Saint Laurent. An Instagram A-list favourite and a playful alternative to conventional shapes, wear with everything from sportswear to ditsy floral dresses for an instant dose of summer fun.

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent

Stella McCartney cat eye sunglasses

THE SKINNY CAT EYE

If 2018 was the year skinny frames made a comeback, 2019 is the year they came to stay for good. An elegant alternative to the matrix-style versions that were popular last summer, these Stella McCartney slim cat eyes are sophisticated and luxurious.

Sunglasses by Stella McCartney