Whatever your style is, there’s something here for you.

Sunglasses are an indispensable item for the summer season. While they provide much-needed protection from the sun’s UV rays, they are also the perfect versatile addition to your outfits; they add colour and character to your look.

Here are our top picks for this season. 

For Her

١. A Classic: CELINE

The Square S130 from CELINE is our perfect classic black frame. Its design is both timeless and sophisticated. If you’d like to invest in sturdy shades that will serve you many warm summers, this is the one.

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٢. Some Pop of Colour: ALAÏA

You can never go wrong with cat eye sunglasses, especially an Alaïa. With a spin on the retro design and a Lolita-reminiscent cherry red, this pair is a guaranteed head-turner.

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٣. A Tiny Frame (done right): YSL

Small frames inspired by The Matrix are here to stay. This SL 557 is a perfect departure from the classic square frame – and if you can pull off this look, why not go for it?

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٤. An Inflated Frame: LOEWE

No brand understands inflated design better than Loewe, a superb cross between futuristic and retro. And you might think, “But everyone owns them!” Well, for the right reasons.

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٥. A Yellow Tint: PRADA

If over-the-top funky isn’t your brand, but you still want to have fun, these Pradas await you. Ornated with the brand’s iconic triangle, they are feminine, contemporary, and sophisticated.

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For Him

١. A Staple: CELINE

Initially designed for aviation, aviator sunglasses have achieved iconic status thanks to several film appearances by actors like Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. It’s a cool and charismatic classic.

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٢. Havana Brown: Bottega Veneta

These Bottega Veneta frames offer comfortable everyday wear while exhibiting elegant yet simple style. The design is timeless and suitable for any occasion.

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٣. A Yellow Tint (to match with your lady, of course): PRADA

It complements any face shape, the black frame goes with everything, and the yellow tint brings a bit of cool to the style. It’s one of those shades that you can rely on at any time.

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٤. Clubmaster Style: Tom Ford

With its bold upper rim, thinner lower edge, and distinctive eyebrow line accent, the Clubmaster style has become a timeless eyewear design. We like this Tom Ford pair. 

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٥. Something Different: Acne Studios

The Swedish brand has become synonymous with bold and unique designs. These sunglasses are true to the brand’s ethos; cartoonish cool with an unconventional shape and neutral colourway.

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Nour Regaya is a Tunisian freelance writer based in Berlin, Germany. Her love for writing naturally merged with her fascination for art, leading her to pursue a career as a freelance writer specializing in art, culture, and fashion. She has contributed her voice and knowledge to various online and offline publications. To reach Nour, email her at nour.regaya11@gmail.com or follow her on Instagram at @sylviaplaguee