5 Updated Sunglasses You Need This Summer

It's time to get out of the shade!


Words by Síomha Connolly
June 10th, 2016

No summer wardrobe is complete without a pair of wear-with-everything sunglasses. This year sees some interesting updates on the tried and trusted classics. From embellished frames to coloured lenses these shades are anything but ordinary. So with summer in full swing, go ahead and shop our edit below to make sure you are summer ready with our shades of choice.

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Dolce and Gabbana ss16


From Dolce and Gabbana to Miu Miu these retro inspired frames appeared on a number of catwalks during the ss16 shows. For an easy way to update your summer look go for a floral embellished pair of sunglasses. A real statement piece these ‘look at me’ shades will update any neutral outfit and add some serious personal style.

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Miu Miu ss16

Extended Cat-Eye

The cat-eye has been a popular choice for decades, due mostly to the fact that the style suits a multitude of face shapes and has a striking and stylish symmetry. But this season the much loved shaped gets an update with extended wings making them even more glamorous and covetable.

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Prada ss16

Coloured Lenses

Harking back to the 1970s styles, Prada, Miu Miu and Dior have all revealed sunglasses that suggest coloured lenses are back on trend this summer. Available in a whole host of rainbow colours these shades are a must-have to subtly inject some colour into your summer looks.

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Gucci ss16


Now to the 1980s and one shape that is sure to make a statement – designers such as Loewe and Stella McCartney rekindled the flame with the D-Shaped frame for SS16. Loewe’s Filipa sunglasses have been featured in endless street style images since their release earlier this year, if they’re good enough for fashion ‘It’ girls Pernille Teisbaek and Gilda Ambrosio, then they’re good enough for us!

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Marni ss16

New Aviators

The classic aviators have had a revamp this year mostly thanks to Dior’s technologic range (which Topshop have kindly duped for all of us who can’t afford the real thing). We’ve all had a pair of aviators over the years, whether Ray-Ban or imitation, but this season the focus is on aviators with a twist- reflective lenses and extended metal detailing make this summer’s aviators anything but ordinary.

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Now that you have your sunnies, why not shop our selection of swimwear so that you are well and truly ready for the sun!